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Barbara Smart

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  • Pale Blue Dot

  • A Vision of the Human Future in Space
  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
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    4 out of 5 stars 211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 210

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • First Time Read and Disappointed

  • By Sarah on 20-02-18

what are imaginative book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-01-19

such a imaginative book for my mind that was so great thank you for putting into words

  • I Contain Multitudes

  • The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
  • By: Ed Yong
  • Narrated by: Charlie Anson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 268
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262

Your body is teeming with tens of trillions of microbes. It's an entire world, a colony full of life. In other words, you contain multitudes. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, guide our behaviour and bombard us with their genes. They also hold the key to understanding all life on earth. In I Contain Multitudes, Ed Yong opens our eyes and invites us to marvel at ourselves and other animals in a new light, less as individuals and more as thriving ecosystems.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very enjoyable read

  • By Millymagpie on 14-09-16

as always I enjoy

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Reviewed: 06-11-18

the more I understand about the things that I cannot see the more I need to know and this book has made me one closer to knowing thank you what a pleasure

  • Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Carlo Rovelli
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 120
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 116

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics written and read by Carlo Rovelli. These seven short lessons guide us, with admirable clarity, through the scientific revolution that shook physics in the 20th century and still continues to shake us today.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Probably better as non audio book

  • By Ms. K. D. Chadha on 14-03-17

what an amazing book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-17

Carlo rovelli is not just a man who speaks perfect language but intellect who captures the imagination of all things what a book of learning he gives lessons and then lessons take My Breath Away

  • Storm in a Teacup

  • The Physics of Everyday Life
  • By: Helen Czerski
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

What is it that helps both scorpions and cyclists to survive? What do raw eggs and gyroscopes have in common? And why does it matter? In an age of string theory, fluid dynamics and biophysics, it can seem as if the science of our world is for only specialists and academics. Not so, insists Helen Czerski - and in this sparkling new audiobook she explores the patterns and connections that illustrate the grandest theories in the smallest everyday objects and experiences.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not such a big storm

  • By Viv on 05-02-17

what a great book

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Reviewed: 31-10-17

this book is put into layman's terms for anybody wants to understand a little bit of physics

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • 56 Traits of Aspergers Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Do the Hypersensitive and Eccentric People in Your Life Have Aspergers Syndrome?
  • By: J. B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 12
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 12

Asperger's Syndrome, or high-functioning autism, is a form of autism that falls on the autism spectrum. Asperger's Syndrome can be seen in adults and in children if you know what to look for. Many people who can be described as hypersensitive, odd or eccentric have Asperger's Syndrome which has gone undiagnosed. Some of the greatest comedians, singers, actors and inventors have Asperger's syndrome. They specialize in what they are good at, and they can become highly successful in doing so.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Can we please not use the term 'aspie'? Offensive

  • By A. R. Cummins on 20-11-18

very short

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Reviewed: 09-09-17

very short book but with a couple of pictures they repeats the couple of the symptoms twice but other than that is a good book clear and precise

  • Origins of Life

  • By: Robert M. Hazen, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert M. Hazen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Four billion years ago, the infant Earth was a seething cauldron of erupting volcanoes, raining meteors, and hot noxious gases, totally devoid of life. But a relatively short time later-only 100 million to 200 million years-the planet was teeming with primitive organisms.What happened? Now you can find out-in a series of 24 vibrant lectures from a leader of the NASA-supported team studying the origins of life in the universe and also one of the nation's foremost science educators.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • spell binding!

  • By Michael McDaid on 20-07-15

why doesn't this not work on

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-08-17

the book is brilliant but it does not give me my additional work did you somewhere to let supposed to be at the end of all audio books that have it I never can find I try and complain and I can't send an email because he doesn't have that option you try and get a phone call back and it says that I am an Android please help

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Farmageddon

  • The True Cost of Cheap Meat
  • By: Philip Lymbery, Isabel Oakeshott
  • Narrated by: Julian Elfer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

Farm animals have been disappearing from our fields as the production of food has become a global industry. We no longer know for certain what is entering the food chain and what we are eating - as the UK horsemeat scandal demonstrated. We are reaching a tipping point as the farming revolution threatens our countryside, health, and the quality of our food wherever we live in the world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, bad reading.

  • By Shaun on 30-05-15

what a great book

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Reviewed: 08-12-16

if you thought you knew about chicken Meet and why you shouldn't eat it and what Meet you should be eating this is the book

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Mort

  • By: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,402
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as Death's apprentice. He can barely handle his simple task of ushering souls out of Discworld, but he really screws up when he meets the beautiful Princess Keli, who is scheduled to be assassinated.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good but poor quality recording

  • By Sam on 19-04-15

was one of my favourite

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Reviewed: 07-11-16

The Voice in there changes a few times which is quite off putting but the book itself is excellent one of Terry Pratchett's finest

  • Gut by Giulia Enders

  • Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review
  • By: Eureka Books
  • Narrated by: Michael Pauley
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Gut by Giulia Enders is a thorough introduction to the most recent scientific discoveries and theories about what happens in the human body's digestive system, from ingestion to digestion. This companion to Gut includes an overview of the book, important people, key takeaways, analysis of key takeaways, and much more.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • not good

  • By Barbara Smart on 03-11-16

not good

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-16

this book is not worth buying as it is only an introduction well not even an introduction the best book that you can buy to understand gut bacteria for the mitochondria is a book called 10% human this book is brilliant book it will open your eyes 10% human

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Born to Run

  • The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
  • By: Christopher McDougall
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,611
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,396
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners and learn their secrets - and in the process shows us that everything we thought we knew about running is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Born to Run

  • By Gilmonkey on 23-05-12

a very good friend told me about this book and she

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Reviewed: 20-10-16

she was more than obsessed with running two years to finally readers and what a book it was all the answers to all the problems of the human condition is set in this one simple book weather it's sport Endurance hope dietary advice everything you could possibly need to know about survival and Betrayal and love and compassion is in this book