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  • Raymond Chandler: The BBC Radio Drama Collection

  • By: Raymond Chandler
  • Narrated by: Toby Stephens
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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    5 out of 5 stars 164
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

The complete collection of landmark BBC Radio dramas of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mysteries. Philip Marlowe is the archetypal noir detective: wisecracking and world weary, hard boiled yet honourable. This volume includes all eight dramatisations of Raymond Chandler's groundbreaking crime novels featuring his iconic hero.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • So would chapter headings have killed them?

  • By S. Kennedy on 01-05-17

Chandler

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-01-18

To me every thing about this book is hugely pleasurable and it is very much enhanced by brilliant narration

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 428
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 422

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and mind expanding

  • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

Read this

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Reviewed: 11-11-16

A wonderful, almost poetic scientific exposition of quantum gravity and related developments which you will enjoy, I feel sure even as a non scientist.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The Silk Roads

  • A New History of the World
  • By: Peter Frankopan
  • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
  • Length: 24 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,608
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,364
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,347

The sun is setting on the Western world. Slowly but surely, the direction in which the world spins has reversed: where for the last five centuries the globe turned westward on its axis, it now turns to the east.... For centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the West - in the New World of the Americas. Today it is the East that calls out to those in search of adventure and riches. The region stretching from Eastern Europe and sweeping right across Central Asia, deep into China and India, is taking center stage.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Poor reading.

  • By Paul on 29-08-17

Silk Roads

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-07-16

If you are remotely interested in history or world affairs you will enjoy this very much indeed. David.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Sweet Caress

  • The Many Lives of Amory Clay
  • By: William Boyd
  • Narrated by: Jilly Bond
  • Length: 15 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 475

It is Amory's photographer uncle, Greville, who gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography and unleashes a passion that will irrevocably shape her future. Her search for life, love and artistic expression will take her to the demimonde of Berlin of the late 20s, to New York of the 30s, to the Blackshirt riots in London and to France in the Second World War, where she becomes one of the first women war photographers.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • I think it is the narrator....

  • By Louise on 22-10-15

Sweet reading

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-15

A fascinating, beautifully written story by an excellent author. I have read many of Mr Boyd's works and this is as good as any of them and perhaps my favourite.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Philosophy of Mind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

The quest to understand the mind has motivated some of history's most profound thinkers. But only in our own time are we beginning to see the true complexity of this quest, as today's philosophers draw on the latest evidence from neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, and other fields to probe deeply into the inner workings of the mind.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely loved it!

  • By Chris on 23-04-15

David.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-07-15

A very interesting review of the philosophy of the mind with an accessible but not patronising approach. I enjoyed very much. David