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  • Mind = Blown

  • Amazing Facts About This Weird, Hilarious, Insane World
  • By: Matthew Santoro
  • Narrated by: Matthew Santoro
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 40

Warning: this audiobook will blow your mind. Matthew Santoro is a fact-filled YouTube sensation. Now comes his first ever book, packed full of trivia, laughs and facts that seem too mind melting to be true. From video game characters that were based on real people to myths you still believe about space, Santoro brings together the world's most amazing facts in mind-boggling top 10 lists and myth-busting revelations. Did you know that it's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament? Or that under extreme pressure, peanut butter can be turned into diamonds?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Terrible irritating narration

  • By Jamie on 02-10-16

Yawn.

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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-18

It's ok for basic facts, but I didn't think there was anything amazing about it.

  • Human Universe

  • By: Professor Brian Cox, Andrew Cohen
  • Narrated by: Samuel West
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,337
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,184

Human life is a staggeringly strange thing. On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from. What is a human being? Objectively, nothing of consequence. Particles of dust in an infinite arena, present for an instant in eternity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Inspiring stuff

  • By Mrspatriciacherry on 09-05-17

Absolutely loved it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-18

This was a hugely insightful and entertaining book. It has been both educational and inspiring. I'm actually going to buy a hard copy as a keepsake.

  • Honeybee Democracy

  • By: Thomas D. Seeley
  • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
  • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

Honeybees make decisions collectively-and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Informative

  • By Conor on 19-10-18

Informative

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-10-18

Goes into a lot of detail of how Bees select their new home, through observation by bee scientists.

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,667
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,576

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

Quirky

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-18

A light hearted tale with a quirky mix of sci fi, early century life and sacrifices.

  • Small Great Things

  • By: Jodi Picoult
  • Narrated by: Noma Dumezweni, Jeff Harding, Jennifer Woodward
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,468
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461

The new audiobook from number one best-selling author Jodi Picoult, with the biggest of themes: birth, death, and responsibility. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • First but not last

  • By TinaàRaven on 12-01-17

loved it

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-11-17

i Loved it. well written with an unexpected twist at the end. well worth reading.

  • Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta

  • A Covert One Novel
  • By: Patrick Larkin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 22

The Lazarus Movement, the dominant force in the eco-conscious, "anti-technology" protest movement, has sent rumblings down the halls of the world's intelligence agencies. Led by a mysterious, never-seen figure known only as Lazarus, this increasingly prominent group is believed by some to be preparing a bold strike.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Reasonably good story

  • By Conor on 15-01-17

Reasonably good story

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-01-17

Would you listen to Robert Ludlum's The Lazarus Vendetta again? Why?

No. Usually only listen to a book (watch a movie) once, unless it has more to offer.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Story was good however, too many clichés.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

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If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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