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  • Ask an Ocean Explorer

  • By: Dr Jonathan Copley
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
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    5 out of 5 stars 2

How deep do sharks swim? Have more people been into space than the deep ocean? And what effect are we having on the health of our seas? In Ask an Ocean Explorer, marine biologist of over 20 years and advisor for the BBC's Blue Planet II, Dr Jon Copley, explains the science and wonder of the deep ocean. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very interesting book for anyone into the Deep

  • By Sean on 22-05-19

A very interesting book for anyone into the Deep

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Reviewed: 22-05-19

Anyone interested in the Ocean or Scuba diving must listen to this book.
Read by the brilliant Peter Noble bolstering my interest in the subject.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Shoot for the Moon

  • By: Richard Wiseman
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    5 out of 5 stars 21
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    5 out of 5 stars 21

In this remarkable audiobook, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mind-set that took humanity to the moon and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life. Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo mind-set, including how pessimism is crucial to success and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book intreaging & informative book.

  • By Sean on 04-02-19

excellent book intreaging & informative book.

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Reviewed: 04-02-19

I have enjoyed this book so much I have listened to it twice. it offeres a great perspective on one of Humans greatest achievements. also read so well by the brilliant Peter Noble.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Wings on My Sleeve

  • The World's Greatest Test Pilot Tells His Story
  • By: Eric 'Winkle' Brown
  • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 189
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 188

The autobiography of one of the greatest pilots in history. In 1939 Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realising he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve - and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying more different aircraft types than anyone else.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great read!

  • By Jay Grady on 02-07-16

What an extraordinary life.

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Reviewed: 05-12-18

I brilliant insight into an extraordinary career.
what an amazing time to be involved in the design & testing of so many prototype aircraft.

  • Lancaster

  • The Second World War’s Greatest Bomber
  • By: Leo McKinstry
  • Narrated by: Peter Noble
  • Length: 25 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 49
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42

A comprehensive history of Britain's greatest bomber plane. The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of the heavy bomber. Yet without the Lancaster, Britain would never have been able to take the fight to the German homeland. Highlights the scale of the bomber's achievements, including the famous Dambusters attacks. With its vast bomb bay, ease of handling and surprising speed, the mighty Lancaster transformed the effectiveness of the Bomber Command. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well read & well written

  • By Sean on 17-10-18

Well read & well written

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Reviewed: 17-10-18

An awesome description of how the Lanc came about & designed by the brilliant Roy Chadwick
superbly written & an insight into the horrors of War.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Elephant to Hollywood

  • By: Sir Michael Caine
  • Narrated by: Sir Michael Caine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 837
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 830

Sir Michael Caine is loved not just for his many films, but for his warmth, honesty, and humour in describing every aspect of his life from his humble South London beginnings to performing alongside the greatest Hollywood actors of the day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Audiobook beats Hardback!!!

  • By Justin on 15-10-10

Such an interesting Biography

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Reviewed: 27-09-18

Great listen very well written & read.
my only criticism is the audio level is all over the place.