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  • The Reckoning

  • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb - translation
  • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

A chilling note predicting the deaths of six people is found in a school's time capsule, 10 years after it was buried. But surely, if a 13-year-old wrote it, it can't be a real threat.... Detective Huldar suspects he's been given the investigation simply to keep him away from real police work. He turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. Soon, however, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good read

  • By lassiefromlancs on 05-05-18

Very good read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-05-18

Love both Hulda/Freya books and hope there are more in this series. There are serious issues in plot but relationship between main characters lightens things.

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  • Faith Versus Fact

  • Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible
  • By: Jerry A. Coyne
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32

In his provocative new book, evolutionary biologist Jerry A. Coyne lays out in clear, dispassionate detail why the toolkit of science, based on reason and empirical study, is reliable, while that of religion - including faith, dogma, and revelation - leads to incorrect, untestable, or conflicting conclusions.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable and Thought Provoking

  • By TheTrueGeek on 29-10-18

Excellent

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Reviewed: 10-03-16

Very convincing arguments plus a bit of humour. Jerry Coyne at his best. Well narratedd.

  • The Ark Before Noah

  • Decoding the Story of the Flood
  • By: Dr Irving Finkel
  • Narrated by: Dr Irving Finkel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 99

In The Ark Before Noah, British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet - the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a delightful book!

  • By Sydney on 04-06-14

Fascinating

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-06-15

Easier to read than I thought it would be and a very Interesting subject. Well read.

  • I Think You'll Find It's a Bit More Complicated Than That

  • By: Ben Goldacre
  • Narrated by: Ben Goldacre and Jot Davies
  • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 247

The very best journalism from one of Britain's most admired and outspoken science writers, author of the bestselling Bad Science and Bad Pharma. In ‘Bad Science', Ben Goldacre hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science. In ‘Bad Pharma', he put the $600 billion global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. Now the pick of the journalism by one of our wittiiest, most indignant and most fearless commentators on the worlds of medicine and science is collected in one volume.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting articles but thats about it

  • By J on 18-02-15

Excellent compilation of newspaper articles

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-02-15

Witty, amusing guides to rational thinking and how to base our thoughts and actions on evidence.

Well read by Ben.

  • Red Bones

  • By: Ann Cleeves
  • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 443
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385

An archaeologist studying on a site at Whalsay discovers a set of human remains. Is it an ancient find - or a more contemporary mystery? Then an elderly woman is shot in a tragic accident. Shetland detective Jimmy Perez is called in by her grandson - his own colleague, Sandy Wilson. Mima Wilson was a recluse. She had her land, her pride and her family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good story

  • By Linda on 08-08-17

Good read

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-01-15

Nice descriptions of Shetland landscapes and way of life as background to interesting plot and characters. It was well read too.

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