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Chris Burchill

Kingston Upon Thames, UK
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  • Sapiens

  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 12,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,024
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,940

Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us sapiens? In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here, and where we're going.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Thought provoking but overconfident

  • By Jan W. H. Schnupp on 24-09-15

Thought Provoking

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

Reviewed: 01-08-18

A breathtaking view of where we've come from and where we are going. I'm not so sure about the bleak future he paints of a post-human world but intriguing none the less.

  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

  • The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
  • By: Richard P. Feynman
  • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
  • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman, from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science - a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will delight anyone interested in the world of ideas.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • All you want to hear is already in the first book.

  • By Fritz on 07-01-17

very challenging but enjoyable

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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: 30-06-18

Loved the intelligence and narrative style. Makes characters come alive and yells the story of theoretical Physics. Hardest part is Feynemann's misogynistic outlook. Just shows that even the greatest intellects and storytellers are prone to accept values and beliefs that have no basis in fact. Don't let this spoil the book for you. It's worth every minute.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,277
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 8,487
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,448

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

Greek Gods Behaving Badly

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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: 14-02-18

I had no idea of all the storylines and characters. Great way to find out.