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  • The Unexpected Truth About Animals

  • By: Lucy Cooke
  • Narrated by: Lucy Cooke
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

History is full of strange animal stories, invented by the brightest and most influential, from Aristotle to Disney, and they reveal as much about us and the things we believe as they do about the animals they misrepresent. We once thought that eels were born from sand, that swallows migrated to the moon, and that bears gave birth to formless lumps that were licked into shape by their mothers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Who are we to judge?

  • By Amazon Customer on 20-04-18

Who are we to judge?

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 20-04-18

A witty collection of human failures in our attempts to understand animals. I think this book says much about man trying to see see all life through our limited perceptions.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,267
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 11,235
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,176

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 Myths Retold in One Easy Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-12-17

This is the best book I've listened to for a while. Stephen Fry has done all the hard work for us mere mortals, so that the Greek Titans and Gods, whose names we may have heard in passing, are explained to us in an unassuming and understandable way.

  • The Girl on the Train

  • By: Paula Hawkins
  • Narrated by: Louise Brealey, India Fisher, Clare Corbett
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,508

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Hated it

  • By Miss N. Bleakley-wadlow on 05-02-17

Wow!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-15

This is not what I would have chosen and I no have idea why I did. I'm glad I did though.
An enigmatic mystery thriller that is told through the eyes of three apparently diverse women, which leads you to weave your way from one wrong conclusion to the next before finally knitting it all together to show the truth.

  • No Suspicious Circumstances

  • By: Helen Mulgray, Morna Mulgray
  • Narrated by: Jane MacFarlane
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Meet the world's most unusual undercover team. It can be tough working for HM Revenue & Customs, but DJ Smith has more than a little help from her trained sniffer cat, Gorgonzola, a moth-eaten Persian with gourmet tastes and a mind of her own. This first investigation finds DJ and Gorgonzola on the trail of a heroin smuggling ring operating in and around Edinburgh.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Pleasant Read

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-09-15

A Pleasant Read

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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: 08-09-15

This an easy story to follow without the complicated twists of other books. The characters are all recognisable from people who you have probably met.
The book is also a great tour around the east coast of Scotland makes this book even more interesting if you know the area.

  • The God Delusion

  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,626

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Book of the Year, 2007.
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, 2007.
Winner of the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.

As the author of many classic works on science and philosophy, Richard Dawkins has always asserted the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm it has inflicted on society. He now focuses his fierce intellect exclusively on this subject, denouncing its faulty logic and the suffering it causes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Flying Spaghetti Monster here I come

  • By WizardsKnob on 30-11-16

Vitriolic Non Argument

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Reviewed: 24-08-15

What a pompous moron. He is probably right but seems to just dismiss anyone who says otherwise with disdain.
I was hoping for a sensible case, not just, the're wrong.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • God Collar

  • By: Marcus Brigstocke
  • Narrated by: Marcus Brigstocke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 526
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 217

‘There's probably no God ... but I wish there was. I've got some things I need to ask him.' Based on Marcus Brigstocke's award-winning Edinburgh and West End show, God Collar focuses on the ‘God-shaped hole’ that opens up in Marcus’s life following the death of his best friend.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sorry but I don't do 'Laugh out loud'

  • By M. Russell on 18-07-11

A Thought Provoking Book

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-15

Scientific logic suggests that their probably is no God. Humans have always needed an explanation for the meaning of life and still do. This book is a witty attempt to look at these issues without trying to tell you what to think.

  • Vengeance of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 7
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

Louisiana homicide detective and demon summoner Kara Gillian is about to learn that vengeance is a dish best served cold - especially when dealing with supernatural crime. But with her closest friends now in harm's way, the demons just made this one personal.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A Good Book but the Story is Really Dark

  • By Farnham_red on 23-03-17

Another Great Read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-06-15

Kara Gillian and her "posse " are trying to save not only this world but the Demon realm as well. The are the defensive but they can deal with anything even if it's not clear who is on who's side.
This book is thrilling from start to finish.

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  • The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • By: John Buchan
  • Narrated by: David Thorn
  • Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Richard Hannay, Buchan's hero in this 1915 thriller, stumbles across a dark plot to attack England by the German Reich (of World War I vintage) but has to flee when his discovery becomes known. He then engages in several hot pursuits and narrow, if theatrical, escapes, but all's well that ends well.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Still a Good Thriller

  • By Amazon Customer on 13-06-15

Still a Good Thriller

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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: 13-06-15

Despite being set in a different era this story still takes the listener on a journey of twists and turns. It still retains it's place as a classic piece of literature.

  • Fury of the Demon

  • Kara Gillian, Book 6
  • By: Diana Rowland
  • Narrated by: Liv Anderson
  • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

Demon summoner Kara Gillian bears the scars of Rhyzkahl’s treachery, but she refuses to let them slow her down. She and the demonic lord Mzatal have not rested in their efforts to recover Idris - Mzatal’s summoner protg who was kidnapped by enemy lords - but now their search has brought them back to Earth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Great Kara Gillian Story

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-06-15

Another Great Kara Gillian Story

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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: 09-06-15

Each book gets better than the last. I have never gone from one book to the next so quickly in my life. Next book starts tomorrow!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful