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Meirion

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  • Friends and Traitors

  • By: John Lawton
  • Narrated by: Lewis Hancock
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

It is 1958. Newly promoted Chief Superintendent Frederick Troy of Scotland Yard is on a Continental trip with his older brother, Rod, who is taking the entire family on 'the Grand Tour' for his 51st birthday. After a concert in Vienna, Frederick Troy is approached by an old friend - Soviet spy Guy Burgess, who says something extraordinary: 'I want to come home.' MI5 send an agent to debrief Burgess - but the man is gunned down yards from the embassy, and Troy finds himself a suspect. As he fights to prove his innocence, Troy finds that Burgess is not the only ghost who returns to haunt him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My Favourite Troy book

  • By Meirion on 21-02-19

My Favourite Troy book

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Reviewed: 21-02-19

This is quicker paced than most of the series, and has more expletives and adult humour. I loved it. Worth reading series in chronological order of content and not order they came out. They make more sense that way.

  • The Dead

  • Vengeance of Memory, Book 3
  • By: Mark Oldfield
  • Narrated by: Nigel Antony
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 18

Madrid, 1982. The dictator is dead, and Guzmán is finally back in the capital. Years of bitter exile in the provinces doing the dirty work for the sinister head of military intelligence have left their mark on the Comandante. He wants out. But he needs money first...and what better way to get it than blackmail? After all, he knows better than anyone where all the bodies are buried.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed series

  • By Cinnamon M Andrews on 17-07-18

Unputdownable

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Reviewed: 10-04-18

A thoroughly entertaining good read, it finished the trilogy on a high. One of my favourite reads in the past 10 years

  • Herding Hemingway's Cats

  • Understanding How Our Genes Work
  • By: Kat Arney
  • Narrated by: Kat Arney
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 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 58

The language of genes has become common parlance. We know they make your eyes blue, your hair curly or your nose straight. The media tells us that our genes control the risk of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism or Alzheimer's. The cost of DNA sequencing has plummeted from billions of pounds to a few hundred, and gene-based advances in medicine hold huge promise. So we've all heard of genes, but how do they actually work?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent in depth look at genetics

  • By Lewis on 10-04-16

Joyfully Informative.

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Reviewed: 13-10-17

It's rare for an author to be the best person to narrate their own books, but Kat Arney nails it. Her enthusiasm and her intelligence shine through, and she makes complex processes and concepts easy to understand. This book is one of my favourites this year and my understanding of the molecular genetic processes has been greatly enhanced. It was a joy to listen to and I now look forward to getting other work by her.

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 482
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 426
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eye opening and mind expanding

  • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

Brilliant book

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Reviewed: 26-10-16

Roy McMillan manages to convey the enthusiasm, wonder and clarity of Carlo Rovelli's staggering masterpiece

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