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  • Liquid

  • The Spellbinding Substances That Guide Our Lives
  • By: Mark Miodownik
  • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk and another power a jumbo jet? Sometimes dangerous, often delightful and always fascinating, discover the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best known scientists. From the best-selling author of Stuff Matters comes a fascinating tour of the world of these surprising or sinister substances - the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves we encounter day to day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable... thanks Mar

  • By Graeme Hughes on 21-09-18

Fascinating and delightfully presented

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Reviewed: 06-02-19

The simple way in which the author explains the ins and outs of some of the most fascinating liquids in our every day lives is spell binding.

  • 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
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    4 out of 5 stars 36
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    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

Exceptional

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-03-18

By far the best audio book I've had the pleasure to listen to yet.

Lucy Cooke's passion about the animals she discusses is clear but that doesn't steer her away from a light hearted theme, which runs through her writing and results in regular laugh out loud moments.

Despite watching and reading many animal and nature documentaries I found a wealth of intriguing facts and knowledge.

My greatest disappointment after finishing this book was not being able to find another by the author.

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