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Pak Daniels

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  • The Etymologicon

  • A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
  • By: Mark Forsyth
  • Narrated by: Simon Shepherd
  • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 926
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 794

A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd. What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant and hilarious book

  • By Will on 06-01-13

I don't want it to finish

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Reviewed: 12-04-19

Can't wait to listen to the book again, a bit disappointed that it's so short.

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by: William Roberts
  • Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,837
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,033
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,977

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A short Review of Nearly Everything

  • By Roy on 08-08-05

Perfect history book + Great narrator

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Reviewed: 04-12-18

Book: If my school text books were this much fun to read, the exams would have been more pleasant.

Narator: I never thought I would enjoy how people pronounce Wh- words this way, he's changed me.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,767
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,857
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,810

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

His dramatisation is top-notch!

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Reviewed: 22-09-18

It sounds too descriptive in the most effective way. I love his voice, crystal clear pronunciation. I recommend to anyone whom English is not their first language, like me.

  • Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality

  • A Field Guide to Curiosity, Creativity, and Tomfoolery
  • By: Rhett McLaughlin, Link Neal
  • Narrated by: Link Neal, Rhett McLaughlin
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151

From YouTube superstars and creators of Good Mythical Morning comes the ultimate guide to living a "mythical" life, featuring stories from their lifelong friendship as well as tips for laughing more, learning more, and never taking yourself too seriously.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fun, light read for mythical beasts

  • By Anonymous User on 06-11-18

I Don't Want It To End

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Reviewed: 15-09-18

My favourite chapter is Visit the Future. Hopefully wish there would be 2nd book or a spin-off.