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  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,091
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    5 out of 5 stars 9,232
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,188

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

Class Classic for young and old

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Reviewed: 19-03-18

Absolutely amazing, blending the great mythos into our modern world flawlessly, with great Fry additions.

  • Fermat's Last Theorem

  • The Story of a Riddle That Confounded the World's Greatest Minds for 358 Years
  • By: Simon Singh
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98

'I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.' It was with these words, written in the 1630s, that Pierre de Fermat intrigued and infuriated the mathematics community. For over 350 years, proving Fermat's Last Theorem was the most notorious unsolved mathematical problem, a puzzle whose basics most children could grasp but whose solution eluded the greatest minds in the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Vijayant Singh on 01-05-17

Good book.

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Reviewed: 05-07-17

An incredibly well written biography of mathematics that would intrigue anyone. The knowledge is elegantly taken out from the esoteric and made understandable without losing its beauty.

  • Between the World and Me

  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 302
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 276
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 271

"This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race", a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyone should read this book

  • By Martin Robson on 19-08-15

is very good.

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Reviewed: 04-01-17

Smart author, well read. Easy to listen to. Good for expanding perspectives. Definitely recommend reading.

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  • Organized Mind

  • How to Excel in Math & Science in 30 Easy Steps
  • By: The Blokehead
  • Narrated by: Kirk Hanley
  • Length: 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
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    3 out of 5 stars 1
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    1 out of 5 stars 1

Math and science are, without a doubt, some of the most difficult subjects in school. These subjects require you to learn different methods, formulas, and terminologies, and most of the time they can be too much to handle. With the help of this audiobook, you will learn how to tackle the heavy mental workload required by these subjects in the most efficient manner. Using just 30 simple steps, you will learn how to breeze through math and science, and in the end you will also find out that studying can be fun.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Dull, uninformative and obvious.

  • By Jack on 08-08-16

Dull, uninformative and obvious.

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1 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-16

Very obvious and overly prescriptive. Short and easy to listen to though. Felt like attending a school assembly where the principal does an uninspiring inspirational speech to the students.

  • The Mystery of the Aleph

  • Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity
  • By: Amir D. Aczel
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 36
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

Best selling author Amir Aczel God's Equation delves into the riddle of infinity, religion and science with "mad" mathematician Georg Cantor, in what Booklist calls "an indispensable book for anyone interested in the darker side of intellectual progress."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard but...

  • By Matthew on 22-06-07

Infinitely good

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Reviewed: 24-07-16

great biographic of the concept of infinity and the characters that dared to touch it.