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  • Smoke Gets in your Eyes

  • And Other Lessons from the Crematorium
  • By: Caitlin Doughty
  • Narrated by: Caitlin Doughty
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 435
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 405

From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, 23-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about, she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A New Perspective, thank you!

  • By Richard on 06-09-17

Good book

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Reviewed: 16-04-19

I found the book quite enlightening and it was very factual overall worth downloading i enjoyed it.

  • Painting the Sand

  • By: Kim Hughes
  • Narrated by: Oliver Hemsbrough
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 879
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 874

Kim Hughes is the most highly decorated bomb disposal operator serving in the British Army. He was awarded the George Cross in 2009 following a gruelling six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, during which he defused 119 improvised explosive devices, survived numerous Taliban ambushes and endured a close encounter with the Secretary of State for Defence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A truly great read!

  • By D. J. Craig on 31-10-17

Great book

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Reviewed: 16-04-19

I personally found this book very interesting it was to the point and very reflective I thought

  • Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

  • By: Bill Bryson
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57

Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five-episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object-by-object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good exploration of objects in the Science museum.

  • By Heisenberg on 12-03-18

Great series

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Reviewed: 16-04-19

Really enjoyed it hopefully we will get more in the future fingers crossed for that