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    • Escape from Earth

    • A Secret History of the Space Rocket
    • By: Fraser MacDonald
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Escape from Earth is the untold story of the engineers, dreamers and rebels who started the American space programme. In particular, it is the story of Frank Malina, founder of what became Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the scientist who cracked the, as he called it, problem of escape from the Earth by rocket. It's a wild ride.

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Undercover Economist

    • By: Tim Harford
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ever wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why it's so difficult getting a foot on the property ladder, or how to outwit Starbucks? This audiobook offers the hidden story behind these and other questions, as economist Tim Harford reveals how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains, to name just a few, are vacuuming money from our wallets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than Feakonomics - more in depth

    • By Roy on 19-06-09

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Metaphysics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Aristotle's Metaphysics was the first major study of the subject of metaphysics - in other words, an inquiry into 'first philosophy', or 'wisdom'. It differs from Physics which is concerned with the natural world: things which are subject to the laws of nature, things that move and change, are measurable. In Metaphysics, the study falls on 'being qua being' - being insofar as it is being; the causes and principles of being, the causes and principles of substances.

    Regular price: £29.29

    • Client Earth

    • By: James Thornton, Martin Goodman
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe, and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope. Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Whoever, environmental laws need to be enforceable and enforced. Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An unexplored side of the climate fight

    • By Gregory Monk on 02-06-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • On the Soul & Parva Naturalia

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two contrasting reflections by Aristotle which cover very particular ground. In 'On the Soul', Aristotle presents his view of the 'life essence' which, he argues, is possessed by living things whether plants, animals or humans. Not a 'soul' in the generally accepted Western use of the term, this 'soul', he says, is a life force that is indivisible from the organism that possesses it.

    Regular price: £22.79

    • Rhetoric and Poetics

    • By: Aristotle
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Poetics and Rhetoric are the two major works by Aristotle which, after more than 2,000 years, remain key behavioural handbooks for anyone interested in story, performance, presentation and indeed psychology. The continuing influence of Poetics, for example, is readily discernible even among the scriptwriters of Hollywood!

    Regular price: £21.29

    • Korea

    • The Impossible Country
    • By: Daniel Tudor
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Long overshadowed by Japan and China, South Korea is a small country that happens to be one of the great national success stories of the postwar period. From a failed state with no democratic tradition, ruined and partitioned by war, and sapped by a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea transformed itself in just 50 years into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a model for other countries. With no natural resources and a tradition of authoritarian rule, Korea managed to accomplish a second Asian miracle.

    Regular price: £19.29

    • Why Me? The Very Important Emails of Bob Servant

    • By: Neil Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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    The star of the bestselling Delete This At Your Peril and the critically acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series The Bob Servant Emails is back with an all-new compilation targeting a fresh batch of email spammers - the false lenders who have cures for the credit crunch, supposed lawyers with solutions for Bob's woes and fake foreign soldiers giving military guidance for his campaign against a local bowling club. They all find a man ready to indulge them and offer a little advice of his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marmite

    • By Philip on 25-03-19

    Regular price: £13.49

    • Making the Arab World

    • Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East
    • By: Fawaz A. Gerges
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    In 2013, just two years after the popular overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian military ousted the country's first democratically elected president - Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood - and subsequently led a brutal repression of the Islamist group. These bloody events echoed an older political rift: the splitting of nationalists and Islamists during the rule of Egyptian president and Arab nationalist leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. Fawaz Gerges, one of the world's leading authorities on the Middle East, tells how the clash between pan-Arab nationalism and pan-Islamism has shaped the history of the region.

    Regular price: £27.49

    • The Smart Neanderthal

    • Bird Catching, Cave Art & The Cognitive Revolution
    • By: Clive Finlayson
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a "cognitive revolution" (c. 50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans. Or so we thought. As Clive Finlayson explains, the latest advances in genetics prove that there was significant interbreeding between modern humans and the Neanderthals.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Apple Orchard

    • The Story of Our Most English Fruit
    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    An orchard is not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely book

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-02-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Hops and Glory

    • By: Pete Brown
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world and arrive in perfect condition for a cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with 'IPA' on the label they are a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, and the man carrying it is Pete Brown, Britain's best beer writer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book but very Smug

    • By Carlton on 06-12-17

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Outside Days

    • By: Max Hastings
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Max Hastings is best known as an acclaimed journalist and military historian. But what is perhaps less well known is his love of the countryside and its pursuits, above all fishing and shooting, which he indulges as often as he can escape his urban working environment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • only good if you enjoy hunting, shooting and fishi

    • By jillian grant on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Utilitarianism

    • By: John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Utilitarianism is a book released in 1863 by John Stuart Mill to provide the support for the value of utilitarianism as a moral theory and to respond to misconceptions about it. =The book consists of five chapters; the introduction to the essay, the definition of utilitarianism and its common criticisms, the rewards it can offer the methods of proving its validity and in the final chapter looks at the connection between justice and utility and argues that happiness is the foundation of justice.

    Regular price: £6.59

    • A Brush with Nature

    • 25 Years of Personal Reflections on Nature
    • By: Richard Mabey
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
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    Richard Mabey is Britain’s foremost nature writer. He has written a regular column for BBC Wildlife Magazine for over 25 years and, in doing so, has created a passionate, lyrical and deeply personal record of the natural world

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Shame about the voice

    • By Rupert on 25-07-16

    Regular price: £17.19

    • The Boy Who Gave His Heart Away

    • A Death That Brought the Gift of Life
    • By: Cole Moreton
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 16
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    Marc is a promising young footballer of 15, growing up in Scotland. A few hundred miles away in England, Martin is a fun-loving 16-year-old. Both are enjoying their summers when they are suddenly struck down by debilitating illnesses. Within days, the boys are close to death. Although their paths have never crossed, their fortunes are about to be bound in the most extraordinary, intimate way. One of them will die, and in doing so he will save the other's life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must read/ listen to

    • By anhalf on 21-01-19

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Delete This at Your Peril

    • By: Neil Forsyth
    • Narrated by: Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
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    This is a hilarious collection of email exchanges starring the anti-hero of spam, Bob Servant. Spam is the plague of the electronic age, comprising 90% of all emails sent and conning over £150 million a year from British victims. Into this wave of corruption steps the brave figure of Bob Servant - a former window cleaner and cheeseburger magnate with a love of wine, women and song as well as a keen sense of fair play.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dont Buy this book at your peril

    • By R on 07-03-13

    Regular price: £13.49

    • On Liberty

    • By: John Stuart Mill
    • Narrated by: Alastair Cameron
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On Liberty is a book by John Stuart Mill, one of the most celebrated philosophers on the subject of leadership and governing ideals. The book focuses on Mill's philosophy on utilitarianism which is one of his defining principles. The principles of the book are focused on developing a relationship between the ruling authority and liberty.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Moral Epistles

    • 124 Letters to Lucilius
    • By: Seneca the Younger
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Towards the end of his life, Seneca the Younger (c4 BCE-65 CE) began a correspondence with a friend in Sicily, later collected under the title The Moral Epistles. In these 124 letters, Seneca expresses, in a wise, steady and calm manner, the philosophy by which he lived - derived essentially from the Stoics. The letters deal with a variety of specific topics - often eminently practical - such as 'On Saving Time', 'On the Terrors of Death', 'On True and False Friendships', 'On Brawn and Brains' and 'On Old Age and Death'.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Epistles, Great Narration

    • By Miss F E Campbell on 19-07-19

    Regular price: £42.29

    • On the Shortness of Life, On the Happy Life, and Other Essays

    • Essays, Volume 1
    • By: Seneca
    • Narrated by: James Cameron Stewart
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As former tutor and adviser to Emperor Nero, philosopher and statesman Seneca was acutely aware of how short life can be - his own life was cut short when the emperor ordered him to commit suicide (for alleged involvement in a conspiracy). And Seneca proved true to his words - his lifelong avowal to Stoicism enabled him to conduct himself with dignity to the end. During his rich and busy life, Seneca wrote a series of essays that have advised and enriched the lives of generations down to the present day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good read.

    • By HARRY on 25-05-18

    Regular price: £15.29

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