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    • Reality Is Not What It Seems

    • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
    • By: Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 441

    From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe. What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eye opening and mind expanding

    • By Stefan Richter on 28-11-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Beyond Good and Evil

    • By: Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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      4 out of 5 stars 74

    Continuing where Thus Spoke Zarathustra left off, Nietzsche's controversial work Beyond Good and Evil is one of the most influential philosophical texts of the 19th century and one of the most controversial works of ideology ever written. Attacking the notion of morality as nothing more than institutionalised weakness, Nietzsche criticises past philosophers for their unquestioning acceptance of moral precepts. Nietzsche tried to formulate what he called "the philosophy of the future".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not for the uninitiated!

    • By G. Mahoney on 22-01-18

    Regular price: £22.89

    • First You Write a Sentence.

    • The Elements of Reading, Writing...and Life.
    • By: Joe Moran
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 35
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    The sentence is the common ground where every writer walks. A poet writes in sentences, but so does the unsung author who came up with Items trapped in doors cause delays. A good sentence can be written (and read) by anyone if we simply give it the gift of our time, and it is as close as most of us will get to making something truly beautiful. Enter acclaimed author Professor Joe Moran. Using minimal technical terms, First You Write a Sentence is his unpedantic but authoritative explanation of how the most ordinary words can be turned into verbal constellations of extraordinary grace. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By marija maher on 25-12-18

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

    • A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
    • By: Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Rachel Bavidge
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 318

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep by Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, read by Rachel Bavidge and Roy McMillian. This groundbreaking number-one best seller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special end-of-day ritual. This child-tested, parent-approved story uses an innovative technique that brings a calm end to any child's day.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • story is amazing but audible spoils the ending

    • By Simon McCarthy on 17-11-15

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Human Planet

    • How We Created the Anthropocene (A Pelican Book)
    • By: Simon Lewis, Mark A. Maslin
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 12
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Meteorites, methane, mega-volcanoes and now human beings; the old forces of nature that transformed Earth many millions of years ago are joined by another: us. Our actions have driven Earth into a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. For the first time in our home planet's 4.5-billion year history a single species is dictating Earth's future. To some the Anthropocene symbolises a future of superlative control of our environment. To others it is the height of hubris, the illusion of our mastery over nature. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Richard on 21-02-19

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Landmarks

    • By: Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Landmarks, a fascinating exploration of the relationship between language and landscapes by Robert Macfarlane, read by Roy McMillan. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it, but it's costing me a fortune!

    • By Coffee snob on 09-09-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • The Communist Manifesto

    • By: Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated by: Charles Armstrong, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Without question one of the most significant books in modern history, The Communist Manifesto is a brief, populist pamphlet that distils the core ideas of communism into accessible prose. Published just months before violent uprisings threatened to destabilise much of the European establishment, it outlines a view of history as a constant battle between the classes that will inevitably result in revolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marx Engels are simply awesome

    • By Stephen N. on 02-08-17

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Why Can't We Sleep?

    • Understanding Our Sleeping and Sleepless Minds
    • By: Darian Leader
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    One in four adults sleeps badly. Sleeping pill prescriptions have increased dramatically over the last three decades, and our bookshelves and browser histories are littered with experts promising to 'fix' our insomnia. But is this so-called sleep crisis anything new? Our relationship to sleep has always been irregular and changeable, shaped by social conventions, commercial imperatives and personal psychologies. Look beneath the headlines and it seems that there is no such thing as a perfect night's sleep. Here Darian Leader reveals the history and pathology of sleeplessness.

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Plant Messiah

    • By: Carlos Magdalena
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Penguin Audio presents The Plant Messiah by Carlos Magdalena, read by Roy McMillan. Carlos Magdalena of Kew Gardens is not your average botanical horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants from ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. He is a plant messiah. From the planet's tiniest waterlily - the Nymphaea thermarum - to Huarango trees with roots over 50 metres long, Carlos has a miraculous ability to bring breathtakingly beautiful plants back from the brink of extinction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book! Makes me want to own a physical copy!

    • By Bell on 25-05-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Secret Life of the Owl

    • By: John Lewis-Stempel
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Secret Life of the Owl by John Lewis-Stempel, read by Roy McMillan. 'Dusk is filling the valley. It is the time of the gloaming, the owl-light. Out in the wood, the resident tawny has started calling, hoo-hoo-hoo-h-o-o-o.' There is something about owls. They feature in every major culture from the Stone Age onwards. They are creatures of the night, and thus of magic. They are the birds of ill-tidings, the avian messengers from the Other Side.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By Nike on 02-11-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • On the Origin of Species

    • By: Sabina Radeva
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the Origin of Species has been the definitive explanation of the theory of evolution since it was first published in 1859. Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva unites her two passions to create a retelling of this seminal text. Pulling together Darwin's observations from his travels around the world and his groundbreaking - and controversial - explanation of how species form, develop and change over hundreds of thousands of years, On the Origin of Species is as relevant and important now as it ever was.

    Regular price: £7.99

    • Aristotle: An Introduction

    • By: Hugh Griffith
    • Narrated by: Hugh Ross, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 5
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    Aristotle was the third key figure among the philosophers of Ancient Greece, after Socrates and Plato. Here, extensive sections of the main works for which he is still respected are given, following accessible introductions setting the scene.

    Regular price: £10.99

    • Descartes: An Introduction

    • By: Ross Burman
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver, Roy McMillan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
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    René Descartes is one of the formative figures in Western philosophy, logic and mathematics. His famous statement: "I think, therefore I am," has become perhaps the most famous phrase in all of philosophy. Descartes’s ground-breaking writings attempted to establish unshakeable foundations of knowledge, and set a trend for subsequent Western philosophy, which has endlessly critiqued and expanded upon his ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Introduction to Decartes's Philosophy

    • By GC on 23-10-10

    Regular price: £8.99