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    • Earth Moved

    • On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Heather Henderson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    They destroy plant diseases. They break down toxins. They plough the earth. They transform forests. They’ve survived two mass extinctions, including the one that wiped out the dinosaur. Not bad for a creature that’s deaf, blind, and spineless. Who knew that earthworms were one of our planet’s most important caretakers? Or that Charles Darwin devoted his last years to studying their remarkable achievements?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!!

    • By Dario on 10-10-17

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Wicked Plants

    • The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Beware! The sordid lives of plants behaving badly. A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. Amy Stewart, best-selling author of Flower Confidential, takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature's most appalling creations in an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

    • The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 13-06-11
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £17.69

    • The Drunken Botanist

    • The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Every great drink starts with a plant. Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley. Gin was born from a conifer shrub when medieval physicians boiled juniper berries with wine to treat stomach pain. The Drunken Botanist uncovers the surprising botanical history and fascinating science and chemistry of over 150 plants, flowers, trees, and fruits (and even a few fungi).

    Regular price: £19.09

    • Girl Waits with Gun

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mould. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs, and has been isolated from the world by a family secret. When a ruthless factory owner runs down their buggy, a dispute over damages turns into a war as he unleashes his gang. The sheriff enlists her help, and it turns out that Constance has a knack for outwitting the criminal element which might just lead her onto a new path in life.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • slow but satisfying

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-08-16

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Wicked Bugs

    • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes---creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world's most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, to the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of many-legged creatures

    • The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects
    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 23-05-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: £17.69

    • Lady Cop Makes Trouble

    • By: Amy Stewart
    • Narrated by: Christina Moore
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    After arresting a ruthless silk-factory owner and his gang of thugs in Girl Waits with Gun, Constance Kopp became one of the nation's first deputy sheriffs. She's proven that she can't be deterred, evaded or outran. But when the wiles of a German-speaking con man threaten her position and her hopes for a new life, endangering the honourable Sheriff Heath, Constance may not be able to make things right....

    Regular price: £18.79