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  • Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed | Jim Al-Khalili

    Quantum: A Guide for the Perplexed

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jim Al-Khalili
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    From Schrodinger's cat to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, this book untangles the weirdness of the quantum world. Quantum mechanics underpins modern science and provides us with a blueprint for reality itself. And yet it has been said that if you're not shocked by it, you don't understand it. But is quantum physics really so unknowable? Is reality really so strange? And just how can cats be half alive and half dead at the same time?

    Philomath says: "The fascinating world of the quantum"
  • Gideon's Staff | John Creasey

    Gideon's Staff

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard has had enough. Enough, such that Gideon (or GG) lays his career on the line in opposition to budget cuts. Criminals are escaping through the thin blue line. And the Home Secretary is none too pleased at him for taking internal politics public. Will the great man save both the public and his job?

  • The White South | Hammond Innes

    The White South

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Hammond Innes
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    A 22,000-ton whaling ship steams into a broken plain of white, glimmering ice during the howling fury of an Antarctic gale. What madness drives the ship forwards, deeper and deeper into the ice until its jagged edges hold her fast? Marooned amidst the pitiless, frozen wastes, the crew of the Southern Cross make a desperate attempt to survive against the odds.

    nokbee says: "Escapist comfort food"
  • Gideon's Lot: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 13 | John Creasey

    Gideon's Lot: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    The Queen Elizabeth docks at Southampton and soon Gideon is called on to catch the criminals who had crossed the Atlantic - the rapist, the kidnapper, thieves and fraud operators. They are all headed for London and London is Gideon's territory.'The King of Crime' wrote an astonishing number of crime and mystery books, selling more than 80 million copies worldwide in 28 languages over five decades. His most famous characters include The Baron, Inspector West, and Gideon.

  • Gideon's Month | John Creasey

    Gideon's Month

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    The month of May seemed to be starting quietly enough for Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard. But no sooner had he begun to relax in the sunny weather than things started happening all over the great metropolis… From an army of children seemingly led by a modern Fagin to a homicidal housekeeper, Gideon has to solve the crimes before the month--and his job--are history.

  • Gideon's Fire: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 7 | John Creasey

    Gideon's Fire: Gideon of Scotland Yard, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    Commander George Gideon of Scotland Yard has to deal successively with news of a mass murderer, a depraved maniac, and the deaths of a family in an arson attack on an old building south of the river. This leaves little time for the crisis developing at home...Master crime fiction writer John Creasey's near 600 titles have sold more than 80 million copies in over 25 languages under both his own name and ten other pseudonyms. His style varied with each identity and led to him being regarded as a literary phenomena.

    Sandy says: "entertaining"
  • Gideon's Risk | John Creasey

    Gideon's Risk

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    A British baron's passionate sidelines are a deadly business. A gang of ingenious car theives uses a most provocative bait to lure young men into crime. A teenager becomes a killer's target when she witnesses the murder of one of the Yard's chief informers. Just another day on the job for Inspector Gideon of Scotland Yard.'The King of Crime' wrote an astonishing number of crime and mystery books, selling more than 80 million copies worldwide in 28 languages over five decades.

  • Gideon's March | John Creasey

    Gideon's March

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    Four heads of state are to meet in London. The usual suspects will be out on the streets attempting to con, or rob, spectators. But this is not the major problem faced by Scotland Yard's finest, Commander George Gideon's. It is known that assassins are planning the murder of at least some of the visiting notables, plus anyone else who gets in the way. Gideon's mission is to do just that!

  • Our Land at War | Duff Hart-Davis

    Our Land at War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Duff Hart-Davis
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    A rich account of the impact of the Second World War on the lives of people living in the farms and villages of Britain. On the outbreak of war, the countryside was invaded by service personnel and evacuee children by the thousands; land was taken arbitrarily for airfields, training grounds, and firing ranges, and whole communities were evicted. Prisoner-of-war camps brought captured enemy soldiers to close quarters, and as horses gave way to tractors and combines farmers were burdened with aggressive new restrictions on what they could and could not grow.

  • Adrian and Jonathan | John Creasey

    Adrian and Jonathan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By John Creasey
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    Prolific storyteller John Creasey forged (yet another) pen-name for this work — Richard Martin - linking the names of two of his sons. A departure of sorts from the thrillers for which he was already famous, this book tells the story of a friendship between two boys from a poor district in London, who - on Armistice Night 1918 and with nothing more than an old 'pram, some potatoes and a little coal - begin what develops into a mighty commercial undertaking.

  • The Terror | Edgar Wallace

    The Terror

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Edgar Wallace
    • Narrated By Hugh Kermode
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    The sensational novel which launched Collins’ Detective Story Club in 1929 was by Edgar Wallace, who wrote more crime stories in the 1920s, and more films, than any other author. This new edition of The Terror, with its original jacket artwork, also includes another classic Wallace text, White Face. A dangerous gang of criminals is imprisoned after a daring robbery, although the ringleader who masterminded the crime disappears with the loot.

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