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  • Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity | Carlo Rovelli,Simon Carnell - translator,Erica Segre - translator

    Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Carlo Rovelli, Simon Carnell - translator, Erica Segre - translator
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality? Theoretical physicist 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 over the last few dozen centuries.

    Kyle says: "Most compelling physics book in at least 10 years!"
  • Conclave: A Novel | Robert Harris

    Conclave: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

    Patrick Fitzpatrick says: "Excellent book, spoilt by its ending."
  • Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes,John Ormsby (translated by)

    Don Quixote

    • UNABRIDGED (36 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Miguel de Cervantes, John Ormsby (translated by)
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself ‘Don Quixote’ and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests.

    Colin says: "More than funny"
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom | T. E. Lawrence

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By T. E. Lawrence
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Although T. E. Lawrence, commonly known as "Lawrence of Arabia’, died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War. A reluctant leader, and wracked by guilt at the duplicity of the British, Lawrence nevertheless threw himself into his role, suffering the blistering desert conditions and masterminding military campaigns which culminated in the triumphant march of the Arabs into Damascus.

    Stevie says: "One of the greatest stories ever told."
  • Somme: Into the Breach | Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

    Somme: Into the Breach

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    No conflict better encapsulates all that went wrong on the Western Front than the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The tragic loss of life and stoic endurance by troops who walked towards their death is an iconic image which will be hard to ignore during the centennial year. Despite this, this book shows the extent to which the Allied armies were in fact able repeatedly to break through the German front lines.

    Dave Miller says: "Gained lots of information"
  • Beyond Good and Evil | Friedrich Nietzsche

    Beyond Good and Evil

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Narrated By Alex Jennings, Roy McMillan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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".

    Mozart says: "Great Book, great Audio Narration"
  • Landmarks | Robert Macfarlane

    Landmarks

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    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.

    V says: "Perfection."
  • Conclave | Robert Harris

    Conclave

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By Roy Mcmillan
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    The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, 118 cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world's most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next 72 hours, one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on earth.

    Pat Barry says: "Good "read" (listen).. but!"
  • Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart | Mikhail Bulgakov

    Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mikhail Bulgakov
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster - drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn't so keen....

    Mike McGuire says: "A fine piece of art!"
  • Wars of the Roses: Trinity | Conn Iggulden

    Wars of the Roses: Trinity

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Trinity, the second instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. 1454: King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness for over a year, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day know the love of his father.

  • Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity | Carlo Rovelli

    Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Carlo Rovelli
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    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.

    Robert A. Shapiro says: "Rovelli is a master"
  • Wars of the Roses: Bloodline: The Wars of the Roses, Book 3 | Conn Iggulden

    Wars of the Roses: Bloodline: The Wars of the Roses, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Bloodline, the third instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of York city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen rides south with an army of northerners, accompanied by warriors from the Scottish Highlands. Margaret and her army seem unstoppable.

    Veronika says: "Unaccurate, but a Great listen!"
  • Watch the Lady: A Novel | Elizabeth Fremantle

    Watch the Lady: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Fremantle
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton, Roy McMillan
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    Penelope Devereux arrives at Queen Elizabeth's court, where she and her brother, the earl of Essex, are drawn into the aging queen's favor. Young and naive, Penelope, though promised elsewhere, falls in love with Philip Sidney, who pours his heartbreak into the now classic sonnet series Astrophil and Stella. But Penelope is soon married off to a man who loathes her. Never fainthearted, she chooses her moment and strikes a deal with her husband.

    Nina says: "Great Story"
  • The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot | Robert Macfarlane

    The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Macfarlane
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    In The Old Ways, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove-roads, and sea paths that form part of a vast network of routes crisscrossing the British landscape and its waters, and connecting them to the continents beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, of pilgrimage and ritual, and of song lines and their singers. Above all this is a book about people and place.

  • Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica | Matthew Parker

    Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Matthew Parker
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    For two months every year, from 1946 to his death 18 years later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white-sand beach on Jamaica's stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written there. This audiobook explores the huge influence of Jamaica on the creation of Fleming's iconic postwar hero. The island was for Fleming part retreat from the world, part tangible representation of his values, and part exotic fantasy.

    Allen says: "Ian Fleming lead a fascinating life."
  • The Communist Manifesto | Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

    The Communist Manifesto

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
    • Narrated By Charles Armstrong, Roy McMillan
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    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.

    steve says: "Good listen"
  • What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye | Will Gompertz

    What Are You Looking At?: 150 Years of Modern Art in the Blink of an Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Will Gompertz
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of What Are You Looking At? by Will Gompertz, read by Roy McMilllan. What is modern art? Why do we either love it or loathe it? And why is it worth so much damn money? Join Will Gompertz on a dazzling tour that will change the way you look at modern art forever. From Monet's water lilies to Van Gogh's sunflowers, from Warhol's soup cans to Hirst's pickled shark, hear the stories behind the masterpieces, meet the artists as they really were, and discover the real point of modern art.

    Beatriz Santana says: "What are you looking at 150 years of modern Art"
  • The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition] | John Donne,Andrew Marvell,George Herbert,Thomas Carew,Henry Vaughan,Edmund Waller,William Davenant

    The Metaphysical Poets [Naxos Edition]

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 18 mins)
    • By John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, and others
    • Narrated By Nicholas Boulton, Jonathan Keeble, Laura Paton, and others
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    John Donne, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, and Henry Vaughan: these were some of the 17th-century writers who devised a new form of poetry full of wit, intellect and grace, which we now call Metaphysical poetry. They wrote about their deepest religious feelings and their carnal pleasures in a way that was radically new and challenging to their readers. Their work was largely misunderstood or ignored for two centuries, until 20th-century critics rediscovered it, finding in it a deep originality and a willingness to experiment.

  • The French Revolution - In a Nutshell | Neil Wenborn

    The French Revolution - In a Nutshell

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Neil Wenborn
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    The fifth in the new Naxos AudioBooks series "In a Nutshell", The French Revolution is a short and accessible introduction to one of the most important periods in European history. It brings vividly to life the implacable Robespierre, the frightened Marie Antoinette and the iconic image of the guillotine. But it also demonstrates the key role the Revolution played in the development of European politics.

    Tad Davis says: "Concise and illuminating"
  • The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep | Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

    The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin
    • Narrated By Rachel Bavidge, Roy McMillan
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    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.

    Sasha Johnstone says: "It works"
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