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    • Ripples in Spacetime

    • Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy
    • By: Govert Schilling, Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118

    Ripples in Spacetime is an engaging account of the international effort to complete Einstein's project, capture his elusive ripples, and launch an era of gravitational-wave astronomy that promises to explain, more vividly than ever before, our universe's structure and origin. The quest for gravitational waves involved years of risky research and many personal and professional struggles that threatened to derail one of the world's largest scientific endeavors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Loved it.

    • By Quidne IT on 10-11-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Florence Foster Jenkins

    • The Inspiring True Story of the World's Worst Singer
    • By: Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees
    • Narrated by: Katherine E. Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 49
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 42

    Despite lacking pitch, rhythm, or tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, celebrated for her unique recordings and her sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in 1868 to wealthy Pennsylvanian parents, Florence was a talented young pianist, but her life was thrown into turmoil when she eloped with Frank Jenkins, a man twice her age. The marriage proved a disaster, and, in order to survive, Florence was forced to abandon her dreams of a musical career and teach the piano.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Florence book

    • By Angela on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $19.84

    • Just Six Numbers

    • By: Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Martin Rees
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Astronomer Royal Martin Rees shows in this bite-sized science classic how the behaviour and origins of the universe can be explained by just six numbers. How did a single genesis event create billions of galaxies, black holes, stars and planets? How did atoms assemble - here on Earth and perhaps on other worlds - into living beings intricate enough to ponder their origins?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book - unpleasant voice

    • By Anonymous User on 10-29-17

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Future of Nasa: What's Next for the Agency

    • By: Martin Rees
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Astronomer Royal Martin Rees reflects on where Nasa and space travel will go next.

    Regular price: $1.18

    • Florence Foster Jenkins

    • By: Nicholas Martin, Jasper Rees
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    'People may say I can't sing. But no one can ever say I didn't sing.' Despite having no pitch, no rhythm and no tone, Florence Foster Jenkins became one of America's best-known sopranos, giving a sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Born in Pennsylvania in 1868, Florence Foster adored music and as a girl was a talented pianist, but her wealthy father refused to allow her to study in Europe. In retaliation she eloped with Dr Frank Jenkins, but the marriage soon foundered, not least because the 18-year-old bride contracted syphilis on their wedding night.

    Regular price: $21.31