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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!"
  • 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
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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
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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."
  • 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
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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"
  • Conclave: A Novel | Robert Harris

    Conclave: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 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.

    Julie Lane says: "What a twist"
  • 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."
  • 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 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"
  • Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist | Niall Ferguson

    Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Niall Ferguson
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Kissinger: The Idealist by Niall Ferguson, read by Roy McMillan. No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the 'indispensable man' whose advice has been sought by every president from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, Kissinger has also attracted immense hostility from critics who have cast him as an amoral Machiavellian - the ultimate cold-blooded 'realist'.

    William Tutt says: "Excellent narrative & narrator"
  • 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.

    brad hamor says: "Excellent historical research"
  • Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression | William Pullen

    Running with Mindfulness: Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to Improve Low-mood, Anxiety, Stress, and Depression

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By William Pullen
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Letting your mind wander as you take a long walk, a slow jog, or a brisk run can give you a powerful, uplifting feeling. Some call it a runner's high, others attribute it to endorphins. In this interactive audiobook, psychotherapist William Pullen teaches you how to channel that exhilarating energy and use it to make positive change in your life.

  • Wars of the Roses: Stormbird | Conn Iggulden

    Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    The thrilling first instalment in the Wars of the Roses series - set at the beginnings of this turbulent period of English history which saw the throne change hands six times in 30 years. The Swan sees Henry VI crowned King of England, and married to the young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou - and so begins the extraordinary story of how England became a divided nation, where brother took up arms against brother. This was the war which defined the England we know today.

    P.M. Bedford says: "A well executed set up."
  • George and the Unbreakable Code | Stephen Hawking,Lucy Hawking

    George and the Unbreakable Code

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
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    George and his best friend, Annie, haven't had any space adventures for a while, and they're missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets aren't able to charge for their produce, so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why.

  • 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!"
  • Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness | Robert Twigger

    Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Twigger
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    We hear that we must be passionate about only one thing, that 10,000 hours of hard practice is needed to achieve mastery. But in fact most successful people, including Nobel Prize winners, nurture multiple areas of knowledge and activity that feed their central subject. Whether it's making a perfect soufflé, dancing a tango or lighting a fire, when we take the time to cultivate small and quantifiable areas of expertise, we change everything.

  • 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"
  • The Face of Britain: The Nation Through Its Portraits | Simon Schama

    The Face of Britain: The Nation Through Its Portraits

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Simon Schama
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan, Simon Schama
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    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Face of Britain by Simon Schama, read by Simon Schama and Roy McMillian. Churchill and his painter locked in a struggle of stares and glares; Gainsborough watching his daughters run after a butterfly; a naked John Lennon five hours before his death. Simon Schama has written a tour de force about British portraits over the centuries.

  • Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors | Conn Iggulden

    Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Roy McMillan
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    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden, read by Roy McMillan. The fourth and final novel in Conn Iggulden's epic Wars of the Roses series. The season of vengeance has begun.

    Brett says: "Must Read for War of Roses buffs"
  • 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.

    Peter says: "Dirty doings at the Vatican"
  • 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."
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