Ask A Historian by Greg Jenner – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Why is Italy called Italy? How old is curry? Which people from history would best pull off a casino heist? Who was the richest person of all time? When was the first Monday? What were history’s weirdest medical procedures that actually worked? How much horse manure was splattered on the streets of Tudor London?…… Continue reading Ask A Historian by Greg Jenner – An Audio Book Review

Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5’s Agent Zigzag. Dashing and suave, courageous and unpredictable, Chapman was by turns a traitor, a hero, a villain and a man of…… Continue reading Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre – An Audio Book Review

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: The Discworld is in danger, heading towards a seemingly inevitable collision with a malevolent red star, its magic fading. It needs a hero, and fast. What it doesn’t need is Rincewind, an inept and cowardly wizard who is still recovering from the trauma of falling off the edge of the world. Or Twoflower, the…… Continue reading The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett – An Audio Book Review

The Stranger Times by C. K. McDonnell

Blurb:  There are dark forces at work in our world (and in Manchester in particular), so thank God The Stranger Times is on hand to report them . . . A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but mostly the weird), it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable. At least that’s…… Continue reading The Stranger Times by C. K. McDonnell

The Junction by Norm Konyu – A Graphic Novel Review

Blurb: When a missing child, Lucas Jones, reappears on his Uncle’s doorstep in his hometown of Medford after an absence of 12 years, the brief moment of joy is clouded by mystery. Where has he been? Where is his father who disappeared at the same time? And how is it possible that Lucas is still…… Continue reading The Junction by Norm Konyu – A Graphic Novel Review

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London – the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads,…… Continue reading The Five by Hallie Rubenhold – An Audio Book Review

The Land of the Undying Lord by J. T. Wright – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: The Infinite World: ever-changing and ever growing. New nations and races rose and fell almost daily. New Classes were discovered, and old ways were lost. Monsters and beasts roamed the earth and were slain by soldiers and adventurers who were, in turn, killed by stronger threats. Heroes and villains created new epics and were…… Continue reading The Land of the Undying Lord by J. T. Wright – An Audio Book Review

Cain’s Last Stand by Sandy Mitchell – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: After a long and distinguished career defending the Imperium from its many enemies, Commissar Cain is enjoying a well-deserved retirement on Perlia, teaching in a schola progenium. But when a Black Crusade threatens the sector, all able-bodied citizens must rise to the defence, including Cain and his cadets. As the forces of Chaos overwhelm…… Continue reading Cain’s Last Stand by Sandy Mitchell – An Audio Book Review

Sailing Alone Around The World by Captain Joshua Slocum – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Challenged by an expert who said it couldn’t be done, Joshua Slocum, a fearless New England sea captain, set out in April 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. A little over three years and forty-six thousand miles later, the proof was complete. This is Slocum’s own account of…… Continue reading Sailing Alone Around The World by Captain Joshua Slocum – An Audio Book Review

Forces of Nature by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen – An Audio Book Review

Blurb:  A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking audiobook accompanies the BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions. ‘What is motion?’ ‘Why is every snowflake different?’ ‘Why is life symmetrical?’ To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural…… Continue reading Forces of Nature by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen – An Audio Book Review