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

Alex’s Adventure’s In Numberland by Alex Bellos – An Audiobook Review

Blurb: The world of maths can seem mind-boggling, irrelevant and, let’s face it, boring. This groundbreaking book reclaims maths from the geeks. Mathematical ideas underpin just about everything in our lives: from the surprising geometry of the 50p piece to how probability can help you win in any casino. In search of weird and wonderful…… Continue reading Alex’s Adventure’s In Numberland by Alex Bellos – An Audiobook 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

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

Alone On The Ice by David Roberts an Audio Book Review

Blurb: His two companions were dead, his food and supplies had vanished in a crevasse, and Douglas Mawson was still 100 miles from camp. On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson…… Continue reading Alone On The Ice by David Roberts 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

The Planets by Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: Mercury, a lifeless victim of the Sun’s expanding power. Venus, once thought to be lush and fertile, now known to be trapped within a toxic and boiling atmosphere. Mars, the red planet, doomed by the loss of its atmosphere. Jupiter, twice the size of all the other planets combined, but insubstantial. Saturn, a stunning…… Continue reading The Planets by Andrew Cohen & Professor Brian Cox – An Audio Book Review

The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin – An Audio Book Review

Blurb: ”I hate every wave of the ocean”, the seasick Charles Darwin wrote to his family during his five-year voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle. It was this world-wide journey, however, that launched the scientists career. The Voyage of the Beagle is Darwin’s fascinating account of his trip – of his biological and geological observations and collection activities,…… Continue reading The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin – An Audio Book Review

Murder: The Biography by Kate Morgan – A Book Review

Blurb: The stories and the people involved in the history of murder are stranger, darker and more compulsive than any crime fiction. There’s Richard Parker, the cannibalized cabin boy whose death at the hands of his hungry crewmates led the Victorian courts to decisively outlaw a defence of necessity to murder. Dr Percy Bateman, the…… Continue reading Murder: The Biography by Kate Morgan – A Book Review