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History Audiobooks

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    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    by Bill Bryson ...
    Narrated by Bill Bryson ...
    Series Audiobook 5 - Bryson

    Abridged

    5 hours 47 min

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

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    Reality Is Not What It Seems

    The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    by Carlo Rovelli ...
    Narrated by Roy McMillan ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 11 min

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli, read by Roy McMillan.From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universePenguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook book edition of Reality is Not What it Seems by Carlo Rovelli, read by Roy ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    American Prometheus

    The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

    Narrated by Jeff Cummings ...

    Unabridged

    26 hours 30 min

    The inspiration for the major motion picture Oppenheimer, this is the definitive biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress.American Prometheus is the first full-scale biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

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    The Gene

    An Intimate History

    Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 21 min

    ***Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016*The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee.**Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function.The story of ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    How the World Really Works

    A Scientist’s Guide to Our Past, Present and Future

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    Narrated by Stephen Perring ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 8 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don't know how the world really works. This book explains seven of the most fundamental realities governing our survival and prosperity. From energy and food production, through our material world and its globalization, to risks, our environment and its future, How the World Really Works offers a ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Pathogenesis

    How germs made history

    Narrated by Jonathan Kennedy ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Humans did not make history - we played host.This humbling and revelatory book shows how infectious disease has shaped humanity at every stage, from the first success of Homo sapiens over the equally intelligent Neanderthals to the fall of Rome and the rise of Islam. How did an Indonesian volcano help cause the Black Death, setting Europe on the road to capitalism? How ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Origins

    How the Earth Shaped Human History

    Narrated by John Sackville ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 9 min

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Origins by Lewis Dartnell, read by John Sackville.When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, mass migration and decisive wars. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    A Brief History of Black Holes

    And why nearly everything you know about them is wrong

    Narrated by Dr Becky Smethurst ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 5 min

    This audio edition is narrated with dazzling enthusiasm by the author, Dr Becky Smethurst.Right now, you are orbiting a black hole.The Earth orbits the Sun, and the Sun orbits the centre of the Milky Way: a supermassive black hole, the strangest and most misunderstood phenomenon in the galaxy.In A Brief History of Black Holes, the award-winning University of Oxford researcher Dr Becky Smethurst ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Pale Rider

    The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

    by Laura Spinney ...
    Narrated by Paul Hodgson ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 4 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918–1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the twentieth century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I.In Pale Rider, Laura Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Liquid

    The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

    Narrated by Daniel Weyman ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 49 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Liquid by Mark Miodownik.A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet?Sometimes dangerous, often delightful, and always fascinating, discover the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    This Way to the Universe

    A Journey into Physics

    by Michael Dine ...
    Narrated by Michael Dine ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 55 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.This Way to the Universe is a celebration of the astounding, ongoing scientific investigations that have revealed the nature of reality at its smallest, at its largest, and at the scale of our daily lives. The enigmas Professor Michael Dine discusses are like landmarks on a fantastic journey to the edge of the universe.Dine is widely recognized as one of the greatest ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Mysterious World of the Human Genome

    by Frank Ryan ...
    Narrated by Matt Bates ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 23 min

    How could a relatively simple chemical code give rise to the complexity of a human being? How could our human genome have evolved? And how does it actually work?Over the past 50 years we have deciphered the inner workings of the human genome. From the basic structure of DNA through to the complete sequence of the code, what first appeared to be simple is actually a complex and beautiful three ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Earth: Over 4 Billion Years in the Making

    Narrated by Rupert Evans ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 16 min

    ‘Combines the natural history of programmes such as David Attenborough’s Planet Earth with the planetary focus of Brian Cox’s Universe’ GuardianA beautiful, full colour book to accompany the 5 part BBC TV series telling the most important story of all, the deep history of our own planet.With the trademark dramatic storytelling techniques of The Planets and The Universe, Andrew Cohen and Chris ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    About Time

    A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

    by David Rooney ...
    Narrated by David Rooney ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 58 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Since the dawn of civilisation, we have kept time. But time has always been against us.From the city sundials of ancient Rome to the era of the smartwatch, clocks have been used throughout history to wield power, make money, govern citizens and keep control. Sometimes, also with clocks, we have fought back.In About Time, time expert David Rooney tells the story of ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Proving Einstein Right

    The Daring Expeditions that Changed How We Look at the Universe

    Unabridged

    12 hours 29 min

    A thrilling adventure story chronicling the perilous journey of the scientists who set out to prove the theory of relativity--the results of which catapulted Albert Einstein to fame and forever changed our understanding of the universe.In 1911, a relatively unknown physicist named Albert Einstein published his preliminary theory of gravity. But it hadn't been tested. To do that, he needed a ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The Darwin Myth

    The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin

    Narrated by Tom Weiner ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 32 min

    In the 150 years since the publication of Origin of Species, Charles Darwin's reputation has wavered between two extremes—secular saint or heretic. But the truth is much more complicated than that. While he was by all accounts a kind and virtuous man, Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection has been one of the most destructive ideas in history.So who is Charles Darwin? What did he ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    The First Three Minutes

    A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

    Narrated by Raymond Todd ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 37 min

    A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic.Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion years. But almost everything about it, from the elements that forged stars, planets, and lifeforms, to the fundamental forces of physics, can be traced back to what happened in just the first three minutes ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    2084

    Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

    Narrated by Justin Brierley ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 38 min

    Will technology change what it means to be human?You don't have to be a computer scientist to have discerning conversations about artificial intelligence and technology. We all wonder where we're headed. Even now, technological innovations and machine learning have a daily impact on our lives, and many of us see good reasons to dread the future. Are we doomed to the surveillance society imagined ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Desperate Remedies

    Psychiatry and the Mysteries of Mental Illness

    by Andrew Scull ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 26 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.For more than two hundred years, disturbances of reason, cognition and emotion - the sort of things that were once called 'madness' - have been described and treated by the medical profession. Mental illness, it is said, is an illness like any other - a disorder that can treated by doctors, whose suffering can be eased, and from which patients can return. And yet serious ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Einstein’s Fridge: The Science of Fire, Ice and the Universe

    by Paul Sen ...
    Narrated by Malk Williams ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 4 min

    ‘Hugely readable and entertaining’ JIM AL-KHALILI‘An accessible and crystal-clear portrait of this discipline’s breadth, largely told through its history’ PHIL BALL, PHYSICS WORLDEinstein’s Fridge tells the story of how scientists uncovered the least known and yet most consequential of all the sciences, and learned to harness the power of heat and ice.The laws of thermodynamics govern everything ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Creator, The

    Science Meets God: A Psychological and Cosmological Journey in Search of the Origin

    by Dale Brown ...
    Narrated by Steve Jones ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 51 min

    Have you ever pondered the mysteries beyond our universe's visible horizon or the essence of our being? "The Creator" delves into these profound inquiries. Bridging the realms of modern science and spiritual wisdom, this book embarks on an exploration of our origins and the very fabric of creation.Embarking on a journey that merges cosmological insights with spiritual wisdom from diverse cultures, ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Audiobook

    The Slow Moon Climbs

    The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause

    by Susan Mattern ...
    Narrated by Jennifer Woodward ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 55 min

    This audiobook narrated by Jennifer Woodward provides the first comprehensive account of menopause from prehistory to todayAre the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals just how wrong we have been. Taking readers from the rainforests of Paraguay to the streets of Tokyo, Mattern draws on historical, scientific, and cultural research ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Frostbite

    How Refrigeration Changed Our Food, Our Planet, and Ourselves

    Narrated by Nicola Twilley ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 18 min

    **“Frostbite is a perfectly executed cold fusion of science, history, and literary verve...as a fellow nonfiction writer, I bow down. This is how it's done.” — Mary Roach, author of Fuzz and StiffAn engaging and far-reaching exploration of refrigeration, tracing its evolution from scientific mystery to globe-spanning infrastructure, and an essential investigation into how it has remade our entire ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Vital Organs

    by Suzie Edge ...
    Narrated by Suzie Edge ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 48 min

    The remarkable stories of the world's most famous body parts.Louis XIV's rear end inspired the British National Anthem.Queen Victoria's armpit led the development of antiseptics.Robert Jenkin's ear started a war.All too often, historical figures feel distant and abstract; more myth and legend than real flesh and blood. These stories of bodies and its parts remind us that history's most-loved, a... ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD