With having a little more time on my hands while we are in lockdown, I have added a bunch on new audiobooks to my listening list on my Plex system.
Mythology by Edith Hamilton.
Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company, in 1942, Edith Hamilton’s Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial best-seller in its various available formats. Mythology succeeds like no other audiobook in bringing to life for the modern listener the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths and legends that are the keystone of Western culture – the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.
The Prefect by Alastair Reynolds.
Tom Dreyfus is a Prefect, a law enforcement officer with the Panoply. His beat is the multifaceted utopian society of the Glitter Band, that vast swirl of space habitats orbiting the planet Yellowstone, the teeming hub of a human interstellar empire spanning many worlds. His current case: investigating a murderous attack against one of the habitats that left 900 people dead, a crime that appalls even a hardened cop like Dreyfus. But then his investigation uncovers something far more serious than mass slaughter—a covert plot by an enigmatic entity who seeks nothing less than total control of the Glitter Band. Before long, the Panoply detectives are fighting against something worse than tyranny, in a struggle that will lead to more devastation and more death. And Dreyfus will discover that to save what is precious, you may have to destroy it.
The Planets by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen.
Jupiter: The Ruthless One. Mars: The Doomed One. Sun: The Fiery One. Saturn: The Beautiful One. Pluto: The Mysterious One.
We’re living through an extraordinary time of exploration. A ﬂeet of space probes are continually beaming data from their sensors back to Earth. Hidden in this stream of code are startling new discoveries about the worlds we share with the Sun. We will piece together these remarkable and often surprising ﬁndings to tell the greatest science story of them all – the life and times of the Solar System.
What emerges is a dramatic tale chronicling the adventures of eight planetary siblings. Born from violence, they grow up together, in time becoming living and breathing worlds, only to fade away one by one as they age. Along the way each world takes on its own unique character which we will come to know as we cross the vastness of space and time to visit them. We’ll place our cameras on the surfaces of these worlds at moments of heightened drama. We’ll give listeners a glimpse of the most memorable moments in the evolution of our star system.
Along the way we will meet all eight of the major planets, plus a supporting cast of moons, asteroids and comets, and a mysterious as yet unseen world way out beyond the Kuiper belt….
Origins by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover’s exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter’s moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.
- Stuff You Should Know
- No Such Thing As A Fish.
- Friday Night Comedy BBC4.
- Very Bad Wizards.
- Mission To Zyxx.
- Conspiracy Theories.
- Unexplained Mysteries.
- Behind The Bastards.
- The Infinite Monkey Cage.
- Fall Of Civilizations.
- My Dad Wrote A Porno.
- Secret Societies.
- 7 Deadly Sins.