Audiobook

Reviews of books in this format:

Artemis by

Weir is best-known for The Martian, his fictionalised account of a man stranded on Mars. He was heavily praised for the science and realism used to tell that story. This is a different idea, but offers similar grounding in reality when it comes to the science of another heavenly body: the moon. Humans have finally – Read the rest of this review

Shadow Scale by

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to complete this, as my local library service changed provider with very little notice while I was only half way through, but I doubled down and mainlined it. That shows how much I was hooked. I liked the first book and this continues, with many of – Read the rest of this review

The Gates of Rome by

This series follows the rise of Julius Caesar, with this entry covering his early days up to the period where Caesar left Rome following the defeat of his uncle by Sulla and first joined the army. The version I listened to was abridged, which I didn’t realise until after I’d started, or I wouldn’t have – Read the rest of this review

Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall by

When I tell you that Milligan, legendarily, had the words “I told you I was ill” inscribed on his tombstone, you understand the sort of person you’re dealing with. Most war movies, histories and biographies deal with the act of fighting, either to indicate how events unfolded or show acts of bravery. Less well covered – Read the rest of this review

Apollo 8 by

Who doesn’t like a bit of space travel? The number of people who follow every SpaceX launch tells you it’s still something that can hold the public’s attention. The majesty seems to have been lost a little though, as if going to space has become routine, which is definitely is not. Apollo 8 was the – Read the rest of this review