Audiobook

Reviews of books in this format:

Caliban’s War by

For those who are unaware, the Expanse series of books is now a TV series. I started watching after I had read the first book, Leviathan Wakes. The series continues on to cover the start of this book, so some of the plot was already known to me. There were some deviations, as with all – Read the rest of this review

The Ascent of Money by

This is a history of money. Why it developed, how various financial products came to be, and the events that affected the markets. There’s some interesting tales, including a few I hadn’t heard before. Funny how money played a more significant role than you’ve been led to believe in some world events (notably wars and – Read the rest of this review

Bearskin by

This got recommended on a number of year end ‘best of’ lists so I made a note, plus the story sounded intriguing and very different to my usual staple (I’ve been trying to expand my reading horizons). A sicario-trained biologist and former cash mule for a Mexican cartel, on the run from one of their – Read the rest of this review

To Pixar and Beyond by

In 1994, Pixar was owned by Steve Jobs, who had been ejected from his first stint at Apple and hadn’t yet made his return. He had bought it from George Lucas when it was spun out of Lucasfilm. At the time Levy joined, Jobs had already pumped $50 million into the business to keep it – Read the rest of this review

The Years of Rice and Salt by

I’m reviewing this now, despite not finishing it, because it was a loaner from my library and they have since moved digital library providers so it’s unlikely I will get it again. Described as an alternate history where the Black Death wipes out 99% of the European population instead of just a third. In that – Read the rest of this review