A Monstrous Commotion

  • by Gareth Williams
  • Narrated by Andrew Cullum
  • 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Loch Ness monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking?
Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the monster existed. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University; they lost their jobs because they refused to renounce their belief in the creature. For decades the scientific establishment was determined to quash attempts to investigate Loch Ness - until Nature, the world's greatest research journal, published an article by Peter Scott featuring underwater photographs of the monster.
Drawing extensively on new material, Gareth Williams takes a wholly original look at what really happened in Loch Ness. A Monstrous Commotion tells the story as never before: a gripping saga populated by colourful characters who do extraordinary things in pursuit of one of evolution's wildest cards.
Meticulously researched and dazzlingly written, this book will appeal to anyone fascinated by nature and its mysteries - and to everyone who enjoys a beautifully crafted detective story with a strong cast of heroes and villains, plenty of twists and an unexpected ending.

Read by Andrew Cullum and featuring a postscript narrated by the author.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Monstrous Commotion about nothing.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they like science and are interested in unexplained phenomenon then yes. Not sure otherwise.

What did you like best about this story?

It traced the history and then explained why the monster is unlikely to exist.

Which character – as performed by Andrew Cullum – was your favourite?

Don't have a favourite.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?


Any additional comments?

I found this book difficult to follow as there were so many characters and lots of information. will need to listen to it more to really get to grips with it all.

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- jillian grant

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-03-2016
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group