Reviews

  • A riveting ear-opener, Trevor Cox describes in lyrical detail a range of sonic events and new ways of listening that can only brighten our experience of the acoustic world around us. A must-read for sound-lovers of all stripes

    Bernie Krause, author of The Great Animal Orchestra
  • This is acoustician Trevor Cox’s fun but thoroughly detailed tour through some of the world’s aural gems. Sounds like music to our ears

    New Scientist
  • A must read for musicians, producers, sound engineers and nerds of all kinds

    Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
  • A David Attenborough of the acoustic realm, whose knowledge is unimpeachable yet worn lightly, whose language is vivid yet without indulgence

    David Hendy, Observer
  • Sonic Wonderland by Trevor Cox is one of those books that require a "this book will change your life" sticker

    Simon Barnes, The Times
  • Sonic Wonderland, a delightfully instructive book, will make you want to listen to the world anew and with beatifically attuned ears

    Ian Thomson, Sunday Telegraph (Book of the Week)
  • Captivating book... This book does not call for quiet, but for good sound over bad... Reading this revelatory book, it is impossible not to be converted to his cause. He syringes his readers’ ears and the effect is delightful

    James McConnachie, Sunday Times
  • If there's one man who could give you an informed account of one-hand clapping, it's Trevor Cox. Fascinating …. Thought-provoking

    Tibor Fischer, The Times
  • Cox explores a dazzling variety of fascinating sounds... When we actively listen rather than merely hear, the world becomes a richer and fuller place, and Cox's book is the perfect primer for retraining your ears

    Chris Maume, Independent
  • It's a joy as a reader to follow [Cox's] captivating forays into this "sonic wonderland" that surrounds us all. His enthusiasm is palpable and I challenge anybody to read this book and not want to experience for themselves at least one of the subjects described. This really is a perfect book for anyone with an interest in sound

    BBC Focus

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