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A Brief History of Time Audiobook

A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes

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Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers.

It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.

©2016 Stephen Hawking (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Erdferkel 18/10/2016
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    Like most people, I had heard of this book - it is quite famous after all. But despite a layman's interest in the subject I somehow always assumed it would be way over my head. Seeing the good reviews on Audible I decided to pick it up - great decision! It is easily accessible and in fact, since Hawking has been such a prominent figure in physics in the last decades, much of what he talks about I was already familiar with from other popular science books on the subject. He makes the subject feel easy to understand (which I'm sure is a delusion on my part) and very interesting.
    I particularly want to mention the performance by John Sackville, who has such a wonderfully calm and rich voice. He makes this a real pleasure to listen to.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    John Turner 27/11/2016
    John Turner 27/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Not for the general interest listener..."

    Not great for non-academic listeners. It seems badly structured but that is probably down to my misaligned expectations.

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    christopher meth-cohn 04/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "opened my mind"

    Hawking is adept at visualising the most complex scenarios.
    a brief history of time is a great insight into to the minds of our planets greatest thinkers.

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    "Good depth on black holes and universe"

    Better narator and recording than other versions of this book.
    Learned new stuff about black holes and time travelling.
    A lot of times I found myself rewinding back so I can understnd the concepts, so its not an esy book if you want to understand it, even naively explained.

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