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Addictive

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Reviewed: 21-10-19

One of the most informative and enjoyable books I have ever read. The man was a genius. The storyline brought together most of what I have learnt about modern physics and cosmology over these past three years, reading books like these. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a passing interest, right up to Specilist in the subject.

Thoroughly Boring.

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Reviewed: 06-10-19

This book is not about science, it’s philosophical logic. The narrative is repetitive to the point of frustration in the extreme. Got to the beginning of part two and lost the will to live!

The most enjoyable course I’ve done to date.

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Reviewed: 12-09-19

Ben is very good at bringing the subject to life. Everything is explained in a manner that any layman can follow, with a bit of thought. The maths is enlightening, and easy to follow if you a have the accompanying pdf. Would advise anyone to read each chapter first and get to grip with where it is going regarding the maths, since it is explained quite quickly. The story brings out the science beautifully.

One of the most captivating & thought provoking books ever

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Reviewed: 03-07-19

The narrator is extremely fluent, I would almost go as far to say too fluent, whereby trying to process the information imparted during the lecture requires extreme concentration: otherwise you end up playing the chapter four or five times before you have a full understanding of the concepts. That said, I was totally and utterly captivated.
The analogies brought skilfully to bare throughout the course were extremely useful; simply bringing a complex concept to the Lehman.
The subject matter was very diverse, but seemed to follow a well thought out storyline with one concept naturally leading on to and augmenting the next.
Having initially completed many particle physics courses, I found that previously learned concepts where expanded upon within this course which in itself was paradoxically, diverse. Therefore I would recommend this book to anyone from those with even the most scant scientific knowledge, to those who seek the more esoteric experience.
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The most understandable teacher I have ever encountered.

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Reviewed: 24-11-18

Have been listening to books on physics for many years now. This is by far the best! Could not put it down, and what I have learnt goes way beyond that of any other book on the subject.
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Incredible

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Reviewed: 16-09-18

Have read this book 10 times and keep going back for more. The concepts bring your everyday life into the chemical and physalis realms of science. It is just magical.

Cutting edge knowledge brought to the non-physicist

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Reviewed: 02-09-18

I have rarely encountered such mastery of the teaching profession as displayed by this gentleman in his explanation of cutting edge quantum physics and cosmology. As a non-physicist I have learnt more from this course than I have listening to books supplied by Audible on this subject over the last five years.

Admittedly towards the end of the course some of the concepts are difficult to grasp, but if played two or three times as I did, you come to realise that it’s not that far out of your reach


I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a basic knowledge of quantum physics but is not a physicist per se. The use of basic analogies to bring even the most difficult of concepts down to the level of understanding of the layman, is a common theme throughout this course, and the way it is done is that supreme skill of this gentleman.

All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this course and will be looking for more on this subject matter.

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An eloquent teacher of weird stuff

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Reviewed: 17-08-18

I wish I had a physics lecturer of this author’s capabilities. I have read and listened to many quantum publications over the years and still consider myself a novice in the subject. This chap explains theories that are out there on the fringe of the quantum scientific field with ease and with copious quantities of everyday language, topped off entertaining wit.

I have rarely enjoyed a book so much, or learned as much as I have from this one. The subject matter is expressed constantly using well understood analogies, mid chapter summaries and finished off with “Bottom line” reviews.

The book takes you on a journey over scientific mountains, but you climb each one with the goal set, subject matter and a constant mix of first and developed principals just where they are needed, all set against a back drop story of the author’s experiences in the scientific community.

Cannot put it down, and keep going back to listen to whole sections again, prompted by thought provoking concepts encountered later on.

The sheer passion and enthusiasm of the author is infectious.