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Simply one of the finest books to elaborates Time
Having read hundreds of books on the subject, this is simply the most clear, most detailed and most structered out there. This should be the first book you read as a foundation to launch into the subject. The orator is the author which makes such a huge difference to the presentation. He is clear and articulate and does not grate.
Total utter garbage, dont buy if you want to learn
This book is a classic in the tradition of Italian litiary eloquence over substance. It is digustingly self congratulatory in its own ability to divert, obsfucate and over complicate what is one of the simpler concepts in physics. Cumberbatch is a masterclass in dealing with such poetic waffle and does a superb job of delivering this rose scented turd. There are so many books out there that do such a better job of teaching and educating then this crap. Please if you want to learn about time dont buy this book. Its for Cumberbatch fans only. It will leave new learners to feel an understanding of Time is beyond them. The value of this book once you have removed the bullshit. Can be squeezed into 10 minuites. This book is a classic of paid for reviews and Cumberbatch groupies misleading the buyer.
Please buy "Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time" By sean Carroll of you want to learn and understand, not this drivel!!!!
0 of 5 people found this review helpful
Best Quantum Physics Audio book out of 20 i have
This book is both comprehensive and well written. The fact that it is chronological provides real insight into the melase of regurgitation that other books offer. if you want an introduction to Quantum Physics... this is the book for you. Apart from Bells inequality, its easy to digest and covers the philosophical weaknessess in the Copenhagen interpretation the best i have seen. The measurement problem and issues around locality are well focused and detailed. Other books may cover relativity, many worlds, string theory and spacial dimentions better. But this one book could have replaced 10 others i have bought. Top marks
I struggled to understand the authors arguments
fantastically narrated and full of depth, amazing depth covering so many of my favourite topis that i kept listening despite not being able to decipher clear arguments. ... the authors style was very digestible but i struggled to understand what the main position the author was taking in many cases. At times there was too much meandering that i switched off. This is mainly a philosophical approach and at times seemed to hooked up on the semantics of argument rather than an exploration of physics. The whole infinity thing i really couldnt buy. i will try to listen again sometime.
I bought this book to get a better understanding of concepts of the multiverse. However at chapter 4 or 5 the author treats concepts such as the flat universe, the horizon problem and how inflation can lead to the multiverse veery badly. I've had to buy books to understand the topics in better detail. Now this could be because of the absence of diagrams (all technical audio books should come with the digital book IMHO and Audiable fails badly in this respect). I've been stuck on that one chapter for weeks. Another thing Auidable are completely incompetent in doing is labelling chapters properly. Audiablw should reject all books that don't label chapters correctly. It could be the author covers this better later on in the book. Another bad point is the readers in ability to pronounce the physicists names properly .... its painful to hear his mistakes all the time.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Do not buy to lean anything author is delusional !
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If i would have bashed my ears into a bloody pulp with a copy of Hawkins "A Brief History of Time" before i clicked . if it was science fiction .... one chapter may have been funny!
Has My Big TOE: Awakening put you off other books in this genre?
Absolutely ... the guy is a deluded and incoherent rambler. This rubbish must be a precursor to creating some weird religious cult. Looking at the bright side... if the author and his followers all decide to pop their clogs in a coordinated suicide/trans-reality dimensional jump ... they would have helped Darwin out a lot.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Poor chap had to read this drivel. Has he been given counselling ?
What character would you cut from My Big TOE: Awakening?
The author, preferably before he was born.
Any additional comments?
re classify the book as an aid to insomnia ..... id give it 5 stars then... its pure genius for putting me to sleep, but only after I have cried in my pillow because people are reading this crap rather than something intelligible from Sagan, Hawkin, Kaku or Einstein.
This has no finding in science.
0 of 8 people found this review helpful