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Summary

Is time an illusion? Is time travel possible? Could time end? In this audiobook, A Question of Time, we take an interdisciplinary look at the fourth dimension, exploring the latest thinking on the nature of time and the ways it dominates our physical and mental worlds.

 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 by Scientific American, a division of Springer Nature America, Inc. Scientific American is a registered trademark of Nature America, Inc. (P)2020 by Blackstone Publishing

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(lack of) description is misleading...

First of all, relevant to mention what audible doesn't: this is not a book in the sequential way to think of it; it's actually a collection of essays and articles mounted into a "book".

Second, the content is great if one is interested in the dilemma of time: I particularly found some chapters interesting and some I ended by skipping, hence my mid-range rate.

Obviously, as being a collection, I found repetition often bothering, though admit that listening to different explanations of same thing is somewhat enriching as well.

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  • 02-07-21

Semi-successful Discussion Difficult for this Layman

I like to challenge my Liberal Arts educated Brain with occasional ventures into discussions of scientific issues. Most often I come away amazed by the complexity of the research into Physics, Biology and Neuroscience but I keep trying. This was another of those times, excuse the pun.

A simple concept like Time has brought the greatest Minds of Western Science to their proverbial knees and their efforts are well documented here, though I have to admit I came away with only an appreciation of how not-simple the concept of Time is.

The experience of mental gymnastics was still enjoyable. Four Stars.

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  • Donna Fairbanks
  • 16-06-21

THOUGHT PROVOKING

Covers a vast amount of viewpoints over a broad spectrum of time... LoL! A serous look at time... While I do not agree with all the viewpoints put forward in this compilation... It stands well on it on own... Well worth a second going over! Really, I think it is suitable for for just about any introspective soul, especially those who delve into Physics, Philosophy, or Psychology. Thumbs Up!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-05-21

hit and miss survey of SA articles on time

Some you'll like, some you won't, but overall the collection is worth perusing. There's an annoying amount of overlap among several of the articles, but happily there's a diamond in the rough from time to time -- no pun intended.

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  • Cameron Dyer
  • 11-11-21

One of the bestest quantum mechanics books that a dat dem read.

All silliness aside, this is a great book that will melt your mind. It is worth the time (get it? Time) omg audible get a hold of me. I have a best selling comedy series in this little head.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-01-22

Painful to listen to

Interesting papers but not meant to be read aloud. The reader was not good. His voice was basically flat, no expression and barely took a break between articles. Buy the book instead.

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  • Jennifer H.
  • 28-12-21

Could not get past that voice!

Don't even try. The tone of voice of the narration is unbearable. I read other ratings warning of this, but like the topic.

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  • Mark
  • 20-11-21

Nonsense

Don’t waste your time. If you are smart enough to be interested in this subject, then you will be disappointed. The author says “suppose this happened and you think this…” then he goes in to say why you are wrong.
Guess what? I didn’t make that assumption. I’m not a dumb ass.

Don’t waste your time with this clown - unless you are as dumb as he assumes you are.

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  • Michael A Cagle Jr
  • 16-11-21

Great book on time

The history of time, philosophy of time, and the science of time with latest scientific discovery.

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  • Stephanie Romer
  • 21-10-21

Wow, so comprehensive and eclectic. Perfect!

Loved this. Detail enough to say something and diverse angles enough to have what it says actually mean something. Thank you so much. One of my favorite things ever!

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  • Stardust
  • 17-09-21

A little hard to follow

The biggest drawback of this publication is that the reader has a very distinctive almost robotic quality to his presentation. Without specific nuanced inflections in his voice, you cannot determine which parts are more or less significant and therefore much of the meaning islost. The effect is similar to the removal of punctuation.