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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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Publisher's Summary

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
    Erdferkel 18/10/2016 Member Since 2018
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    "Wonderful narrator"

    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.

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    Mr Adam John Warriner 23/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "difficult to fully understand but worth a read"

    it's one of those books that people say you "must read" and I agree; just don't expect it to be an easy read. Some very difficult, hypothetical theories. Some are well explained in layman's terms, others are touched upon as though you should already know the basics. Overall definitely worth a read, and did enjoy it, though it took nearly a month to get through it as it wasn't exactly a page turner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amjad 07/05/2017
    Amjad 07/05/2017
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    "A Marvelous Book"

    This is one of the best books on time and universe. Worth your time and a must read for cosmologists.

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    Hannah-Jay 24/04/2017
    Hannah-Jay 24/04/2017
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    "Very interesting!"

    If you're interested in all things space and time then you'll love this! Admittedly I'd hope Stephen Hawking would read it himself but John Sackville does a great job.

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    Anthony 21/03/2017
    Anthony 21/03/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting and intelligible"

    This book has a famous reputation as being the most popular unread book on the market.As a result I thought long and hard about buying it thinking I wouldn't be able to understand it.However,apart from the penultimate chapter on string theory I followed it (relatively) easily.It is also very well narrated by John Sackville.

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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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Duncan S. 28/01/2018
    Duncan S. 28/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Incredibly interesting "

    Fantastic book and really well read. Quite humorous in places too. The only criticism is the exaggerated pauses between words which I imagine is an issue with the recording or playback but still enjoyable

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    garry SEVENOAKS, United Kingdom 18/12/2017
    garry SEVENOAKS, United Kingdom 18/12/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Still a book that blows your mind "
    Would you listen to A Brief History of Time again? Why?

    I need to listen to it until my ears bleed and even then I know in my heart that I will never understand its concepts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Time itself.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The first chapter. I was holding it together until the second started.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Coming to the realisation that you can never know certain things no matter how hard you try to.


    Any additional comments?

    I need another version of this book. Once written for idiots like me. Still it was Amazing to think that even though it seemed crazy at times its how our world works.

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    KennethO'Rourke 23/11/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Heavy! "

    Opens up fascinating ideas and research to the lay reader. I interrupted this book with some lighter fare regularly but glad I listened.

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    Films1234 14/11/2017
    Films1234 14/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Got the gray matter working"

    very interesting theories, makes you mere mortals think. Many more theories to come i'm sure.

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    11/04/17
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    "Great Stuff,"

    Or not stuff, after hearing this you might be in doubt about everything - or nothing

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