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Summary of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

Narrated by: Mark Isham
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Categories: Non-fiction, Physics
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Summary

A Brief History of Time is a famous work of popular science. The famous physicist, in some ways successor to Isaac Newton and Einstein, explains complex concepts in astronomy and physics in a way that anyone can understand.

Stephen Hawking believed strongly that everyone, at one time or another, asks a few basic questions, such as "How did the universe begin?" and "How does the universe work?" While we don't have complete answers for these questions, or any of the others posed in the book, Hawking did his best to outline our understanding of these questions.

If you've ever wondered where the universe came from and where it is going, this book is for you. This audio summary and review can help you understand the book with:

  • A biography of the author 
  • Biographies of a few other influential physicists 
  • A chapter-by-chapter summary of the book
  • And much more!
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Best Summary.

Hawking hese has been able to describe the most complex issues in modern astrophysics in anintuitive and entertaining way.

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Fantastic. Enjoy this book.

This book attempts to describe in plain language the theories surrounding the beginning and the structure of the universe. For a non scientist, it becomes difficult to listen at times when a theory is discussing in details.

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This is a great book.

This is a great book, Professor Hawking made things much easier to understand. Highly recommend.

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I like this.

Hawking explains all the basic principles of physics in a very simple manner so that everyone can understand it.

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Better luck to you!

Unless you are a quantum physicist or a Stephen Hawking clone it makes no sense! He is an amazing man of whom I greatly admire but saying that, I realize even more my intellectual shortcoming. Better luck to you!

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Always wanted to learn more about this guy. A litt

Always wanted to learn more about this guy. A little too much science and physics but what can you expect from this genius. Nicely written...good listen!

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  • Wsil Ali
  • 15-06-18

Listen and Enjoy

Great physicists and scientists throughout history. You will not regret listening to it, especially if you love to hear about a complex subject like physics explained in layman's terms, from a physicist who feels passion for science and discovery, and speaks from the heart.

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  • H.Nathan
  • 15-06-18

Covered very Well

The concepts covered in this book are complex, but Dr. Hawking has explained them in the most accessible way possible - quite a feat, requiring in-depth and thorough understanding of the material

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  • Nancy
  • 13-06-18

Great book, great recording

Hawking is a master at taking complex problems of the universe and relating them to everyday situations that are relatable to any reader. I do feel that some science background and prior knowledge of the forces at bay in the universe will make this piece even more spectacular.

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  • Barbara
  • 13-06-18

i m happy with this book

I found it incredibly interesting even though I could barely grasp the concepts being described. I think one need a better foundation in Chemistry and Physics to truly comprehend the subject matter but I give it thumbs up for trying to explain what I consider to be the unexplainable.

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  • Allison
  • 14-06-18

Super Summary

I have a physics background and found some parts difficult to follow. Stephen gives all the history but glosses over things a bit too much I think.

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  • King
  • 14-06-18

Great Way To Write A Summary

The concepts covered in this book are complex, but Dr. Hawking has explained them in the most accessible way possible - quite a feat, requiring in-depth and thorough understanding of the material.

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  • Jean AR
  • 14-06-18

Well Done

The author helpfully skips over the most complicated proofs that would require a deep knowledge of astrophysics and mathematics -- you get a clear glimpse of what the universe holds. Religious people, too, would benefit to better understand the science and see how it implicitly leaves a prominent place for a God..

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  • Lizbeth
  • 13-06-18

A great deal of information

Stephen Hawking takes a fascinating but incredibly complicated subject and breaks it down. While he clearly has brilliant mind he does not forget that some of us do not. He speaks to us all. Everyone should listen to this at least once.

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  • Glen W. Stinnett
  • 26-06-18

TIME IS INFINITE

STEPHEN HAWKING is the best Summarizer.Thanks, and I'm looking for many more.
Keep 'em coming! Bye for now Glen ;-)

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  • Mark
  • 15-06-18

Unique one

One of my favorite things I learned about him was that he places bets with other scientists against his own theories being true. This way if he was wrong about the science he would at least have won something.
I highly recommend this book it is a good eye-opener into how universe works.

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