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This Book Will Blow Your Mind

Narrated by: David Thorpe
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Science
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Summary

What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time, and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers.  

From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible. This book will explain:  

  •  Why part of the universe is missing (and how scientists finally found it) 
  • How time might also flow backwards 
  • How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future) 
  • Whether the universe is a hologram 
  • And why we are all zombies  

Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this will blow your mind - and then put it back together again.   

You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this audiobook.   

©2018 New Scientist (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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This book didn't blow my mind.

a collection of pseudoscientific articles on, mostly, fringe and questionable topics. read brief answers to the big questions by Stephen Hawking instead.

you'll be glad you did.

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Disappointingly poor

This is a random collection of rather odd New Scientist articles that will definitely not blow your mind. Not terribly well read - count the times the word causal is pronounced ‘casual’. The lack of a sustained theme makes for a very disjointed experience. The journalistic New Scientist style doesn’t work in audio - lots more editing would be required to make this an enjoyable read, but the content really doesn’t merit putting that effort in.

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Heavy going...

The summary is accurate, although reading the summary again after listening to the book, it had a whole new meaning. When I first read it I thought I was in for an easy listen.

The narration is fantastic and delivered in a pacey, upbeat style. A little quick a times, however I prefer that. I'm happy to skip back if I need to. If it was slow-paced and downbeat, I would have returned the book after the first chapter.

It is highly likely I listen to all or parts of this book again.

If you're prepared for a heavy going book you will probably give this book 5-stars.

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Don’t waste your time, money or a credit.

This garbage spends a lot of time building itself up and boasting of its upcoming revelations. It could never live up to its windy bragging and it doesn’t at any point even come close. It won’t be cluttering my Audible account any longer. Binned. (Accidental 2star for story, couldn’t undo for some reason)

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  • Joe Correia
  • 18-01-19

Becoming Greater

The author takes us all into a new world of greater domain mentally and spiritually.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-01-19

Not what I expected

Not into it. can't say anything specifically bad about it. just not really for me.

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  • Philomath
  • 09-10-18

Fascinating Fringes of Science

The book provide the knowledge, we know we know little about, in a wide spectrum of scientific fields. It provides it in an engaging and easy to understand snippets, trying and succeeding to a great extent in informing the reader about advances to understand the unknown in the nutshell.

Different parts of the book may be more interesting depending what part of science intrigues the reader. Personally I found the subjects at the end a lot more mind boggling and intriguing.

Recommended as easy scientific reading, and don’t hesitate to move to the next chapter.

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  • Hector Lamb
  • 09-10-18

Please Help

I just want my 1 credit back. The only thing that blew my mind about this book, was the fact that I spent my one monthly credit on it.

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