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Awesome Physics, Disclaimer about Diagrams

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-06-16

I've been reading pop physics and science for 20+ years, and this fits in with some of the best. it's a very up to date modern physics course that tackles our biggest and best understandings of the universe. The three main branches are the Standard Model of particle physics, Einstein's theories of Relativity, and Big Bang cosmology. There are multiple lectures on "what we don't know" / "what we think might be next" hypotheticals.

I am removing one star for a very specific reason. This was clearly a recording meant for a classroom or environment with a visual component, because Dr. Lincoln makes many references to diagrams or equations. in the audio format, the meaning here gets confused or entirely lost, for rather obvious reasons. this makes already somewhat challenging material even tougher. for this reason, I must subtract from the score if an audio review.

nevertheless, LOVE it!

Thick with meaning but hard to follow

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-27

Jonathan Davis did great with the narration. I had trouble following the story, or the point of the story, but the prose was beautiful.

so good

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-22

although I will admit, as much as I typically enjoy John Lee in other narrations, I think he has a lot of trouble with accents, and seemed to forget what certain characters sounded like. big cast though, very tough job.

great space opera, meh narration

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2020-01-12

Slow start but an awesome space opera, really worth it by halfway in.

I usually like John Lee but his narration wasn't great here. sometimes I couldn't even tell which character was talking, and his American accents are very inconsistent

Can't Believe It's Over...

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-11-18

Finally finished The Culture, after taking most of the year to do so. I already feel the pull to re-listen to the first novels again with all of the lore in my head.

Mr. Banks, you sublime.

Classic

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-28

Great narration of a classic tale. Basically, if you want to be happy, don't dabble in necromancy? :)

Not bad

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-21

An interesting female perspective in an extremely male-dominated culture, but I felt like this could have been a little more in depth.

Another Great Culture Novel

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-21

It took a little while before I felt invested in this one, but once it got rolling, it's yet another great entry for the Culture series. Now to start book 10 with an increasingly heavy heart...

Another fantastic Culture book

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-10-06

Although the Culture itself seems almost tangential to the story, with only a couple characters associated with it. a great book on life and perspective, wrapped in a fascinating shell of SciFi. I did miss Peter Kenny as narrator, but Toby Longworth did great.

incredible

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-09-15

not that I've read/watched much competition, but this is now my favourite hockey story. Going to go read some non-fiction on residential schools now.