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A Brief History of Time

Auteur(s): Stephen Hawking
Narrateur(s): Michael Jackson
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This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. It is read here by the Emmy Award-winning host of The Michael Jackson Show on KABC-TV.
©1988 Stephen W. Hawking (P)2005 Phoenix Books, Inc.
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"A masterful summary of what physicists now think the world is made of and how it got that way." (The Wall Street Journal)
"Lively and provocative, Hawking clearly possesses a natural teacher's gift, easy, good-natured humor, and an ability to illustrate highly complex propositions with analogies plucked from daily life." (The New York Times)
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3 out of 5 stars
Écrit par V Camp le 2018-07-10

<br />change the narrator

I didn't like the pace and arbitrary pauses used by the narrator. I found his reading style very distracting.

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3 personnes sur 3 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par MrYosuko le 2019-05-21

Chapter #10 "Wormholes and Time Travel" Missing

Chapter #10 "Wormholes and Time Travel" is titled as it supposed to be but actually the audio (content) of it is for chapter #11 "The Unification of Physics"!! Please correct it.

Thanks!

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1 personnes sur 1 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

4 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Luciane le 2018-11-11

I was expecting more.

It's a good summary about theories we don't learn very well in school, but nothing surprising. I would recommend a Netflix or Discovery documentary instead, there are some with a similar theme.

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1 personnes sur 1 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Kelly B - Red Deer le 2019-10-09

Mindblowing!

For me, The concepts of ”pretend time” and infinite mass are astonishing. Any science junky will find this book invaluable. Extremely well written and delivered. I wish I had listened to it years ago.

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5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Grant Seifred le 2019-10-08

Wonderful!!

Great book very well told.
Complex concepts explained in an easy to understand and entertaining format.
Recommended for ALL. both science and non science types

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5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Salespro Domains le 2019-05-29

Incredible!

Vast amount of knowledge compressed into on brief book. A pleasure to listen to. Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Utilisateur anonyme le 2018-10-14

Stephen Hawking is always an incredible read

Amazing view of the space time continuum. really develops an interest in astro physics again amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Esteban le 2018-09-27

great book!

this is a really precise book with loot of details, you can say it's aimed for all public, I consider the first chapters really easy to understand for anybody. even if the book does a great job lowering the concepts to simple phrases the lector, or listener would need to pay close attention as the concepts start to get more andore abstract.

I loved the book!

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4 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Cookie le 2018-07-21

I liked it

I found it easier to listen to than to read the book itself, made my 12 hour shift go by quickly.

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4 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Romain le 2016-10-11

Great book, poorly read

This a great book and you should hear it. But the reader "swallows" a lot and make funny annoying noises.... His voice is clear and good though.

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5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par James le 2004-05-19

Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

Content - This is a "pop physics" classic. Fairly complex topics are covered in an entertaining and clear manner. There is a "leap" in the book in moving from the macro to the micro, but this isn't so much a function of the book, but of the science at this point.
Math isn't really needed, but a scientific mindset helps

Adaptation - as it is unabridged, there is little in the way of adaptation. The "voice" of the book is of a "lecture" type which translates well. There are figures in the printed work that help clarify things, but these are few and only minimally impact the experience

Narration - Solid. It is a fairly emotionally even subject and the reader doesn't attempt to "overdress" the text.
I have heard Hawking lectures read by Hawking and, sadly, the mechanical voice can be stressful to listen to at first (you do get used to it), but a professional human reader is easier

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51 personnes sur 51 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Austin le 2005-03-16

Uncommonly good!

As you already know what this book is about, I will tell you how it affected a student with limited mathematical background and none in physics. Well, it was wonderful- this is one of the only audiobooks for which I must abandon all other sources of distraction. Hawking's descriptions and analogies are spot-on for my taste, and I rarely had to re-listen to any of it to grasp the concepts.
The narration is good too. Jackson, thankfully unique from most stoic-sounding professionals, actually gets caught up in what he is reading! I believe that speaks volumes, as it were, about the book itself. Even (and perhaps especially) if you're not a fan of these topics, take this chance to culture yourself with this mind-expanding prize.

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36 personnes sur 37 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Jeff Parent le 2003-11-15

Great book, but....

I really enjoyed this book. It helped me better understand many of the great advances in physics, astronomy, and cosmology of the 20th century. The narration was great and included a couple jokes and personal notes about/from the author that lent a human touch to the subject.

As good as the book is, I think it would be a real struggle for those who don?t already have a familiarity with some of the topics. Further, because of the books age some of the ideas are out of date (e.g. the latest evidence is that the universe is not only expanding, but doing so at an ever increasing rate). Nonetheless, the book is worth reading and re-reading (as I?ll do).

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59 personnes sur 62 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Raema le 2006-11-05

would recommend to anyone

A few people said here that the book was boring because they already knew all the concepts... I couldn't DISagree more. I'm a physics/astrophysics student in my senior year, and know all these concepts like the back of my hand, but this book was still such a pleasure to listen to. Hawking writes in such a way that this book was one of the best I've ever encountered (on these topics), and has the potential to really intreague anyone and everyone. I'd recommend it to anyone!

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40 personnes sur 42 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Matt le 2003-08-29

Elegance

This book dives right in and tells a story that helped me understand how many of the 20th century advances in theoretical physics relate to my world/life.

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16 personnes sur 17 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Donald le 2003-05-22

Great book, great recording

I'm going through this for a second time a year or so after the first and am loving it. The writing is personal with insight into the creative scientific process. The narrator and sound quality are wonderful: good inflections. The narrator sometimes hesitates on words in a way that makes it sound like he's thinking or recalling, it's delightful.

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41 personnes sur 45 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

3 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Shana le 2012-04-02

Find another narrator

Would you try another book from Stephen Hawking and/or Michael Jackson?

While the content from Stephen Hawking is interesting, it's difficult to follow due to the narrator's very strange vocal cadence. Not only is his timing odd, but it sounds as if it's the first time he's glanced at the manuscript, stumbling over words.

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35 personnes sur 39 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

1 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Anthony G Lazaro le 2012-02-06

Can barely listen

While I expect the underlying book to be pretty good, the narration is so bad that I simply couldn't get through more than about an hour of this recording. The reader clearly has difficulty with scientific terms and pronunciation, but that is something that should be taken care of in production. With randomly quickly-read clauses and terms interspersed with slowly read sentences, it's just too difficult to follow what Dr. Hawking is saying.

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31 personnes sur 37 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

5 out of 5 stars
Écrit par kieu le 2009-11-19

Second to none amongst science books!

Science has never been shown to me as interesting as it was in this book. Apart from all the scientific details, Stephan Hawking did a wonderful job to show the whole history of science since Aristotle until modern time. So much of the book must be read again, in slower pace so I thought I shall be looking for a hard copy as well. It's true that the reader dampened the quality of this as a whole. Yet, the content was so good that I was able to forget the performance aspect of the reader.
Would recommend the book to all age and all vocations.

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3 out of 5 stars
Écrit par Timothy le 2004-07-17

Challenging for a beginner

For a thirty-something who hasn't studied much science since high-school biology, this was a bit challenging...but rewarding.

Hawking delivers a summary of the popular theories on the origin of our planet, it's place in the universe, and everything we know and don't know about the laws that govern it.

He does a good job of helping the layman understand what may be unfamiliar concepts (they were to me anyway) like the second law of thermodynamics, the event horizon, relativity and red shift by use of analogy and "for example" type descriptions. The best audience would seem to be a college science major who has a bit of a passion for astronomy or physics or the like.

I found the reader's voice a bit monotone and I could often hear more excitement and animation in Hawking's words by re-reading them aloud in my own mind.

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