This book contain vast amount of interesting and intruiging information that can be useful for people with background in physics and mathematic. That is not me, I only have background in history, as result I seriously struggled to diggest the information in this book. This kind of book is best read than listened to anyhow. Also I feel like having to accept the conclusion of the ten spacial and one time dimension by faith instead of by understanding, might as well believe in seven day creationism.
The discussion of special and general relativity and quantum theory makes this book worth listening to or reading. When it gets into string theory it becomes tedious and bogs down but I am guessing that is the state of string theory research.
The book did not convince me that string theory is more than a concoction to avoid mathematical conundrums of the standard model. I'm frankly amazed that physicists have delved so far into supposition, but perhaps there is nowhere else to go.
could have used less selling in the beginning and less reviewing at the end - but when sifted out, the interesting theories made it worthwhile.
I always read books based on astronomy and particle physics. I listen to them while driving and normally I am able to follow perfectly fine as the author builds on concepts throughout the book. When I first started this book, I had no issues. However, by about the three quarter mark, I was starting to lose him. By the end of the book, I was completely lost. Perhaps maybe do some more research on string theory on an easier book before tackling this one. It will help if you stop every so often and think about what the author has said or do some of your own research to fully understand before moving on.
Middle School Parent
Make sure that you are in a quiet place and in an inquisitive mindset. You see how far we have come but end up questioning what do we really know.
excsellent very informative great narrator clear voice good explanations. well structured. easy to understand for non scientist
This stuff is hard/ hang in there and you will some new things, that still confusing me,
Happy to say I love this book and feel free to buy at any time it's a good listen to
surprisingly good in audio instead of text. definitely had to pause, replay, and take breaks. glad that I'll be able to read it again in a couple months. definitely getting the full set by Greene
Great read without being over indoctrinated with evolutionary theories. Open ended to prescriptional views but easily comprehensive in building a basic understanding of theoretical physics. Enjoyed it thoroughly
I've always enjoyed the way Brian Greene explains complex topics, and this book isn't the exception. Because of the way that he describes the experiments, it's very easy to picture them in your mind, making the concepts very understandable and simple. I have the audible and digital version, both of them very enjoyable. One of my favorite books of all times.