I am a former physicist and I listen to books to and from work as a professional photographer. There was a lot to learn if you have not kept up with quantum mechanics. I had to back it up 10 min or so every so often as my brain could not take in all the information at the speed it was given. The guy knows his stuff and puts it in logical order but you can't (I can't) grasp it as fast as he speaks it, especially when you are listening to it instead of reading it.
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.
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.
A historical walk down the quantum research but presented in a why most techie can understand
Bibliophile, nature nut, Kuk Sool Won student, physical therapist, and spaz. I love stories, learning new things, laughing and stretching my heart, mind and body.
I think I grasped about 10%. He did a good job of trying to describe the indescribable. I have a basic (very. Basic) grasp of what string theory is, and how it interacts with relativity and quantum physics. But that's about it. Not his fault, I don't think.