GREAT audiobook. I learned a lot about about information theory, entropy, and astronomy. The narrator presents the story well, even the very technical bits. Highly recommended!
Even if you know little to nothing about physics this is a great insight into how great creative minds work. You will also learn something about the basic nature of the universe. Very well read and easy to listen to.
Is the book what it promises to be? Yes and no. Susskind succeeds in giving us the blow for blow conflict between his theory and that of Stephen Hawking. His writing is clear and personal, and he simplifies the explanations of physics concepts as well as I could have hoped. My big disappointment, comes about an hour into the book. He goes from describing science to suddenly going into Mormon history and religion in general. First off, he needs to do a little more research into Mormonism. In fact, I think he owes Mormons an apology for how he describes the founders of their religion. He got it dead wrong. I know. I am a Mormon and have studied Mormonism far beyond what he claims to have studied. But beyond insinuating that Mormons are deluded fools, he goes further to deride all people who believe in a Creator, informing us that God was killed by Darwinism. Thanks for the religion lesson. Stick to science.