This was my first book about Dirac. Graham Farmelo has written a wonderful story about someone whom little is written. I did not care for the narration by B. J. Harrison. I bought the hardback and found it hard to put down. The narrator seemed to have trouble with the text and was too slow and boring.
I could not finish the audible version.
At first, I didn't think I would enjoy listening to the biography of a physicist, the subject alone seems daunting. But the author did a great job describing science in the simplest form that even a 5th grader could understand. I learned a lot from this book and highly recommend it to everyone.
I agree with several other reviews - enjoyed this listen since the material was strong enough, held my interest, despite the poor narration. Someone, please instruct the narrator regarding pronunciation of the word "experiment". Since listening, the word "expirimint" is still ringing in my ears.
Farmelo has a deep affection for his subject. Though not schooled in physics I follow the popularizations of cosmological science personalities and explanations of the fascinating worlds of physics. I loved the biography on Einstein and this volume is as informative and entertaining.
The author's discussions of university department cultures and the social turmoils and war during the time periods was interesting. All in all a very good yarn about a very interesting man who did amazing things.
This book was like a piece of heaven. The author showed Paul's life in a spectacular way. Mentioning others roles in Paul's life as well as their feelings without straying away. I liked the narrator as well. It was extremely reassuring to see that I was not alone in this world and that there are more of those like me who can make a difference. This was one of my most enjoyable experiences.
An absolutely great book about an absolutely fascinating and brilliant man. I loved it. The book was very well written and the narration was just as good. In addition to being a biography on Dirac, it was also an incredible history lesson on early 20th century physics.
I'm retired....I love to walk, bike and "read" interesting stories.... I love discussing literature...
This is an excellent book, an excellent subject, and an excellent performance. One of the best books I've read.
I am a math teacher in a vocational school. I want to become a physics teacher also. Self development, teaching and upbringing intrest me.
When there is a good reader like Harrison and no need for pictures/ graphs audio book is allways better than a book. I enjoy the faster speed it gives me feeling I can have more enjoyment per time
Any biographys of a physicist, but with Bohr's words: Dirac is the strangest.
He made Dirac into such a mouse that it was entertaining but I was disappointed when I listened his lecture and realized that he was a fair lecturer
Mind over matter - story ofa mouse that freed the lion
I am sure there are many people who will not find this entertaining, but in some places I could not help laughing.