This book is written so deftly, and with such a wry wit, that it elevates what could have been a very dry overview into one of the most engaging audiobooks I've ever listened to. This is due in no small part to the narrator, whose british phrasings capture the rhythms of the text in an extremely pleasurable way.
If you're new to the worlds of quantum physics and relativity, this book makes an excellent primer; non-scientists who just want to brush up on their physics will find plenty to like here as well--Greene's explanation of the Aspect experiment is the first I've ever read that actually makes me feel as though I understood what was actually going on. His frequent use of Simpsons and Star Wars characters as the subjects of his examples is charming in its unabashed geekery. The only sour note is the narrator, who sounds as though he's reading a 1940's newsreel. Once you get used to the ponderousness of the narration, though, the content gets you through.
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