This is just an odd book. It does not read like Tolkien at all, but more like old testament Bible in many places. ie ... and it came to pass that...
Christopher Lee, who is great, could not even save this one for me. This is the ONLY audible book that I nearly stopped before the end.
Anyway, I LOVE Tolkien but this one was strange and frankly rather boring.
I recommend NOT doing this one unless you are hard core Tolkien fan or someone interested in how different Tolkien can be.
This is a Steven King classic for sure. It a truly scary tale with lots of details and the narration is totally awesome! This is the best combination of a great story teller and a very talented narrator that I can recall. Go get this book!
I do not generally post reviews on books that I have head on Audible.com. I am posting my thoughts on this one mainly because of the negative comments about the book, and its narrator, that I read before purchasing it. First and foremost, this is a well written and most interesting exploration of quantum physics (something that I knew less then nothing about 2 weeks ago), space and the properties of our universe. I found it very interesting, even if some was a bit over my head. The discussion of time travel and Einstein?s theories were particularly interesting, and the authors? analogies generally were clear and helped me understand more then I would have.
As for the narrator, I am at a loss as to why several people disliked him so much. I found him easy to listen to and his pronunciations sounded much better then I would have done. Ok, I might not pick him to read Shakespeare, but I thought he did a great job on this particular book.
Anyway, if you like science and want to be able to actually hold a conversion with someone and use the word ?quantum? (Something I can?t wait to do!) then this is a good book for you.
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