I can't speak to the unabridged version of this book, but I don't recommend this one to anyone without a background in, or at least a strong interest in physics. The interesting passages about Einstein's life weren't plentiful enough to keep me involved. I do now, however, know more about relativity theories than I did; although that is not why I listened to the book...
The narrators were actually
No Stephen King here. The novel started out fine and even reminded me of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for the first 15 - 20 hours. Then it became just plain silly. Other reviewers comment upon the novel's lack of
This book is a must listen for anyone who still can't get that horrible day out of their mind. It succeeds in dispelling the many myths and mis-conceptions of the tragedy and does so with class and good taste. Beautifully narrated, too...
Having first listened to the masterpiece, Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, I thought that I might be disappointed by the initial offering from this author. I needn’t have worried!. The Virgin Suicides is just a terrific novel. Although absolutely heartbreaking, the story provides the listener with hope and a sense of peace. Nick Landrum is superb in his reading of the story and I defy any listener to have dry eyes during the final 5 minutes of his narration. I can’t wait for the next offering from Mr. Eugenides, who is, in my view, the best author out there.
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