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Al May

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  • The Black Hole War: My Battle to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Leonard Susskind
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (462)
    Performance
    (179)
    Story
    (177)

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed that it did - and in doing so, put at risk everything we know about the fundamental laws of the universe. Leonard Susskind and Gerard 't Hooft realized the threat and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics.

    Matthew says: "Good, but has its flaws"
    "The Black Hole War"
    Overall

    An excellent book. The authors knowledge appears to be unquestionable. As an "amateur", I was sometimes confused on some subjects but overall understood most of the explanations. The audio book would be more pleasant to listen to if the tracks were started at the end of a word instead of in the middle of them.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Scorpion Down

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs)
    • By Ed Offley
    • Narrated By Richard Ferrone
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (41)

    One Navy admiral called it "one of the greatest unsolved sea mysteries of our era". To this day, the U.S. Navy officially describes it an inexplicable accident. For decades, the real story of the disaster has eluded journalists, historians, and the family members of the lost crew. But a small handful of Navy and government officials knew the truth from the very beginning: the sinking of the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Scorpion and its crew of 99 men, on May 22, 1968, was an act of war.

    Timothy says: "Excellent book"
    "Great Story!"
    Overall

    A great story with some logical conclusions. Being in the Navy during that time period and involved in crypto/intelligence most if not all the information is well presented.
    My only negative observation was the very poor edit job. As you listen most of the selection breaks were done in the middle of a word which sometimes made it difficult to understand.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew
    • Narrated By Tony Roberts
    Overall
    (172)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
    (83)

    No espionage missions have been kept more secret than those involving American submarines. Blind Man's Bluff reveals for the first time how the Navy sent subs wired with self-destruct charges into the heart of Soviet seas to tap crucial underwater telephone cables, as well as other secrets as deep as the sea.

    David says: "Wow This is an amazing listen"
    "Hero's ALL"
    Overall

    I was a CT "spook" during the 60's while some of these missions were going on. I can believe everything in the stories. It's all true.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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