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  • Quantum Man: Richard Feynman’s Life in Science

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Narrated By Lawrence M. Krauss
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (202)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (144)

    Perhaps the greatest physicist of the second half of the 20th century, Richard Feynman changed the way we think about quantum mechanics, the most perplexing of all physical theories. Here Lawrence M. Krauss, himself a theoretical physicist and best-selling author, offers a unique scientific biography: a rollicking narrative coupled with clear and novel expositions of science at the limits.

    Thomas C. Miller says: "Richard Feynman's Science"
    "What's not to love about Dr. Feynman?"
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    Would you listen to Quantum Man again? Why?

    Who wouldn't love a bongo-playing Physicist? He left many in the dust when it comes to mathematics and Dr. Krauss writes an intriguing biography. Great stories intermixed with concepts I'll probably never understand but according to Dr. Feynman, it doesn't matter because its about the journey, its about adventure and discovering new things.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nightwoods: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (477)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (408)

    Charles Frazier puts his remarkable gifts in the service of a lean, taut narrative while losing none of the transcendent prose, virtuosic storytelling, and insight into human nature that have made him one of the most beloved and celebrated authors in the world. Now, with his brilliant portrait of Luce, a young woman who inherits her murdered sister’s troubled twins, Frazier has created his most memorable heroine. Before the children, Luce was content with the reimbursements of the rich Appalachian landscape....

    Molly says: "Beautiful writing and powerful narration"
    "Incredible imagery"
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    What did you love best about Nightwoods?

    The author describes the natural beauty of the world the characters inhabit with uncanny accuracy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies - How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Shermer
    • Narrated By Michael Shermer
    Overall
    (773)
    Performance
    (556)
    Story
    (553)

    In this, his magnum opus, the world’s best known skeptic and critical thinker Dr. Michael Shermer—founding publisher of Skeptic magazine and perennial monthly columnist (“Skeptic”) for Scientific American—presents his comprehensive theory on how beliefs are born, formed, nourished, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished.

    Leigh says: "Great material. Not-so-great narration."
    "I have to get this book in print now."
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    Where does The Believing Brain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks in the top 5. I learned just how much we base beliefs on emotions and how reasons to support those beliefs come second. I think people have to be willing to be open to evidence. If you don't believe Dr. Shermer, by all means chase down his references and make sure he's telling the truth.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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