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Alberto

Keller, TX, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Manjit Kumar
    • Narrated By Ray Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (554)
    Performance
    (381)
    Story
    (374)

    Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you aren’t shocked by quantum theory, you don’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution.

    Terezia says: "Biographic facts not explanations."
    "Best general book on quantum physics"
    Overall

    This is the best book on quantum mechanics for the general public. The only issue I had with the audiobook version is the quality of the audio seems to change as if certain parts of the narration were re-done. It happens dozens of times throughout the audio and was distracting when listening to the audiobook.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By H. W. Brands
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (175)
    Performance
    (148)
    Story
    (151)

    Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right.

    Tad Davis says: "Underrated hero"
    "Decent biography on Grant"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This would have probably been a more enjoyable listen if I hadn't already read the Grant biography by Jean Edward Smith. Smith's bio on Grant is superior to Brands' book. Both books offer a new look at Grant's time in war and peace that show his genius but honestly also recount his flaws.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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