This is an excellent book summarizing the history of cosmology, particularly the age of the universe. Unfortunately, the reader is terrible. He reads as if he is late for an appointment and just wants to get to the end. Also, he clearly spent no time learning how to pronounce names and words that are well known amongst astronomers.
I recommend an interested reader try Cosmology: A Very Short History. It's a bit dense, but it is at least listenable.
I didn't like any aspect of Brad Smith's performance. His reading was rushed and was like listening to a jack-hammer. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, and I think he rates as one of the worst readers I have ever come across.
Listen to other relevant audiobooks with a better reader.
It would be great if this book could be re-recorded with a different reader. It is simply unlistenable right now.
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