An excellent book, especially if you're a fan of his classic work "The Road to Reality". He is not shy about mathematical equations or concepts and the lay person that invests the time to go through this book will be very well rewarded.
This audible version comes with a lengthy PDF file with Penrose's trademark hand drawn diagrams. His diagrams are probably some of the best tools I've ever seen to make difficult concepts accessible to the non-physicist or mathematician.
Narration was adequate.
Anthony Everitt's Augustus is one of the most developed and three dimensional portraits I've read on Caesar Augustus. Everitt is insightful without being pedantic, and not afraid to give his opinion in filling in the historical gaps. Another excellent biography that is as entertaining as his biography of Hannibal.
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