I'm a sucker for time travel stories, and this one is just ok. Time travel appears to be no more than a vehicle for the author to weave a story with moral relevance. It does have entertainment value, historic references and is rather craftily written.
However, what really disappointed me was the reading. Within a minute, I felt like I was listening to a stoner, or rather someone who was trying to speak like a stoner. The protagonist was not a stoner, and I actually found the delivery distracting. Other than that, he was articulate and clear, successfully assuming additional voices for other characters.
Lots of examples.
Hard to nail down the most memorable moment. Collectively, the moments illustrated the authors intention of showing how important the subconscious is determining most of our decisions. Individually, the moments ran on from one to the next and on to the next and on to the next. There were so many references to tests and their results that I began to lose focus. Still, I was glad I listened to it. I'm better informed on how little control I have in my conscious thought.
I have not listened to any other Mlodinow's books.
My conscious thought is greatly influenced by my subconscious.
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