Sorry, but I gave up on this audiobook after the first twenty minutes. I was wondering why the narrator was reading the blurb from the back of the jacket, probably written by some young editorial assistant, and then I realized that no, this was the actual book. I'm sure the author did a lot of research, but she started off telling me that all the previous histories of Cleopatra are inadequate. I was thrown off by hearing phrases like "zero-sum game" and "Page-Sixer" in the biography of an ancient figure. Pompous tone. Oh, well, some people might enjoy this style.
This was educational, but not "math-free" at all. For just one example, Planck's constant divided by two times pi cropped up about twenty times. And when the audiobook tells you to see figure 32(a) and you are on your exercise bike, you are not getting a great audiobook experience. (It's nice that the tell you where to get a PDF of the figures for the book, but some of the Figure numbers were not the same. Maybe they couldn't get permission to issue the Watchmen pages in a free PDF format.) It was okay. Not great. Thanks.
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