The foundation for Mallett's historic time-travel work is Einstein's theory of general relativity, a sound platform for any physicist. Through his years of reading and studying Einstein, Mallett became a buff well before he had any notion of the importance of the grand old relativist's theories to his own career.
One interesting subtext to the story is Mallett's identification with, and keen interest in, Einstein. Mallett provides easy-to-understand explanations of the famous physicist's seminal work.
©2007 Ronald L. Mallett; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"Physicist Mallett's theory that "space and time can be manipulated" to make time travel possible has gained national media attention. His research and theories flow nicely through this easy-to-read autobiography." (Publishers Weekly)
This is a capivating and moving memoir and there is no need for knowledge in physics to understand and enjoy this book. Couldn't put it down. Kept my interest throughout. The narrator was one of the best I've heard on Audible. I will definitely look into other books by Dion Graham, narrator.
I really enjoyed Dion Graham's beautiful narration of Time Traveler. Mallett's memoir is inspiring and I could understand his clear explanations of Einstein's theories that make time travel possible. I would recommend this audio book to anyone.
I loved this book. Dr. Mallett has become one of my favorite scientists. His personal story is incredible, and his love of the subject matter is palpable. This was a pleasure to listen to, and one I'll listen to again.
Absolutely. Anything that transcends the boundaries between sci-fi and reality always thrills me.
There were no "characters" per se.
No. I took the time to listen in chunks so I could digest the content.
Let's face it, physicists don't always make their work interesting to the common person. In this case, Ronald Mallett provided a great story with compelling personal experiences to relate a mathematical breakthrough. It captured my imagination.
If you are a light minded science fiction fan, then this book is not for you. This is a true story of real science mixed with biography of the author.
I enjoyed it very much and was touched by the strong motivation gained by personal tragedy. That is a big price to pay. I wish my kids had such a focused motivation, but without paying a big price. This was a very enlightening book.
Very bad and annoying. This is an autobiography. I dislike biographies generally and autobiographies specifically and this one is especially annoying because the title is so misleading. If you think you are buying a scientific thesis about time travel as I did you will be very disappointed. What you are getting is a story about a black person who sometimes thinks about time travel. Wow is that interesting. And who even knew that time travel had a racial component.
This book is a complete joke. Although the author's personal story is touching, there's no trace to scientific approach to what the book's title suggests.
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