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  • Sun Moon Earth

  • The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets
  • By: Tyler Nordgren
  • Narrated by: Tyler Nordgren
  • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 30
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 28

On August 21, 2017, more than 10 million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost 40 years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excited for 8/21/17!

  • By Kevin Poe on 12-12-16

Timely Book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-22-17

What did you like best about Sun Moon Earth? What did you like least?

This was a timely book I listened to on the way to see the eclipse. The history and story were excellent, but I felt that the narrator was rushing through the reading. It was actually a bit distracting that he was reading so quickly.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tyler Nordgren?

Samuel West

  • Fear of Physics

  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: David Smalley, Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 382
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 340
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 339

Fear of Physics is a lively, irreverent, and informative look at everything from the physics of boiling water to cutting-edge research at the observable limits of the universe. Rich with anecdotes and accessible examples, it nimbly ranges over the tools and thought behind the world of modern physics, taking the mystery out of what is essentially a very human intellectual endeavor.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and entertaining

  • By Sian Rouse-Watson on 06-29-15

can't make it through

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-17

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I can't even make it through and have no idea how good the story is. The narrator reads as if he knows how to pronounce English words but has no idea what they mean. The herky jerky style of his diction makes it impossible to continue listening.

  • Storm in a Teacup

  • The Physics of Everyday Life
  • By: Helen Czerski
  • Narrated by: Chloe Massey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 127
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124

In Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski provides the tools to alter the way we see everything around us by linking ordinary objects and occurrences, like popcorn popping, coffee stains, and fridge magnets, to big ideas like climate change, the energy crisis, and innovative medical testing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Everyday Physics Thoroughly Explained

  • By Amazon Customer on 01-19-17

Fantastic Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-26-17

What made the experience of listening to Storm in a Teacup the most enjoyable?

This book focused on some very complex scientific issues and brought them to an everyday level that anyone could understand. Not only did this method make the concepts easy to understand, but also made it enthralling to listen to. I've listened to it twice and still love it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Storm in a Teacup?

I was fascinated by the explanation of how a toaster works. I never thought that topic could be very interesting.

What does Chloe Massey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice and accent are so pleasant that I think I would purchase an audio telephone book that she read.