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  • Gravity

  • Mysterious, Pretty Attractive and on the Pull
  • By: Alan Hall PhD
  • Narrated by: Irene Dipty
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

As one of the four forces we currently recognize in the Standard Model, gravity, although relatively weak - is trump card. It is the key to everything. Yet, despite all of this, our knowledge of gravity is incomplete. For example, where does this force come from? How does gravity propagate between objects? Do gravitons really exist? If so, why haven't we identified these hypothetical particles yet? How does gravity relate to space and time? Is gravity stronger in other (hidden) dimensions?

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • DO NOT BUY (seriously)

  • By Paul on 03-10-16

DO NOT BUY (seriously)

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

Reviewed: 03-10-16

This voice actor is an insult to all things intelligent. The reader sounds like she is reading a dramatic play. I read terrible reviews about the reader but ignored them. Don't be me.
I was drooling by the end of this book and I don't think I absorbed any information. I'm still not sure what the content of this book was as the reader was nearly inaudible.
Very disappointing for audible.

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  • The Laws of Thermodynamics

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Peter Atkins
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal - everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Accessible, but needs the figures

  • By Diane Walter on 08-09-11

Thermodynamics made even more boring

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

Reviewed: 07-17-15

Definitely touched up on some good concepts, but the voice actor has the voice of a wet peanut watching ink dry as he fills out an IRS complaint form.

I only listen to audio books to get through the boredom of reading, Nick Sullivan did not help my cause. Maybe choose someone less monotone next time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful