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  • The Trouble with Physics

  • The Rise of String Theory, The Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next
  • By: Lee Smolin
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 444
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 278
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 281

In this illuminating book, the renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that fundamental physics - the search for the laws of nature - is losing its way. Ambitious ideas about extra dimensions, exotic particles, multiple universes, and strings have captured the publics imagination -- and the imagination of experts.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Strings snipped

  • By J B Tipton on 06-06-10

Starts well, but repetitive at the end

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

Reviewed: 04-11-18

The discussion of some of the problems and inertia in the physics community was interesting, as what science was stalled. Good layman's explanation of the basics of string theory.
Terrible repetitiveness about the state of academia and job prospects for young physicists. Felt padded unnecessarily.

Should probably have its length trimmed by about 25%.

  • A Call to Vengeance

  • Book III of Manticore Ascendant
  • By: David Weber, Timothy Zahn, Thomas Pope
  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 599
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 557
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 553

After the disastrous attack on the Manticoran home system by forces unknown, the Royal Manticoran Navy stands on the brink of collapse. A shadowy enemy with the resources to hurl warships across hundreds of light years seeks to conquer the Star Kingdom for reasons unknown, while forces from within Manticore's own government seek to discredit and weaken the Navy for reasons very much known: their own political gain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finding it's stride.

  • By @tone0189 on 03-07-18

Thought it was the conclusion...

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

Reviewed: 04-10-18

Apparently not. Lot of good stuff, but still a ways to go. Great listen, though.

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