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  • The Making of the Atomic Bomb

  • 25th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Richard Rhodes
  • Narrated by: Holter Graham
  • Length: 37 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,935
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,794
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,785

Here for the first time, in rich human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow... Grade A+ ... Exceptional.

  • By Amazon Customer on 03-15-16

Very good

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

Reviewed: 03-15-16

What made the experience of listening to The Making of the Atomic Bomb the most enjoyable?

Excellent book. Filled with tiny details. Enjoyed and learned an important history.

A complain: One of the highly used words in the book is 'Goettingen'. It is not pronounced properly throughout the book. I heard many different pronunciation of Goettingen. It is one of the important cities concerning the complete history of quantum mechanics. Its worth pronouncing it correctly.

So, could give five stars.

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