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Jason

Lake Stevens, WA, United States
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Absolutely nothing new.

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

Reviewed: 06-01-13

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I study quantum mechanics so I tend to look for the books others do not like due to complexity or mathematics. I am very laid back about my expectations of audio books so I rarely complain. This is one of those times. The narrator is great. I hate soft spoken narrators because you cannot hear anything if you walk a few feet away or have visual distractions. This narrator should do all audio books. Next to Berry White or James Earl Jones I couldn't ask for better listening enjoyment. That said I am left with the content which is rehashed info from any source online meaning you could google the books title and learn more from search results in the first five hits. I know the author is better then this so it really makes me wonder why he published such drab material. If you want really dumbed down science then this is it. If you are really interested in the topics in this book then you should always be challenged by what you are reading. If not then you are just getting a rerun of someone else's work.

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Time is truly disected like never before.

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

Reviewed: 03-31-12

Would you consider the audio edition of From Eternity to Here to be better than the print version?

I love written books but I also love listenning to audio books while doing the mundane tasks required in the day to day grime. This book is great for the listener since hardly any math is mentioned and when it is required you dont feel overwhelmed.

What did you like best about this story?

Carroll has the best grasp of the meaning of

Which scene was your favorite?

The part I enjoyed most was the many descriptions of how time was defined throughout history. The author made each insight as clear as a cloudless summer day sky. This was also helped by having it read aloud by a very firm and warm voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book gave me a new view on the universe and how it came to be.

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a scientific view of what time really is. The reader needs only a basic grasp of science to enjoy the views carroll lays out. I am studying quantum mechanics and while I knew many of the theories he took time to describe I still felt as though much of it was a better way to see how it all works without the use of mathematics.

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