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  • Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition

  • By: Richard Wolfson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Richard Wolfson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,626
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,222
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,153

"It doesn't take an Einstein to understand modern physics," says Professor Wolfson at the outset of these 24 lectures on what may be the most important subjects in the universe: relativity and quantum physics. Both have reputations for complexity. But the basic ideas behind them are, in fact, simple and comprehensible by anyone. These dynamic and illuminating lectures begin with a brief overview of theories of physical reality starting with Aristotle and culminating in Newtonian or "classical" physics.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great primer for hard SF fans and physics laymen

  • By David on 01-05-15

great introduction for complex topics

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-24-19

I quite enjoyed listening trough this class thought I need to confess I did not comprehend it all. And I must say that there is a couple of experiments described which are quite hard to grasp without any visuals involved so I believe this audio book requires it's additional material. Even if the material was there it does not improve my lack of comprehension but it would make easier to get certain ideas and analogies described

  • How to Win Friends & Influence People

  • By: Dale Carnegie
  • Narrated by: Andrew MacMillan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60,489
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,042
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47,711

You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is well worth listening too! Main points are.

  • By Ralph on 10-21-11

a book I always come back to

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I had started reading this book several times during my life, and I found it helpful each time. However, I had never finished it. Until I had the audiobook this makes it easier and I'm glad I finished it and I'm pretty sure I will listen to it again some other time
is impressive that I found most of the advice and examples given still apply this year and age.

  • Tesla

  • Inventor of the Modern
  • By: Richard Munson
  • Narrated by: Charles Constant
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40

Nikola Tesla, a Serbian immigrant, invented the radio, the induction motor, the neon lamp, and the remote control. Tesla's personal life was magnificently bizarre. Strikingly handsome and impeccably dressed, he was germophobic and never shook hands. He required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. In later years, he ate only white food and conversed with the pigeons in Bryant Park. This clear, authoritative, and highly enjoyable biography takes account of all phases of this remarkable life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great easy read. I loved it!

  • By Tom Turowski on 07-27-18

interesting all the way

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I really finished this book

And it was not a hard thing to do. I really liked the narrative and the way the history was told and all of the details of the life of this man. I tried other Tesla audiobooks samples and I found this the more appealing and I can say I really enjoyed it and recommend it.

  • Sovereign

  • By: Jeff Hirsch
  • Narrated by: Jesse Einstein
  • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 12,318
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11,383
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 11,382

Micah Cole has been in deep space for three years while his parents chase their obsession with finding intelligence to the far corners of the universe, but Micah dreams of the friends he left behind and counts the days until they return home. When a devastating meteor shower nearly destroys their ship, Micah is separated from his family and stranded on Sovereign, a vast planet of raging rivers, towering forests, and deadly creatures. If Micah ever wants to see his family or his home again, he’ll have to learn to how to survive on a hostile alien world, all alone.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • NOT like the Martian

  • By TrustedReviewer on 02-21-19

Great story if you're below 15

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

I did not finish it.

while I enjoyed the ideas about space travelling , the universe and story depicted was not appealing to me, but that's probably because I'm olde. I believe people up to 17th years old will probably really enjoy this book. I would probably have at that age.

  • The Fellowship of the Ring

  • Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
  • By: J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Narrated by: Rob Inglis
  • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 34,161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,250
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 31,340

The Fellowship of the Ring, the first volume in the trilogy, tells of the fateful power of the One Ring. It begins a magnificent tale of adventure that will plunge the members of the Fellowship of the Ring into a perilous quest and set the stage for the ultimate clash between the powers of good and evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • At last - The Definitive Recording!

  • By L. N. on 10-10-12

Too slow for my time

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-19

I did not find it as exciting as i would lime but the performance of the narrator is outstanding and quite enjoyable

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elon Musk

  • Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44,816
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,051
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39,976

In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best of competence porn

  • By Tristan on 08-20-16

slow at the beginning but it got interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-29-18

it was a slow beginning but it got better. I believe that the author did a really good research

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

  • A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
  • By: Mark Manson
  • Narrated by: Roger Wayne
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 110,671
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 97,075
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96,538

For decades we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F*ck positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let's be honest, shit is f*cked, and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is - a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mind-set that has infected modern society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A book for 20-somethings, but not me

  • By Bonny on 09-22-16

just what I needed

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-18

I loved this book. is been several years since the last time I was able to finish a non fiction book. I found myself in sync with many of the exposed ideas and found it therapeutic for me. The narrator was amazing I found myself crying and laughing while listening to this.