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  • Love and Math

  • The Heart of Hidden Reality
  • By: Edward Frenkel
  • Narrated by: Tony Craine
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

In Love and Math, renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math we've never seen, suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. In this heartfelt and passionate audiobook, Frenkel shows that mathematics, far from occupying a specialist niche, goes to the heart of all matter, uniting us across cultures, time, and space. Love and Math tells two intertwined stories: of the wonders of mathematics and of one young man's journey learning and living it.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A book that probably loses from being read aloud

  • By Michael on 05-11-14

A little too complex for "normal" people

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

Reviewed: 10-08-14

I bought the audiobook and the Kindle book, but I found it too difficult to follow the information on the audio, as it always refers to numbers, symbols and equations. The information was worth reading, so I could get an overview on what a “mathematician world” is like. The information is way too complex to understand, at least for me who does not have any mathematical background.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Future of the Mind

  • The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, the international best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible. Read by the actor Feodor Chin. Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats of the mind solely the province of overheated science fiction. As Michio Kaku reveals, not only are they possible, but with the latest advances in brain science and recent astonishing breakthroughs in technology, they already exist.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Information exposed easily for everyone

  • By Mario on 09-06-14

Information exposed easily for everyone

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

Reviewed: 09-06-14

As the other books from Professor Kaku, this one is also very accessible, with information being layd out in an easy to understand way. And with a very dynamic and interesting information through all the book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Peaceful Driver- Steering Clear of Road Rage

  • By: Allen Liles
  • Narrated by: Gary Holcombe, Susan Kavanaugh, others
  • Length: 1 hr
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 4

The term road rage includes both aggressive driving and the potential for phsucial assault that results from a traffic dispute. Aggressive driving is now one of the nation's top three highway threats, along with drunken driving and failure to use seat belts. The goal of this program is to help you have a safe and enjoyable driving experience, whether you're traveling a few blocks or thousands of miles....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Didn't solve my problem!

  • By Mario on 09-06-14

Didn't solve my problem!

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-06-14

The idea is good, but this book couldn't solve my problem of getting angry every time I sat in my car. But today I can say I am cured, not because of this book or any other, but because I learned to accept that other drivers also want to arrive at their destiny, and they are maybe in a greater hurry than I am, and that's why they drive like they do. I learned to be more patient and let the others go first, because I am not in a hurry and the ones that pass by me like crazy (just 10% of the drivers) are late or have an emergency.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • A Brief History of Time

  • By: Stephen Hawking
  • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,227
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,985
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,961

This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

  • By James on 05-19-04

The real best physics book for layman

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

This book is a classic. It introduced the subject of theoretical physics to me and made me love it. Now I found many other good books on this subject, but this one was the first and is my beloved one.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Parallel Worlds
    A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
    
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    Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
    1,518 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Parallel Worlds

  • A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,004
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 995

In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, best-selling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't be afraid

  • By Robert on 05-05-10
  • Parallel Worlds
  • A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Marc Vietor

Wonderfully explained theory

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

This book was really worth buying, it gives a complete overview of theoretical physics by a way only Professor Kaku can, simple but comprehensive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mysteries of Modern Physics: Time

  • By: Sean Carroll, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Sean Carroll
  • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,219
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,199

Time rules our lives, woven into the very fabric of the universe-from the rising and setting of the sun to the cycles of nature, the thought processes in our brains, and the biorhythms in our day. Nothing so pervades our existence and yet is so difficult to explain. But now, in a series of 24 riveting lectures, you can grasp exactly why - as you take a mind-expanding journey through the past, present, and future, guided by a noted author and scientist.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Get From Eternity to Here instead

  • By Michael on 07-24-13

Very interesting subject, well explored

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

When I got this course I expected something more about relativity (special and general), but I got a course about entropy, and at the end, I liked it very much, because I could learn more about this very interesting and essential topic, presented wonderfully by Professor Sean Carroll.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • The Blind Watchmaker

  • Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design
  • By: Richard Dawkins
  • Narrated by: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,100
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797

The Blind Watchmaker, knowledgably narrated by author Richard Dawkins, is as prescient and timely a book as ever. The watchmaker belongs to the 18th-century theologian William Paley, who argued that just as a watch is too complicated and functional to have sprung into existence by accident, so too must all living things, with their far greater complexity, be purposefully designed. Charles Darwin's brilliant discovery challenged the creationist arguments; but only Richard Dawkins could have written this elegant riposte.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Challenging textbook more than an enjoyable listen

  • By Eric on 01-15-12

Too long

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-14

It is such a long book for the same information: evolution. It must be a great book for biologists as it gives rich examples of how evolution works and why. But it was not what I was looking for, unfortunately.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Periodic Table

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Eric Scerri
  • Narrated by: Eric Scerri
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14

In this authoritative Very Short Introduction to the periodic table, Eric Scerri presents a modern and fresh exploration of this fundamental topic in the physical sciences, considering the deeper implications of the arrangements of the table to atomic physics and quantum mechanics. Scerri looks at the trends in properties of elements that led to the construction of the periodic table, and how the deeper meaning of its structure gradually became apparent with the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Little boring

  • By Mario on 09-05-14

Little boring

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-14

It's a short book, but the story is too extensive! It tells the story of Mandeleev and a lot of historical information that is unnecessary for the understanding of the periodic table. I was looking for a more technical book, and not a historical one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • 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 203
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 174
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

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

An endless subject for study

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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: 09-05-14

This book shows how thermodynamics is a vast field of study. I wanted just to have an introduction of this subject, but it is complex and needs time and study to grasp the fundamentals. It is a good book for it gives an comprehensive idea of the field.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Age of Entanglement

  • When Quantum Physics was Reborn
  • By: Louisa Gilder
  • Narrated by: Walter Dixon
  • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 286
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 174

A brilliantly original and richly illuminating exploration of entanglement, the seemingly telepathic communication between two separated particles - one of the fundamental concepts of quantum physics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A nice mix of theory and history.

  • By Mark Davey on 06-03-10

It gets too much into details

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

Reviewed: 09-05-14

Very extensive book, it is a biography of every physicist, telling his life and work, and the interaction between them. It is very interesting, but I found it a little too long.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful