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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 3,576
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,101

"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

Easy to digest and understand

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

What did you love best about Einstein's Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists, 2nd Edition?

It really helped me understand the subject.

What did you like best about this story?

Very good explanations and examples.

What three words best describe Professor Richard Wolfson’s voice?

Solid, nothing special

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

Wolfson comes across as too aggressive in his speech, but he makes his points clearly; despite his aggressive voice. I like to listen to audio books before I go to bed, and his tone makes that difficult.

  • History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective

  • By: Gregory S. Aldrete, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gregory S. Aldrete
  • Length: 24 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,093
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 972

The ancient world has cast a long shadow, influencing our customs and religious beliefs, our laws, and the form of our governments. It has taught us when and how we make war or pursue peace. It has shaped the buildings we live and work in and the art we hang on our walls. It has given us the calendar that organizes our year and has left its mark on the games we play.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding - Informative AND Entertaining

  • By Matt on 11-20-13

Excellent.

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

Where does History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top 5

What other book might you compare History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective to and why?

The other books in the great courses series. 30 minutes is the perfect length of time.

What about Professor Gregory S. Aldrete’s performance did you like?

Engaging, and easy to follow along. Good tempo and rhythm. The performance can really make or break a book, and this one was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It wasn't really that kind of book.

Any additional comments?

Very well done.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

  • A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
  • By: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Narrated by: Nabeel Qureshi
  • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,235
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,708
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,693

Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi's inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic

  • By Brandon on 09-09-14

Awesome Book

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

Reviewed: 08-21-14

Would you consider the audio edition of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus to be better than the print version?

Yes. It's easy to follow along and captivating.

Which character – as performed by Nabeel Qureshi – was your favorite?

Nabeel Qureshi

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Seek and You Shall Find

Any additional comments?

This book made my cry. Everyone should read this book. Those who have dug for the truth will be able to read through this book and it will remind them of their own journey and re-energize them. I hope for others this helps them, whether they are just starting the process or are already engaged.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful