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  • The Order of Time

  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,064
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    5 out of 5 stars 972
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 959

In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most listeners, this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it appears. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where, at the most fundamental level, time disappears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brain Workout With A Great Narrator

  • By Raymond on 05-15-18

Interesting book, fine performance

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Reviewed: 06-04-18

A physicist destroys everything you think you know about time and then attempts to rebuild it. That make for an interesting journey. Some parts of it are incomprehensible, as math free physics always are, but the trip is worth it. Benedict Cumberbatch is a great reader.

  • We Were Eight Years in Power

  • An American Tragedy
  • By: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Narrated by: Beresford Bennett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,451
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,305
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,294

"We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Repackaged Atlantic Articles, but worth reading

  • By Adam Shields on 10-04-17

America’s Best Political Writer

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Reviewed: 11-13-17

I discovered Coates reading “The First White President” in the Atlantic and I was blown away by his writing skill and his unique insights into President Trump and how he got elected.

This book let me catch up on his older essays. His “Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War” really changed my way of looking at that war and has become newly relevant.

There are a number of gems here. It will make you smarter. Highly recommended.

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