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A Gentle Wizard

Narrated by: Patrick Zeller
Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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An entertaining and personal introduction to Einstein's universe. 

Starting with a walk through Bern in 1905 and ending with the recent discovery of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, this book exposes the theory of relativity in an engaging style. This is a great science story for everyone and anyone.

As a young boy, Jack is sent to deliver a set of pictures to a house on Princeton's Mercer Street. The house is quite ordinary, but the man who lives there is not. Far from it. It is Albert Einstein, perhaps the smartest man in the world. The man that bent space and warped time. 

The first chance meeting leads to an unexpected friendship. Jack becomes a regular visitor to the famous professor's home. Together they set out on a journey that explores the professor's ideas about space, time, and gravity. The journey takes them to the edge of reality, where clocks grind to a halt, and stars collapse onto themselves to form holes that aren't quite holes.

This is a blend of fact and fiction. The science is very much real. So are most of the characters, including Einstein himself, his assistant Helen Dukas, Robert Oppenheimer, and John Wheeler. The story builds on things that actually happened, although, perhaps not in this particular order or involving precisely these individuals. Jack is entirely fictional. He had to be.

"Great fun. Great science. A compelling story for everyone." (Professor Ray d'Inverno, author of Introducing Einstein's Relativity)

©2017 Speed of Think Publishing (P)2018 Speed of Think Publishing

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  • 01-29-19

Excellent!

Loved it! The author really brought the characters to life and managed to explain difficult science in simple words. I thought the narration was excellent too.