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A Short History of Nearly Everything Audiobook

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Publisher's Summary

A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

©2003 Bill Bryson; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"To read Bryson is to travel with a memoirist gifted with wry observation and keen insight that shed new light on things we mistake for commonplace. To accompany the author as he travels with the likes of Charles Darwin on the Beagle, Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton is a trip worth taking." (Publishers Weekly)
"Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose....Brims with strange and amazing facts...destined to become a modern classic of science writing." (The New York Times)

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  • Timothy Alonso
    2/16/17
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    "Eye Opening"

    The lesson that I take from reading this is how lucky we are to be here. The sheer mathematically impossibility of chances that brought us here today is unthinkable.

    It introduces us to our place in the cosmos. The universe, the solar system and many celestial objects in the night sky.

    It then talks of individuals in history that have helped drive the progress of our understanding of nature to what we know today. Which is a lot but also not much.

    It open your eyes to the beauty of living things around us and also shames me to think of how much are now extinct needlessly by careless actions.

    It's an excellent read and worthy to be added to books you've read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jim
    2/15/17
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    "Very interesting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Short History of Nearly Everything to be better than the print version?

    I tried to read the print version a few years ago, but i never got into it, i found it a bit heavy going, i did enjoy the audio version, because it meant i want flicking back and forward cross referencing names and places.


    What does William Roberts bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    yes he is good, i imagine his voice is close to that of Bryson, and he felt calm and relaxing, but also authoritative


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    dont make a film form this book


    Any additional comments?

    i would defiantly listen to this again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/9/17
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    "Immersive and inspiring"

    It really is a journey to quote the book on "Nearly Everything" from Atoms to Asteroids the book goes into exceptional detail presenting the reader with facts that will make the mind boggle! Narrator is engaging and delivers the book beautifully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    2/8/17
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    "Amazing!"

    A superb book. Thought provoking and entertaining. Everyone should make time to listen/read this .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rasmus Jensen
    Denmark
    2/7/17
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    "Amazingly engaging"

    A truly awesome audio book. The book itself is a greatly entertaining and informative piece of literature, and the narrator is very pleasing to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P Hill
    2/6/17
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    "Excellent book which I really enjoyed listening to"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Short History of Nearly Everything to be better than the print version?

    I would personally as I listen whilst driving long distances. I actually bought the paperback for my father in law.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it.


    What about William Roberts’s performance did you like?

    I had no problems and enjoyed listening to him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    2/2/17
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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mml
    1/29/17
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    "This book is brilliant! it taught me lots"

    So much science memories from school came back to me. I also learned lots of new things. it's simply amazing stories of truth

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    1/25/17
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    "Great book"

    A must to listen to. Thought provoking and leaves you realising the damage that we humans are doing to the planet.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/18/17
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    "Fascinating"

    Thoroughly interesting listen. The only minor downside is that some of the theories are slightly outdated due to the age of the book. Well worth a listen though!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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