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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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  • Nick
    9/30/16
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    "Information"

    A little bit of a lot of things to learn about. Easy to listen to and easy to follow. Recommend and Enjoyable!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KieranCork
    Ireland
    9/25/16
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    "Awesome book"

    Will definitely be listening to this again. So interesting. I've never used the bookmark feature so often.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jitka
    9/23/16
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    "loved every bit of it!"

    loved every bit of it and will happily listen to it soon again. very easy to follow and understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RTx
    9/23/16
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    "Accessible. Left me feeling wondrous."

    Brilliantly illuminating and thought provoking. I was left thinking not only about the fortune enjoyed by all humankind to be where we are, but also with a determination to enjoy and appreciate what we have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. Benjamin J. Hirons
    London, England
    9/22/16
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    "Mind blowing facts"

    Some of the things you learn in this book are totally expansive for your mind and awareness. The downside for me was the amount of names dropped all over the place. Bloody scientists and their egos.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tony
    9/22/16
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    "Great book but narrator grated "

    This is an amazing book by Bill Bryson and I'd recommend it to anyone. However I found the narrator irritating. Obviously that's just a personal preference. Content is superb.

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  • jon
    9/21/16
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    "Fantastic"

    An excellent book and easy to listen. I'm a biology teacher and would recommend this to anyone interested in science.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miller
    Dublin
    9/20/16
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    "mind blowing"

    a mind blowing amount of effort and research went into this book and put together in a fascinating way.

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  • Wojtek P.
    9/18/16
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    "Sometime going into too many details and sometimes skipping important information"

    It is very subjective history - Sometime going into too many details and sometimes skipping important information - anyway I enjoy the story and it was very well read too.

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  • Grant >Lobb
    9/9/16
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"
    Where does A Short History of Nearly Everything rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Is not just dry facts, the way it is written really brings flesh to the details.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Short History of Nearly Everything?

    For me it was about the laws of physics, how they were discovered, and the way they don't apply when things get really small!


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

    His voice is natural for this type of book. With pitch and pace that give you time to think.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did make me laugh a few times, mainly when you realise how accidental discoveries can be.


    Any additional comments?

    The book I thought would drag a little, but it doesn't, enjoyable from start ot finish.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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