
One, Two, Three
 Absolutely Elementary Mathematics
 Narrated by: Byron Wagner
 Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
 Unabridged Audiobook
 Release date: 051011
 Language: English
 Publisher: Random House Audio
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Regular price: $24.50
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Publisher's Summary
From the acclaimed author of A Tour of the Calculus and The Advent of the Algorithm, here is a riveting look at mathematics that reveals a hidden world in some of its most fundamental concepts.
In his latest foray into mathematics, David Berlinski takes on the simplest questions that can be asked: What is a number? How do addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division actually work? What are geometry and logic? As he delves into these subjects, he discovers and lucidly describes the beauty and complexity behind their seemingly simple exteriors, making clear how and why these mercurial, often slippery concepts are essential to who we are.
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 Mr. Anonymous
 United States
 081311
A combination of banal, confusing, and dull
I gave up on this book after the sixth chapter. The subject seemed interesting to me, and the book's description intrigued me  but I was sorely disappointed. Berlinksi is not a good story teller. His narrative is often disjointed, and he tries too hard to be clever. Much of the discussion seemed too obvious to be interesting, whereas parts were just confusing. Overall, a frustrating experience.
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 New Parent
 082315
Lots of Potential, but very little substance.
What would have made One, Two, Three better?
The author should have spent more time on the subject and less time trying to sound witty. I could almost here the author laughing at his own jokes behind the scenes. I was hoping for something like Zero  A biography of a dangerous idea.
Has One, Two, Three turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, but I don't plan to read or listen to any of the authors other works.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
The narrator neither added nor detracted from the book.
What character would you cut from One, Two, Three?
The books supposed characters, the numbers 1, 2, 3, are already absent. Thus, there are no characters to cut.
Any additional comments?
This author took a fascinating subject and made it really boring.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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 Robert
 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
 032012
Not a Highly Educational Experience
I am a layman interested in math and science, and I expected this book to dig down into some of the philosophical roots. Instead, I found that it treated subjects in a series of brief vignettes, with little in the way of interesting or exciting concepts. It really did not stay with any particular subject very long. I did not find the brain teasers I was hoping for.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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 Deneatra
 121017
1, 2, 3
This book was bought to help my son with his anxiety over math. He enjoyed it and has a better understanding of why we need math and how important it is in our everyday lives.

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 remington
 082817
Awesome read/listen
Love this book have read it a few times and listen to it at least twice.