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    • A Brief History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easily Digestible Presentation of Complex Topics

    • By James on 05-19-04

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Theory of Everything

    • The Origin and Fate of the Universe
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking
    • Narrated by: Michael York
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hawking takes us on a fascinating journey through the telescopic lens of modern physics to gain a new glimpse of the universe--the nature of black holes, the space-time continuum, and new information about the origin of the universe. He uses this scientific basis to come up with a "unified theory of everything" that the author claims will be "the ultimate triumph of human reason."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shares a lot of text with a Brief History of Time.

    • By Roc Myers on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $18.27

    • A Briefer History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Hawking's worldwide best seller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, the history and future of the universe.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with the original: A brief history of time

    • By David Parks on 07-08-08

    Regular price: $23.93

    • The Grand Design

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most fundamental questions about the origins of the universe and of life itself, once the province of philosophy, now occupy the territory where scientists, philosophers, and theologians meet—if only to disagree. In their new book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hawking succeeds in mind-blowing physics, real

    • By Brandi on 10-14-10

    Regular price: $22.60

    • The Universe in a Nutshell

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With characteristic exuberance, Stephen Hawking invites us to be fellow travelers on this extraordinary voyage through spacetime, as he seeks "to combine Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and Richard Feynman's idea of multiple histories into one complete unified theory that will describe everything that happens in the universe."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Educational and yet fun.

    • By Adam on 02-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27

    • George's Secret Key to the Universe

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Hugh Dancy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
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    George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos' help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My girls LOVED this book

    • By David on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • A Brief History of Time

    • From Big Bang to Black Holes
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite, or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos, from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the big bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good depth on black holes and universe

    • By Adrian on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Frank Arnold
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hör-Zeit in der Weite des Universums - Zeit für eine kurze Geschichte der Physik. Ist das Weltall grenzenlos oder hat es einen Anfang? Was bedeuten Raum und Zeit im unfassbaren Universum? Fragen, die schon Kinder beschäftigen, haben in der Geschichte der Physik zu aufregenden Theorien geführt. Von Aristoteles bis zur Quantenphysik sorgt Stephen Hawking in "Eine kurze Geschichte der Zeit" für Überblick.

    Regular price: $16.60

    • The Cambridge Lectures

    • The Famed Series of Lectures on the Theory of Everything: 30th Anniversary Edition
    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hawking
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Stephen W. Hawking's Cambridge lectures, exploring the most complex theories of physics, both past and present, remain the most important scientific theories known of time, space, and the nature of the cosmos. This 30th Anniversary remastered edition of The Cambridge Lectures offers listeners a unique opportunity to hear the full series of seven famed lectures exactly as Professor Hawking presented them during his tenure as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Stephen Hawking lecture ever !

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • How to Make a Spaceship

    • A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight
    • By: Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson - preface, Stephen Hawking - afterword
    • Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne and the other teams in the hunt is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. It is driven by outsized characters - Burt Rutan, Richard Branson, John Carmack, Paul Allen - and obsessive pursuits. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry and a new age.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun and Thrilling Ride

    • By Gillian on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Briefer History of Time

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Erik Davies
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Hawking's worldwide best seller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses is another: the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is Not a sequel - It's a minor re-write!

    • By James on 06-11-07

    Regular price: $19.19

    • George and the Blue Moon

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George and his best friend, Annie, have been selected as junior astronauts for a program that trains young people for a future trip to Mars. This is everything they've ever wanted - and now they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in the skies.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • George and the Big Bang

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: James Goode
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who demand his parents’ attention. His beloved pig, Freddy, has been exiled to a farm, where he’s miserable. And worst of all, his best friend, Annie, has made a new friend whom she seems to like more than George. So George jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland that seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot, and a group of evildoers is planning to sabotage the experiment. Can George repair his friendship with Annie and piece together the clues before Eric’s experiment is destroyed forever?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way less enjoyable than prior two

    • By staples on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $16.96

    • Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Abridged
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    Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, Stephen Hawking has opened our minds to today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. Now he returns to shed new light on the darkest region of space and time...and to reveal an extraordinary array of possibilities for our understanding of the universe.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Why are some people so smart?

    • By Anonymous User on 07-01-08

    Regular price: $21.27

    • The Grand Design

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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    In this groundbreaking new work, Professor Hawking and renowned science writer Leonard Mlodinow have drawn on 40 years of Hawking's own research and a recent series of extraordinary astronomical observations and theoretical breakthroughs to reveal an original and controversial theory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Modern View of Cosmology

    • By Ian on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $19.18

    • My Brief History

    • By: Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Matthew Brenher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 65
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    Stephen Hawking has dazzled listeners worldwide with a string of best sellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns his gaze inward for a revealing look at his own life and intellectual evolution. My Brief History recounts Stephen Hawking’s improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This concise, witty, and candid account introduces listeners to a Hawking rarely glimpsed in previous books.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, quick reading

    • By Mario on 01-04-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • George and the Unbreakable Code

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 11
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    George and his best friend, Annie, haven't had any space adventures for a while, and they're missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets aren't able to charge for their produce, so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • Brief Answers to the Big Questions

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Eddie Redmayne - foreword, Lucy Hawking - afterword
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Stephen Hawking was recognized as one of the greatest minds of our time and a figure of inspiration after defying his ALS diagnosis at age 21. He is known for both his breakthroughs in theoretical physics as well as his ability to make complex concepts accessible for all. At the time of his death, Hawking was working on a final project: a book compiling his answers to the "big" questions that he was so often posed. Within this audiobook, he provides his personal views on our biggest challenges as a human race, and where we, as a planet, are heading next. 

    Regular price: $21.00

    • New Scientist: The Origin of (Almost) Everything

    • From the Big Bang to Belly-button Fluff
    • By: New Scientist, Graham Lawton, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A journey through life, the universe and everything. From what actually happened in the big bang to the accidental discovery of Post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle (it's called spaghettification), why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY (it's not to make it easier to type) or whether the invention of the wheel was less important to civilisation than the bag (think about it)? New Scientist does.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Its all over the place

    • By kemar simpson on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $25.81

    • Great Science Writers of the Decade

    • Selections from the Works of Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris, James Gleick and John Boslough
    • By: Stephen W. Hawking, John Boslough, James Gleick, and others
    • Narrated by: Michael Jackson, Stephen W. Hawking, Timothy Ferris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
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    Explore the secrets of the universe with selections from the works of three of the greatest scientific minds of our lifetime. Widely regarded as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein, Stephen W. Hawking has delved into today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos, expanded upon the rich history of scientific thought, and reveled in the complexities of the universe in which we live.

    Regular price: $19.56

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