- A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation
- Narrated by: Dan Cashman
- Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 03-29-02
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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By Nelson Alexander on 04-06-10
Very Well Done
"Audio Publishers, Please Take Note!" First, I agree with others that this book is an excellent introduction to aspects of modern physics. Instead of beginning with relativity, it uses very interesting historical episodes to place Einstein's famous formula within the larger history of the science of energy and mass, which makes a lot of sense. But I am writing mainly to note the reading, which should be a model for other publishers. Far too many Audible books are read by professionals at top speed or with histrionic overacting. This casually paced, natural reading is a tremendous aid in comprehension. Today's "media professionals" simply do not trust the written word and feel they must "add value" with dramatic antics, youthful over-enthusiasm, and the highest possible number words per second. Like restaurants that insist on cranking up the music they are terrified that someone might get bored. Some topics require a bit of chewy comprehension and this reading sets an ideal standard for such.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Robert on 11-22-04
A good introduction
A good introduction to that famous formula and related concepts. After listening to this, if you want more science for the layman you want to listen to the excellent "The Fabric of the Cosmos".
10 of 10 people found this review helpful