• 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
  • Release date: 09-22-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
  • 4.7 (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
To this day A Brief History of Time remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its succinct and clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders.
©2016 Stephen Hawking (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks
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By Adrian on 10-25-16

Good depth on black holes and universe

Better narator and recording than other versions of this book.
Learned new stuff about black holes and time travelling.
A lot of times I found myself rewinding back so I can understnd the concepts, so its not an esy book if you want to understand it, even naively explained.

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By Amazon Kunde on 04-11-17

Great Stuff,

Or not stuff, after hearing this you might be in doubt about everything - or nothing

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By Erdferkel on 10-18-16

Wonderful narrator

Like most people, I had heard of this book - it is quite famous after all. But despite a layman's interest in the subject I somehow always assumed it would be way over my head. Seeing the good reviews on Audible I decided to pick it up - great decision! It is easily accessible and in fact, since Hawking has been such a prominent figure in physics in the last decades, much of what he talks about I was already familiar with from other popular science books on the subject. He makes the subject feel easy to understand (which I'm sure is a delusion on my part) and very interesting.
I particularly want to mention the performance by John Sackville, who has such a wonderfully calm and rich voice. He makes this a real pleasure to listen to.

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By Hannah-Jay on 04-24-17

Very interesting!

If you're interested in all things space and time then you'll love this! Admittedly I'd hope Stephen Hawking would read it himself but John Sackville does a great job.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Anonymous User on 11-27-17

Hard to listen, but overall great book!

Excellent book! A bit hard to listen as audio book, I had to rewind certain parts to listen to. But otherwise, it's great. Reader has a soothing, calm voice, does excellent job.

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By shuhan li on 10-22-17

Narrator's voice is too monotoned.

Narrator's voice is too monotoned, makes it hard to concentrate at time.
Otherwise a very good read.

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