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What did you love best about Edge of the Universe?
As someone that had some very basic knowledge of the cosmos and the current theories, I was looking for something that discussed in depth, popular theories and knowledge that are currently being pondered by the brightest minds in modern cosmology. I felt that this book fit that description even better than anticipated.
What about Matthew Dudley’s performance did you like?
It was a solid performance. I enjoyed that I did not have to even think about his performance, but could instead focus on the material.
Any additional comments?
I highly recommend this to anyone looking to broaden their overall knowledge of the cosmos. The material discussed is presented in an easily understood way. Furthermore, some description of the processes in which these bright minds used to reach these conclusions is discussed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
There are many fascinating books on this topic on Audible, this one is not one of them. The author tends to wander into excessively long winded analogies and similes which when combined with a lack of any discernible or smooth transition between topics makes the progression of the book difficult to follow. I find myself tuning out, for example, during a 5 minute digressions into an elementary school project collecting stamps and postcards in boxes and hanging each on walls that when I come to I have no idea how the author got to some new topic. You can back up and force yourself to pay attention, but most of the time you'll find you didn't miss a segue, there just wasn't one.
Then there is the bizarre pronunciation of things like for example NASA as Nassau (of the Bahamas) combined with his "I am reading this, not dictating it, and my tone is intended to convey reading" narration style. The 3 on narration was a hard decision and I gave that out relative to some seriously terrible narration out there, not relative to a normal sale of 1-5.
I've been through about 10 books on this topic and this is the first I'm just not going to be able to finish.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful