• Reality Is Not What It Seems

  • The Journey to Quantum Gravity
  • By: Carlo Rovelli
  • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-06-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics comes a new audiobook about the mind-bending nature of the universe.
Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli, read by Roy McMillan.
What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what exactly is reality?
Scientist Carlo Rovelli has spent his whole life exploring these questions and pushing the boundaries of what we know. Here he explains how our image of the world has changed throughout centuries. From Aristotle to Albert Einstein, Michael Faraday to the Higgs boson, he takes us on a wondrous journey to show us that beyond our ever-changing idea of reality is a whole new world that has yet to be discovered.
©2016 Carlo Rovelli (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By Robert A. Shapiro on 10-21-16

Rovelli is a master

This and Seven Brief Lessons are two of my favorite books of the year. Rovelli communicates advanced physics clearly, with imagination, and with such a great sense of humanity and the arts. I rarely listen to books twice, but these are the exceptions.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mr. Reasonably Dubious on 11-05-16

Sparkling foundational history of physics

The history makes sense of current thought
Then listen to the last half as many times as it takes.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stefan Richter on 11-28-16

Eye opening and mind expanding

This was the first audiobook that I listened to in one weekend and one of the very few that I will listen to again.
Put it on your list now.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Nathan Townsend on 11-28-16

One of my favourites

This book is not only a mesmerising account of both the story and world of physics (that somehow manages to be both eloquently worded and yet still simple enough for a person of average intelligence to grasp) but is also read with all the passion and character I can imagine Rovelli penning it with.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-06-18

just the beginning

not a science major. learned some, lost too often. listened twice. lost in space time

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5 out of 5 stars
By Saman Attarian on 11-29-17

It actually changed how i see the world

Had to listen two times to a couple of characters to digest the magnificence of the ideas

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