Everything you need to know about the beauty of modern physics.
In seven brief lessons, Italian theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli guides listeners with admirable clarity through the most transformative physics breakthroughs of the 20th and 21st centuries. This playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, already a major best seller in Italy, explains general relativity, quantum mechanics, elementary particles, gravity, black holes, the complex architecture of the universe, and the role of humans in the strange world Rovelli describes.
This is a book about the joy of discovery. It takes listeners to the frontiers of our knowledge: to the most minute reaches of the fabric of space, back to the origins of the cosmos, and into the workings of our minds. "Here, on the edge of what we know, in contact with the ocean of the unknown, shines the mystery and the beauty of the world," Rovelli writes. "And it's breathtaking."
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Hard to understand narrator
I liked the book, but it was difficult to understand the narrator, who is also the author. He has a heavy accent which made understanding technical terms and people's names problematic. This really got in the way for me to the point where I would not recommend the audio version of this book. If you want to read it, get the actual book or Kindle download.
Someone with a native American accent.
I get it that authors want to narrate their own book, but they should realize that, while they may be good writers, they probably aren't the best choice as a narrator. In this case, Rovelli's accent was a huge ongoing distraction. I've had other cases where the author didn't have an accent but it was still a bad choice. There are thousands of graduates from film, acting and theater schools who have learned how to speak clearly, with the right pace and emotion... book companies should use them. It doesn't make any more sense for an author to read his book than it does for a playwright to play the lead in his play. And if a book is aimed at an American audience, the reader should have an American accent, IMHO.