The Fabric of the Cosmos
- Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
- Narrated by: Erik Davies
- Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-12-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Sparked by the trademark wit, humor, and brilliant use of analogy, Brian Greene takes us all, regardless of our scientific backgrounds, on an irresistible and revelatory journey to the new layers of reality that modern physics has discovered lying just beneath the surface of our everyday world.
"It will be enjoyable and stimulating for the lay reader, who will even learn about time travel and teleportation. This is one popular-science book that won't be left on the coffee table half read." (The New York Times Book Review)
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By Dylan on 03-12-04
Avoid the abridged version
I mistakenly bought the abridged version and it is impossible to follow unless you already have a good background in the subject. This book covers the most mind boggling discoveries of science but with so little depth that all you are left with are ludicrous metaphors. I was hopelessly lost and gave up after an hour. I skimmed the book in the bookstore to see if the unabridged text is better. It makes a lot more sense and is also more interesting then this badly edited version. It's just not possible with material of this nature to cut out 2/3 of it and be left with something coherent.
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By Chrisps on 08-23-10
Excellent - for an abridged version
Fascinating summary of the topic. I would like to have bought the unabridged version, but (sorry, Mr. Pritchard) I agree that the narrator's voice is more than reminiscent of a 1950s educational documentary or newsreel. This is a worthwhile alternative.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful