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  • 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
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 227

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hard to listen, but overall great book!

  • By Anonymous User on 27-11-2017

Struggled through it

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-2018

A challenging book for us more simple folk. Still quite an enjoyable read despite my incomprehension

  • When Breath Becomes Air

  • By: Paul Kalanithi
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 742
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 666
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 666

The New York Times number-one best seller. At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • When breath becomes air

  • By Carol on 09-07-2016

The most humbling piece of literature I've read

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-06-2017

A beautifully sad perspective of mortality, captured wonderfully by someone who has faced it in his career and personal life