- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 50 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
- Audible.com Release Date: May 1, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000545OB
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A Brief History of Time Audiobook – Unabridged
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Perhaps I like this book as much for how forthright he is about his life, how it has gone, and how its not necessary to be dealt the right "cards" to take advantage of what you have. The book is probably worthwhile for the one point he makes about how its been a blessing for him to be non-communicative (or rather severely communication challenged). He says straight up people leave him alone so he has time to think and prepare his hypotheses and write about them, something that he didn't have time to do when he could easily communicate. He's a very interesting human and has profound observations about the universe that do explain in greater detail than I ever previously understood. His descriptions of Black Holes are thought provoking.
Also, Hawking is able to adeptly toe the line between science and religion, finding a balance that considers both sides, and making it easy to see how the two can coincide. Because they can, right? If we let them?
It stands, without doubt, above all other modern pop science books on the subject, thus if you have not read it yet, do your self a favor and get a copy of it (even if you are an astrophysicist because his humor alone is worth the read).
Nevertheless it has been written decades ago and urgently needs major updates (e.g. it still describes as the speed at which the universe expands as decreasing and the LHC as under construction). It would be fascinating to see how his point of view changed in light of the latest empirical discoveries.