Library Ed. Books on Tape 2008
CD ISBN 978-1415946831 $90.00 Ten CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Michio Kaku ignites the mind with the topic of his new book, which explores how time travel, invisibility, teleportation, and other science-fiction adventures could be achieved in the real world without breaking the laws of physics. Kaku provides a thrilling romp through physics and the imagination, but it falls flat due to Feodor Chin's extremely slow narration. Chin's approach sounds condescending to the listener, as if Kaku's work were being presented to second-graders. While this might satisfy listeners unfamiliar with theoretical physics, it will frustrate scientists and fans of Kaku's previous books. Listeners familiar with physics will notice another drawback to the audio format--the inability to skim through the basic concepts that precede Kaku's advanced explorations into the "physics of the impossible." J.T. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]
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