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Contemporary Culture

THE BLACK HOLE WAR My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Ray Porter

Contemporary Culture • 13 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

Susskind's book melds memoir, reportage, and cutting-edge science to tell how a disagreement between him and Stephen Hawking, among others, about a seemingly minor topic—the permanent loss of "information" in black holes—revealed a contradiction in theoretical physics that would be resolved only after several breakthroughs. In a remarkably skilled reading, Ray Porter goes beyond Susskind's mostly deft, engaging, and (reasonably) comprehensible writing to add energy and nuance to passages that could have been dry, and to render the sometimes VERY challenging material with admirable clarity. Porter adds proper—even illuminating—emphasis and intonation to passages a layman could hardly be expected to understand, never mind express correctly. This is a resourceful, intelligent reading of a fine book. W.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433243677 $29.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433243684 $29.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1-4332-4365-3 $79.95 • Nine cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433243660 $99.00 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433243691 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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