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by | Read by Erik Davies

Contemporary Culture • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2005

Stephen Hawking's A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME was a publishing phenomenon--millions sold, maybe a few dozen fully understood. This BRIEFER HISTORY is a more listener-friendly edition, shorter on math but still heavy on wonder. Hawking explains relativity and quantum mechanics and describes the search for a theory that unites the two. Erik Davies, who also narrated Brian Greene's THE FABRIC OF THE COSMOS, shows his experience with audiobooks on string theory. His youthful voice softens the edges of the difficult material, and he moves at just the right speed in this journey through time. Why the publisher decided to include the entire glossary in the audio edition, however, is an unsolved mystery. D.B. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 06]



Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2005

CS ISBN 0739323687 $26.95 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 0739321870 $29.95 • Four CDs

DD ISBN 0739321889 $20.97


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2005

CS ISBN 1415924430 $28.00 • Three cassettes

CD ISBN 1415924449 $45.00 • Four CDs

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