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WHAT IF? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

by | Read by Wil Wheaton

Contemporary Culture • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Who better than Wil Wheaton, formerly of “Star Trek,” to narrate this romp through the world of Randall Munroe—physicist, roboticist, and editor of the website xkcd? This collection of eccentric questions with detailed answers affords a refreshing outlook on our world. Wheaton’s ambitious performance meshes perfectly with the perspectives and humor of the author. Missing from the audio are the signature stick-figure cartoons from the printed book and website, but Wheaton’s outstanding inflections, pacing, cadence, and timing more than compensate for the loss. So if you want to be thoroughly entertained while discovering what would happen if the world suddenly stopped spinning or a drain appeared in the bottom of the ocean, this audiobook deserves space on your listening device. M.L.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2014]

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483030203 $29.95 • Six CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-3017-3 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483030180 $69.00 • Six CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483030197 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483030159 multiple sources

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