Awesome. Brian Greene does a great job of explaining the building blocks of quantum physics and string theory, such that even a guy who hasn't taken a hard science course in a decade can still follow along. I'd recommend this for just about anyone, even non-hard-science-types.
Fantastic. As good a book about physics as one could read. Many writers take this topic and kill it for everyone to enjoy. Not in this case.
Well written and an easy listen if you are intrigued by or interested in modern physics. A nice touch of humor adds to the experience. I wish there were more titles available by this author.
[abridged] Brian Greene does a superb job explaining the extremely complicated beginning and make-up of the universe. This audiobook is not meant for the layman. You should have some background in introductory physics, or be prepared to listen intently over and over again. Biran Greene is known for his PBS 3-part series based on his other book "Elegant Universe". Go to the PBS.org website and watch the series before you get this audiobook.
I enjoyed this book. It opened some new ways of looking at the physical universe. However, I was lost when Brian Green moved past Newtonian mechanics and into quantum mechanics and superstring theory, which is said to join quantum mechanics and Einsteins theory of relativity !!
Fantastic. I love physics, but this is a great presentation--not overly technical, but utterly mind-boggling. If you're interested at all in good explanations of 20th century physics (relativity & quantum mechanics) and the wild places modern physics (string & m-theory) might be going, this is a terrific book.
Outstanding and mind boggling, particularly at the end when discussing where physics is headed. Very well read and, as with Greene's other book "The Elegent Universe", full of non-technical analogies to make the incomprehensible concepts of modern physics more approachable. I bought the book because the abridged version was too short for me. Highly recommended, though get the unabridged version.
This is one to listen to again and again. The pace is slow enough for a beginner like me but it covers a lot of ground . . . I mean . . . space, so I often had to repeat sections to gain a better understanding. The examples are easy to grasp even if the exact nature of the question is a bit more complex. You'll find yourself viewing the world and your place in it a tad bit differently than before you immersed yourself in this book.
Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University.