A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes
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Listening Length 6 hours and 57 minutes
Author Stephen Hawking
Narrator John Sackville
Audible.in Release Date 22 September 2016
Publisher Penguin Audio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B079WYVVBT
Best Sellers Rank #151 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Audiobooks & Originals)
#3 in Physics (Audible Audiobooks & Originals)
#3 in Astronomy & Space Science
#17 in Astronomy (Books)

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Reviewed in India on 25 October 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Without a doubt a masterpiece! 👍
By Dimpy on 25 October 2018
"What did God do before he created the universe? Augustine didn’t reply: He was preparing Hell for people who asked such questions. Instead, he said that time was a property of the universe that God created, and that time did not exist before the beginning of the universe."

Stephen Hawking takes us on a journey from the time when the world believed that Earth was the center of the universe and supported on the back of a giant tortoise to our age when we know better. Without the use of any mathematical equation, except the one famous mass energy equivalence relation by Einstein, he has explained the nature of our universe, from the smallest particles which cannot be seen to the biggest entities, the black holes in a simple language.

The manner in which Hawking broke down complex concepts in theoretical physics, along with his adept use of humor, he clearly won over the readers who otherwise might have found themselves intimidated by physics and maths.
I recommend it to all people who are interested in physics and cosmology but hate equations. 😄
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Reviewed in India on 12 January 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing read for those who wonder about our universe!
By Sawita on 12 January 2019
A brief history of time... What a fascinating book! This is probably the first time I read through an entire book where I only understood a fraction of what was explained, due to my limited understanding on the topic. In other circumstances I would have left it incomplete. However with this gem, it made me wonder about various principles I had heard about in high school, and search for some cool videos online explaining them in an easy to understand language.

If you have wondered about the big bang, black holes, elementary particles, general relativity, quantum mechanics, space and time, or the laws of the universe, this book is for you!

This book reminds one of how beautiful, fascinating and intriguing our universe is! I don't think the author could have simplified things any further. I rate the book a 5-star for keeping me engaged, for making me explore concepts I wouldn't have otherwise, and for reminding me of the wonders of the universe.
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Reviewed in India on 24 April 2017
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Reviewed in India on 4 December 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book About Time
By Yasir ty on 4 December 2019
A brief history of time... What a fascinating book! This is probably the first time I read through an entire book where I only understood a fraction of what was explained, due to my limited understanding on the topic. In other circumstances I would have left it incomplete. However with this gem, it made me wonder about various principles I had heard about in high school, and search for some cool videos online explaining them in an easy to understand language.

If you have wondered about the big bang, black holes, elementary particles, general relativity, quantum mechanics, space and time, or the laws of the universe, this book is for you!

This book reminds one of how beautiful, fascinating and intriguing our universe is! I don't think the author could have simplified things any further. I rate the book a 5-star for keeping me engaged, for making me explore concepts I wouldn't have otherwise, and for reminding me of the wonders of the universe.
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Reviewed in India on 19 September 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for a Physics Lover
By Ravi Garlay on 19 September 2018
This book is really a proof that why was Stephen Hawking One of the best Physicist after Albert Einstien ...
I mean it explains the high level concepts in a way that anyone can easily understand ..

You can easily understand the complexity of high level concepts in Easiest way..
If you're a at least +1 student and a physics lover ...This one is for you..
And it adds more interest If you are interested in astrophysics ...This book is a MUST...
And the hardest thing about the book is that you can't put it down...once you start reading it...it makes you understand and inspires you to think,which I find very amazing
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Reviewed in India on 22 July 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gift to all the curious minds.
By Piyush Bilgaiyan on 22 July 2020
A must read to all the curious minds.
SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE WILL TELL YOU IS-
It just not only deals with open enden questions that haunt our minds😁. But also explores scientific temprament.
This is one of few books that accept in writing that "all i belive might be just a fantasy and string theory will be overthrown by future generations".
It shows us a mirror how little we know.
The problem faced by modern day philosophers is also been touched.
My personal favourite chapter is the "arrow of time". Because it teaches us how to make judgements and later how to discard them.
P.S. none of deep knowledge is required in order to appreciate this book.
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Reviewed in India on 15 November 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Brief History Of My Efforts To Understand Physics
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