Extended Audio Sample

Download A Brief History of Time Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample A Brief History of Time (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Stephen Hawking
4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Hawking Narrator: Michael Jackson Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 5 votes

This landmark book is for those of us who prefer words to equations; this is the story of the ultimate quest for knowledge, the ongoing search for the secrets at the heart of time and space. Its author, Stephen W. Hawking, is arguably the greatest mind since Einstein. From the vantage point of the wheelchair, where he has spent the last 20 years trapped by Lou Gehrig's disease, Professor Hawking has transformed our view of the universe. A Brief History of Time is Hawking's classic introduction to today's most important scientific ideas about the cosmos. It is read here by the Emmy Award-winning host of The Michael Jackson Show on KABC-TV.

Download and start listening now!

BK_DOVE_000221

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 2/16/2014

    " I have to admit, there was much of this book-- a dumbed down/ popular overview of theoretical physics-- that I simply could not wrap my mind around, but it is well organized and certainly spurred my imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akum | 2/12/2014

    " It's really a moving story specially picturing the Universe around us... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 2/6/2014

    " This book took a lot of work to read. Don't get me wrong -- I love science. I am a scientist and I understand what Hawking is trying to explain but (and this is a big but) sometimes the book read smoothly and other times, well, other times were uneven. That is its fatal flaw -- the unevenness. If you look past that, it is a decent read. Overall, I am a nerd at heart so it worked for me and I learned a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amgad Muhammad | 2/5/2014

    " Forget about the physics they taught you in college, a great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 erik d aker | 1/25/2014

    " one to read again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/16/2014

    " Hawking describes for the nonscientist some of the major areas of study in cosmology, such as the nature of time, the Big Bang theory and black holes. It is an enjoyable book, but not an easy read. You may find yourself rereading paragraphs multiple times to reflect on unfamiliar concepts. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the big problems in physics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sven Davison | 1/16/2014

    " I loved the subject of Physics in high school and college, my favorite aspect was quantum physics and Mr. Hawking puts it all in a concise and understandable package. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 محمد الهاشمي | 1/7/2014

    " Simplified but scientifically legit and interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather De armas | 12/23/2013

    " I loved and followed his thinking and excitement of the universe and our place in it until just after black hole. Them he lost me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 12/10/2013

    " This was the first time I began to understand the concept of relativity, that time is elastic, and why Einstein was considered such a mind blowing genius. Hawking is pretty bright, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 12/9/2013

    " Good start in learning the wonders of our universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kacie | 11/23/2013

    " Five stars because it was really interesting and I learned a lot. However, I don't think that I'm going to read it again. It is definitely worth at least one reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Pandes | 11/12/2013

    " A great read! Very informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anya | 3/25/2013

    " Read for a book group once upon a time. Fascinating to read of other's fascinations. The man, Stephen Hawking, fascinated me for a time. His life and journey and aptitude for assimilating the universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Subhani | 3/6/2013

    " A book every physicist must read, as well as none physicists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystn Keller | 1/17/2012

    " I have no idea if this book is good or not. I read it for astronomy and my professor reiterated through every step of the way. So, from what I understood of it, I liked it. The explaination of the big bang theory was enlightening and astounding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rajasekar | 1/10/2012

    " its a great book.but it will be better if he included some basic equations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Gubler | 9/19/2011

    " Outstanding yet incomplete. Can we really understand time while we are inside of it? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 9/19/2011

    " At the beginning of the book, there were questions presented. These questions were forgotten until the conclusion, as which point they were simply mentioned again, but not answered. That indicates, to me, that the book failed in what it set out to do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 7/30/2011

    " Very enjoyable book. Not overly technical yet Hawking manages to get the physics across to the reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian Eshleman | 7/18/2011

    " Hawking really tried. He used some good analogies, and even humor, to approach complicated concepts. Even with that effort, I don't understand that much more than before I started. If the book wasn't famous and short, I would have given up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 6/5/2011

    " I don't pretend to understand every word, but this is a well-written and interesting explanation of how the universe and microcosm work and how theories of both might be linked. I loved questions like, "Why do we remember the past but not the future?" and "If there is a creator, who made him?" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 5/18/2011

    " Solid intro for the layman to how the universe works. Hard to argue with that! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/14/2011

    " One of the best books I've ever read, somehow Stephen Hawking explains a ridiculously complicated subject in a way that people of normal intelligence can understand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 5/14/2011

    " Clear and succinct without being dismissive or imprecise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ultraban | 5/9/2011

    " Its a common mans guide to the galaxy. Stephen Hawking's genius lies in his ability to turn theoretical physics into a coffee table book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nay | 4/20/2011

    " Good science book about cosmology targeted at layman people. Clear and understandable. It left me with more knowledge of time and universe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 4/18/2011

    " I totally enjoyed this book and his writting. He is amazing to overcome his problems and still go on. I have read this twice and will read it again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 4/16/2011

    " Slightly more understandable than the last book I read, but still, I'm a physics dummy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dtwilder | 4/15/2011

    " I think this book should be read by everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/15/2011

    " It's not fair for me to rate this book because I read it when I was about 13. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is and English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. His ability to make science understandable and compelling was established with his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly ten million copies all over the world. Hugely influential in his field, he has authored or participated in the creation of countless other popular science books, including The Universe in a Nutshell, A Briefer History of Time, On the Shoulders of Giants, and George’s Secret Key to the Universe. He is the current director of research at the Institute for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge.