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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (118 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Wouk Narrator: Bob Walter Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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“More years ago than I care to reckon up, I met Richard Feynman.”

So begins The Language God Talks, Herman Wouk’s gem on navigating the divide between science and religion. In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the twentieth century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture. He relates wonderful conversations he’s had with scientists such as Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Freeman Dyson, and Steven Weinberg, and brings to life such pivotal moments as the 1969 moon landing and the Challenger disaster.

Brilliantly written, The Language God Talks is a scintillating and lively investigation and a worthy addition to the world of literature.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wouk’s questions are pure, his exploration heartfelt, and his remarkable lifetime of experience couldn’t be more relevant or necessary.”

    Jonathan Safran Foer, New York Times bestselling author

  • “In this book, as in his previous ones, whenever Herman Wouk speaks of God it is always with both exquisite curiosity and warmth.”

    Elie Wiesel, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Extraordinary. Wouk’s recounting of conversations with Richard Feynman is not to be missed.”

    Stanley B. Prusiner, Nobel Laureate

  • “At age ninety-four, Wouk embarks on an autobiographical journey through his monumental writings, people he has met in his life, world events, and books he has read (including the Talmud) to weave a testament of faith…This book will interest any person of faith who has followed Wouk’s storied career and read his fiction.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As engaging as his megaselling historical novels…Hard not to like.”


  • “With ease and intensity, Wouk leads us deep into the shadows between religion and science and shows us they are not separate mountains but one luminous, interconnected landscape. And yet, like the best of guides, he urges us to see and discover with our own eyes. A stunning rumination on life’s important questions by a masterful storyteller.”

    Marisha Pessl, author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics

  • “In a crowded book market filled with self-serving and redundant theories about humankind’s place in the grand scheme, it is rare to encounter an original, honest, charming voice. Such is the case with Wouk’s latest work…Wouk’s humility, humor, and insight make the book a joy to read and a wonder to contemplate…Authentic, accessible prose mixed with real insight.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/3/2014

    " Wouk tries to do too much. he talks about his fiction writing, his conversation with scientists and his personal experiences. it gets all muddled up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark | 8/7/2013

    " This book, which is centered on encounters between the author and Richard Feynman, meanders a bit, but it all comes together in the end. An enjoyable book and a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Judy Chessin | 7/17/2013

    " For me the best part was still the Aaron Jastrow sermon from War and Remembrance included at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jon-Erik | 6/27/2013

    " I live Wouk, but this short book was mostly meatless. "

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