My Brief History

My Brief History

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Recounts Stephen Hawking's improbable journey, from his postwar London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. Writing with characteristic humility and humor, Hawking opens up about the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of ALS at age 21. Tracing his progress as a thinker, he explains how the prospect of an early death urged him onward through numerous intellectual breakthroughs, and talks about the genesis of his masterpiece A brief history of time.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804164313
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: Brenher, Matthew
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AzDesertDan
May 10, 2017

A delightful look at a disabled person making the best of himself. He speaks of his accomplishments with some self deprecating humor.
The audio version is the way to "read" this book.

AL_BRIDGET Aug 23, 2016

I listened to this audiobook, and it was really enjoyable. It is quite short, but it was a perfect small slice of Hawking's past. The only bit where I drifted was near the end when the discussion of space time loops left me FAR behind. Great if you'd like a quick and interesting listen, with a bit of self-deprecating humor.

JCLMelodyMK Jun 22, 2015

A very interesting view into the life of a genius who overcame a huge physical disability and is an acclaimed cosmologist.
I enjoyed the reader which jumped from a regular to a robotic voice during the reading.

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