“Our Mathematical Universe:My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality” By: Max Tegmark 

19395553Our Mathematical Universe:My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
By: Max Tegmark
Narrated by: Rob Shapiro
Length: 15 hrs and 22 mins
Release date: 01-07-14
Publisher: Random House Audio

What does it all mean? This book doesn’t really try to answer that question, but rather leads the listener/reader in the direction of where that answer may be found. Math. The book also demonstrates how mathematicians, physicists and scientists are looking for that answer. I have always been somewhat fond of math, however it gets boring for me after a while, this book however kept all the information interesting. So much so that I would hate when I had to stop listening.

Rob Shapiro delivered the audiobook narration without a flaw. His delivery could have easily drifted in to the boring side of education, but he kept it lively.

Along with the narration by Rob Shapiro the writing by Max Tegmark keeps this book interesting. Just when you start to get lost in theories and such. For the most part Tegmark discusses the Multiverse theory and other bits of Quantam Weirdness, and makes it fun to think about. Now if you are not a math person this may not be for you, but you don’t have to be a physicist or Stephen Hawking to understand let alone have fun with physics. If you are even remotely curious, then jump on this book and enjoy the ride. You will find that many of the theories and ideas discussed may just change your view of reality.

Publisher’s Summary

Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy, and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and groundbreaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories, but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last – this is a book that has already prompted the attention and admiration of some of the most prominent scientists and mathematicians.

©2014 Max Tegmark (P)2013 Random House Audio