From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Sean Carroll, Author, Erik Synnestvetd, Read by
Sean Carroll, read by Erik Synnestvedt, Tantor Media, unabridged, 13 CDs, 16.5 hours, $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1565-5
Reviewed on: 05/03/2010
Release date: 02/01/2010
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Carroll explains the scientific studies of time in an accessible text for the lay reader, but one that proves prohibitively confusing for the lay listener. Sentences are stuffed with important, sometimes esoteric information that takes going over several times, making the listening choppy. And those prone to occasionally tune out for a sentence here or there will find it nearly impossible to follow. Erik Synnestvedt also hinders the production; though he reads in a clear and easy-to-follow voice, he never establishes a significant pattern of emphasis to guide listeners through the more technical and nuanced prose. His soft and rhythmic voice is slightly soporific and does little in helping the listener concentrate. A Dutton hardcover (Reviews, Nov. 2). (Feb.)