Stephen Hawking's My Brief History, narrated by Matthew Brenher, is a concise autobiography by one of the greatest minds in the world of physics. Hawking's style is rather bland, but his life is interesting enough to shine through anyway. I would recommend this book to anyone interesting in Hawking or physics.
Hawking's life is filled with amazing highs and shocking lows - his achievements in astrophysics are set off by his struggle with the ever-worsening effects of ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig Disease. However, Hawking does not dwell on his disability nor does he display any tendency toward self-pity. In fact, he makes a point of doing quite the opposite. He tells his story with a slant toward his true love - physics. While I do not profess to fully understand his work, he is one of the greatest minds in physics ever to live. His description of his work is quite dense and not for the layman, but it is impressive nonetheless.
My Brief History is a very short autobiography that is well worth the two hours it takes to listen to the audiobook. The by Matthew Brehner narration is excellent. Despite the density of Hawking's description of his work, the story is smart and poignant.
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