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Although I like mathematics and infinity this book did not work in audio very well. A lot of time is spent going over high-school level set theory, and verbally describing Venn diagrams and the interleaving many digit random numbers is pretty uninteresting. The author does not make the personalities compelling and I did not learn a thing from this book. This book is for real beginners, and audio format is not best for this material. The narration is just OK, a little boring and a few flubs.
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The audiobook is well narrated and overall good at outlining the history of thought on infinity since ancient Greeks steadily onward. Unfortunately, many a time the narrator reads long equations which are virtually impossible to reconstruct in the mind’s eye. Surely, some supplementary PDF or accompanying ebook is necessary. In the lack of the former as of this writing, I’d recommend buying the latter, which sets you back ca. 3 dollars in kindle format, it’s worth that. But be aware that there are two entries on Amazon, and for the entire listening I thought that there is only paperback available.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Yes, though I find not finish it.
Any additional comments?
I suspect the written form is an excellent book. The audio starts well, the reader is very listenable to. However as the book progresses there is more and more formal maths in it, which ultimately is highly unsuited to the audio format. How do you read out an equation?I may well get the print version, but I gave up on the audio.
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