This imaginative audiobook combines science, history, and what might be called speculative biography to create one of this season's most memorable nonfiction titles. Listeners will be helped by having some background in Kant, Borges, and Heisenberg, and in Einstein's theory of relativity. But the general line of the narrative is fairly easy to follow. Narrator David Glass is especially effective in delivering a narrative that requires careful pacing and phrasing. Should Heisenberg have fled Hitler's Germany as so many other scientists did? Would Borges have received the Nobel Prize if he hadn't served in the Perón regime? Like Borges's garden of forking paths, all possibilities exist. D.A.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780593680698 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2023
DD ISBN 9780593680704 $95.00
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