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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Humble Pi, written and read by Matt Parker. 

    We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally. 

    Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to listen to tales about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is but how we can use it to our advantage. This comedy of errors is a brilliantly told series of disaster stories with a happy ending.

    ©2019 Matt Parker (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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    • Anonymous User
    • 17/10/2019

    Very enjoyable !

    Very enjoyable book with great story's, both fun and educational. Matt's voice is unmatched.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 18/03/2019

    Loved it

    Great selection of small stories about mistakes being a part of what it means to be a human. I really onjoyed the performance and the math.

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    • Sir
    • 14/03/2019

    The best Mat(t/hs) book this year

    Wanted to give it 3, 1 and 4 stars. But it's just too good. So instead I give it 6.28 stars in each category, rounded to the nearest possible star rating. Great job Mat(t/hs)!

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    • joel
    • 14/12/2019

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    if you've already watched his youtube material you will already have heard most of this.

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    • Bazyli
    • 28/02/2021

    Audiobook is not the best way to read this

    Even though my enjoyment of this book was mixed, I gave this a 4 because I feel it simply does not seem targeted at someone like me, and 3 would be unfair. If you're an engineer, or a programmer, you will likely enjoy parts that are about other fields, however ones from your own are dumbed down for a layperson to understand and their explanations may be quite boring. Aside from that, Matt sometimes goes into excruciating amount of numbers as a joke, but it gets old fast since he does it multiple times in the book. If you're reading a paper copy, you can probably skim the joke, but listening to an audiobook you're exposed to the "joke" for far too long. Also, holding many numbers in your head when listening is simply much harder than if you'd be able to cross reference them visually on paper/e-reader.
    The research and content was solid, but the book could use a bit more editing.
    Matt's reading is good, but his rhythm of speech could be more fluid - he makes a bit too many unnatural pauses when reading, making it painstakingly obvious he is in fact reading. It's not the natural Matt that you hear on his YouTube channel.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 23/04/2020

    Legendary book!

    Such a good book and masterfully read! Please make an audiobook of Things To See And Do In The Fourth Dimension! Please!

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    • David W
    • 20/04/2020

    Started a bit slowly but gets into its stride-

    Started a bit slowly but gets into its stride - has some very interesting examples

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    • Joshua Marcus
    • 10/03/2020

    Light and interesting read

    Some of the stories are only interesting to a certain type of person, but Parker's excitement is infectious.

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    • Cliente Kindle
    • 07/03/2020

    So cool

    loved it. learned a lot. had good laughs.
    became a fan of author work at numberphile, royal institution, and other geeky places.

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    • Anonymous User
    • 24/02/2020

    Mathematical laughs

    if you like funny stories of human mathematical and programming error, and if you'd like those stories told to you in causal manner by a mate. This might be for you.

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    • K.C.
    • 22/07/2019

    Mathematical fun facts!

    I really enjoyed this book, it’s even my very first audiobook. The storytelling is very entertaining and gives a lot of information in an easy and understandable way. If you like to know a few pretty cool fun (and also some rather tragic) facts surrounding math problems - you have found your book! Only thing I’m missing is all the photos and graphs mentioned, would have been nice to get them as a pdf.

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    • pitpat
    • 09/10/2020

    Too much number reading

    Great book and great presentation, had lots of laugs. Only thing to improve would be to not always read the full number, but a rounding instead

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 15/02/2020

    Fun and Educational

    Rating a 9.99999473847277588 out of 10. Initially I was worried because I had seen some of Matt Parkers videos and talks before, but the book was still totally worth to read even if a few bits here and there were repetition. Great job!

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 28/10/2019

    Lustiges Thema gut aufbereitet

    Der Sprecher erklärt die zusammenhänge sehr gut, so dass kein Mathematische Verständnis vorausgesetzt ist. Betonung und Sprache ist auch sehr angenehm.

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    • D. A
    • 23/10/2019

    Good entertainment

    It’s a very interesting book! I really enjoyed it. The author is really enthusiastic about it and it shows. The only downside is that now I am overly conscious every time I crossed a bridge.

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    • Maurice W.
    • 03/05/2019

    Dchönes Buch, leider ohne die Bilder

    Die Graphen und Bilder des Buches fehlen leider etwas. Ansonsten ein sehr schönes Audiobook. Der Sprecher ist zwar unerfahren aber ok.