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The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far Audiobook

The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far: Why Are We Here?

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Internationally renowned, award-winning theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author of A Universe from Nothing, and passionate advocate for reason, Lawrence Krauss tells the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality - a grand poetic vision of nature - and how we find our place within it.

In the beginning there was light.

But more than this, there was gravity.

After that, all hell broke loose...In A Universe from Nothing, Krauss revealed how our entire universe could arise from nothing. Now, he reveals what that something - reality - is. And, reality is not what we think or sense - it's weird, wild, and counterintuitive; it's hidden beneath everyday experience; and its inner workings seem even stranger than the idea that something can come from nothing.

In a landmark, unprecedented work of scientific history, Krauss leads us to the furthest reaches of space and time, to scales so small they are invisible to microscopes, to the birth and rebirth of light, and into the natural forces that govern our existence. His unique blend of rigorous research and engaging storytelling invites us into the lives and minds of the remarkable, creative scientists who have helped to unravel the unexpected fabric of reality - with reason rather than superstition and dogma. Krauss has himself been an active participant in this effort, and he knows many of them well. The Greatest Story challenges us to re-envision ourselves and our place within the universe, as it appears that "God" does play dice with the universe. In the incisive style of his scintillating essays for The New Yorker, Krauss celebrates the greatest intellectual adventure ever undertaken - to understand why we are here in a universe where fact is stranger than fiction.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Lawrence Krauss (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Andrew 18/04/2017
    Andrew 18/04/2017
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    "Truly the Greatest story ever told so far"
    Would you listen to The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far again? Why?

    Yes. Lawrence is so passionate at trying to teach or help people understand science, and his enthusiasm just doesn't seem to wane. Also his subtle and not so subtle digs at those who think they know about the universe but really do not. Such an expansive and up to date view of the nature of all things as humanity knows it to be. Its a must read for anyone interested in the natural world and the universe.


    What about Lawrence Krauss’s performance did you like?

    His love of the journey of science and discovery and of the true nature of the universe comes across. He removes the smoke and mirrors that clouds the understanding of those who care to see or want to know.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the title.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the follow up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jim 15/08/2017
    Jim 15/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A text book account"

    This is a highly technical account of a whole lot of scientific theory only really suitable for lecture material.

    Not complete in its content and barely eligible for the book title used.

    I am sure that it is all very clever but the Bible is a much better read even for an atheist like me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Bates 02/08/2017
    Jon Bates 02/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book!"

    Pretty high level, which is good for non-physicists! Enjoyed this book, and it's a good length.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stevo 27/07/2017
    Stevo 27/07/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Complex particle physics content."

    Lawrence clearly has wonderful passion for the subject matter. I would however suggest a background in particle physics would assist the listener in truly appreciating the content. It was ultimately above my understanding which unfortunately (for me) limited my enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mank
    California
    2/04/17
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    "Good grief! The narrator is just fine."

    It's Krauss. I would rather hear him speak than anyone else. It's like attending one of his lectures.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Albert Sjoberg (PA)
    4/04/17
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    "Wonderful read/listen."

    I was concerned that this sort of book may not be suited to an audible book because of continued references to figures and images from the printed version.
    To make this a little less jarring, and confusing a PDF file is supplied with the requisite images.
    If you are going to listen while driving, please take a long hard look at the images so that you can bring them to mind when mentioned in the book.

    I will need to listen through again, as there is a lot that I do not yet understand.

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy G
    24/03/17
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    "Entertaining and awe-inspiring"

    Wonderfully entertaining. Might need to read some sections more than once, but generally very graspable and absolutely worth the time.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Brett A. White
    Puget Sound, Washington
    22/05/17
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    "Fascinating stuff, but..."

    I've loved Krauss' writing in the past and this book is no exception. He does a pretty good job of covering a lot of reasonably complex ideas in a relatively short fashion and provides practical meaning to otherwise esoteric concepts. His narration is equally terrific. That said, for myself personally, while he made the subject accessible, I nevertheless found listening to this book a bit more challenging than usual, as I had to construct mental frames of reference to consider movement, spin and energies from whole cloth rather than be able to refer to the valuable diagrams and illustrations found in the book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jan D. Leslie
    salem,nh usa
    14/05/17
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    "krauss is awesome"

    Really enjoy the way he brings the story of quantum mechanics from its beginnings to its current frontiers.
    Referring to illustrations in the attached PDF wasn't that helpful. But only because i couldn't reffer to them whils i am driving.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Regan
    30/03/17
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    "A Human Journey Through Knowledge"
    What made the experience of listening to The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far the most enjoyable?

    Hearing the journey humanity went through to learn about physics what we know today, the people involved, the trials and tribulations, is incredibly interesting to hear and also a celebration of what humans are capable of. You learn quite a bit about physics, however, prepare for a lot of dense explanations on quantum mechanics, which is the vast majority of the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The triumph of the human mind in science and a relatable and understandable explanation of a large swath of physics.


    What aspect of Lawrence Krauss’s performance would you have changed?

    If Lawrence could stop speaking through his sinus, that would have made this a whole heck of a lot better and bearable to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. I couldn't stop it playing.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Peregrine Family
    4/06/17
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    "Too heady for audio."

    Books with challenging material should be read, not listened to. I will purchase the print version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • AUBREY BRICE MCCARTER
    23/05/17
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    "Not for me."

    The title was interesting, so I thought I would give it a try. I am no master of science by any means, and this book definitely requires a good understanding of science and the forces at play when it comes to particles to follow along.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jasvir
    9/05/17
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    "" Not Physics for Dummies ""

    This is a fantastic book and not dumbed down for your average reader. It's extremely challenging and makes you want to research all the different aspects of current physics. Another fantastic book from Lawrence Krauss

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • lolers
    28/03/17
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    "thanks larry"

    larry is one of my favorite people to listen to on youtube. his passion and confrontational manner and his desire to slap you in the face and scream WAKY WAKY is pure joy to my ears.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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  • Chris
    Littleborough, United Kingdom
    6/04/17
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    "it's basically a brief history of science"

    ok and worth a read, but there isn't really anything new here if you already have a interest in science and read around. there are no big ideas or new perspectives that make you go wow. For me, there are too many science facts and not enough philosophical musings about what is really happening.
    I preferred his excellent book 'Atom'

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    31/05/17
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    "A passionate story on the history of science"

    Fantastic listen wonderfully read by Lawrence, At times I felt I should have my note book out, as some of the concepts needed to be understood to get the whole picture, def a book I will have to listen to again to understand the deeper science of particle physics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bob
    liverpool
    2/05/17
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    "Esoteric!"

    Needs more than a once over but I do love Mr krauss and delivery excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leigh-Anne
    19/04/17
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    "good but you need to listen multiple times"

    this was such a nice history of science that we have discovered at the moment. however it can be hard to understand due to the complex nature of nature.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    12/04/17
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    "Not inspiring"

    Little personality. I think I was dissatisfied because I expected more from the author. As he's a public communicator the book lacks hooks or images to get me interested.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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