• The Greatest Story Ever Told - So Far

  • Why Are We Here?
  • By: Lawrence M. Krauss
  • Narrated by: Lawrence Krauss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 21-03-2017
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (81 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 18-04-2017

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.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jon Bates on 02-08-2017

Great book!

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

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5 out of 5 stars
By Albert Sjoberg (PA) on 04-04-2017

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.

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73 of 76 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Jasvir on 09-05-2017

" 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

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29 of 30 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ionut Bajescu on 13-01-2018

The references to "the PDF" are extremely annoying

If I was able to look at a PDF, I wouldn't be listening to an audiobook! People listen to audio books while driving, cycling, working out etc exactly because they can't read a PDF while doing it - yet this book keeps referencing a PDF every 5 minutes, making the listening experience extremely annoying for me.

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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 06-04-2017

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'

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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