The Particle at the End of the Universe

  • by Sean Carroll
  • Narrated by Jonathan Hogan
  • 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It was the universe's most elusive particle, the lynchpin for everything scientists dreamed up to explain how physics works. It had to be found. But projects as big as CERN's Large Hadron Collider don't happen without incredible risks - and occasional skullduggery.
In the definitive account of this landmark event, Sean Carroll reveals the insights, rivalry, and wonder that fuelled the Higgs discovery, and takes us on a riveting and irresistible ride to the very edge of physics today.


What the Critics Say

"Excellent...This book is so hard to put down. That's testament to Carroll, a practising scientist, also being a gifted writer" (New Scientist)
"Vivid...Carroll is particularly skilled at tackling the complexities of particle physics in a readable yet reasonably uncompromising" (Financial Times)


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Amazing science

Sean Carrol tells an inspiring story of particle physics and a search for Higgs boson. I would recommend this book to anyone without scientific background who wants to be inspired by science.

Very good narration makes this book a pleasure to listen. This is an amazing story how we push our boundaries of understanding how universe works.
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- Amazon Customer

A fascinating insight into the history of CERN

If you could sum up The Particle at the End of the Universe in three words, what would they be?

Higgs boson explained

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Particle at the End of the Universe?

This is a factual book this is a silly question.

What about Jonathan Hogan’s performance did you like?

OK but at times he sounded like he had been reading too long and was tired.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Physics enlightens me, does not move me, silly question.

Any additional comments?

Overall it is an excellent listen if you are interested in the story behind the discovery of the Higgs boson. It requires a modicum of understanding of particle physics but most people who are attracted by this subject will be able to understand it.

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- lostindenmark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks