No. I was expecting to be listening to a guide to particle physics and particularly the significance of the discovery of the Higgs boson...the sort of book that someone like Brian Greene or Michio Kaku would have written...and hopefully rather simpler than one written by Stephen Hawkins. Instead this is a religious take on the Higgs simply because it was facetiously dubbed the God particle. That is not to say that there are not some interesting religious matters dealt with in the book but it is not a book about physics.
It was not particularly well read. The narrator (the author) puts some passion in to it but the reading is careless and he corrects himself quite frequently.There are also one or two serious technical flaws with the recording level.
In just about all ways the audio edition was very good...except for "ze French accent", which I found a little corny. However that is a minor criticism and I thoroughly enjoyed this book overall.
This book is brilliantly written and superbly read....I am enthralled with it and.... much more impressively, so is my rather blase, teenage son!
I can see myself re-reading it almost as soon as I have finished it ...it is so crammed full of information that one read is clearly not enough...It must be the most entertaining science book ever.
I was thoroughly enthralled listening to this untold story of an event that was somewhat overshadowed at the time and which turns out to have been something of a turning point in the radicalization of Islam.
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