Blasphemy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Douglas Preston

Narrated By: Scott Sowers

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2008

Duration: 13 hours 49 minutes

Summary:

In Douglas Preston's Blasphemy, the world's biggest supercollider, locked in an Arizona mountain, was built to unlock the secrets of the very moment of creation: the Big Bang itself. The Torus is the most expensive machine ever created by humankind, run by the world's most powerful supercomputer. It is the brainchild of Nobel Laureate William North Hazelius. Will the Torus divulge the mysteries of the creation of the universe? Or will it, as some predict, suck the earth into a mini black hole? Or is the Torus a Satanic attempt, as a powerful televangelist decries, to challenge God Almighty on the very throne of heaven?

Twelve scientists under the leadership of a famed Nobel Laureate are sent to the remote mountain to turn it on...And what they discover must be hidden from the world at all costs. Wyman Ford, ex-monk and CIA operative, is tapped to wrest from the team their secret, a secret that will either destroy the world-or save it. The countdown begins...

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  • John G

    Really enjoyed this one......well written and read. More than once I stayed in the car waiting for the chapter to finish AFTER I reached my destination. Really well done.

  • Angie Teal

    This was a highly unbelievable story about crazy christians against equally crazy scientist. The storyline was full of impossible scenarios ( a 40 million dollar government machine complex with one security officer and no guards ). Could some highly skeptical scientists abandon their skepticism and analytical research to blindly follow their charismatic leader/sci-fi guru? It made me sick to my stomach having to listen to the preaching/ quoting scripture/logic on both sides of the camp. Comically the only sympathetic characters were the navajo, and Wyman Ford. With the others book characters I didn't care if they lived or died, as a matter of fact I almost wished them dead by the end of the book. What I liked about the book was the description of the corrupt political lobbyists and televangical preachers (yikes!) . Also the voice-over of one of the main characters (Hazelius) was very annoying.