The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Brian Greene

Narrated By: Brian Greene

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2011

Duration: 14 hours 0 minutes


There was a time when “universe” meant all there is. Everything. Yet, in recent years discoveries in physics and cosmology have led a number of scientists to conclude that our universe may be one among many. With crystal-clear prose and inspired use of analogy, Brian Greene shows how a range of different “multiverse” proposals emerges from theories developed to explain the most refined observations of both subatomic particles and the dark depths of space: a multiverse in which you have an infinite number of doppelgängers, each reading this sentence in a distant universe; a multiverse comprising a vast ocean of bubble universes, of which ours is but one; a multiverse that endlessly cycles through time, or one that might be hovering millimeters away yet remains invisible; another in which every possibility allowed by quantum physics is brought to life. Or, perhaps strangest of all, a multiverse made purely of mathematics.

Greene, one of our foremost physicists and science writers, takes us on a captivating exploration of these parallel worlds and reveals how much of reality’s true nature may be deeply hidden within them.


  • Barry Reich

    Fascinating! I enjoyed being introduced to so many different possibilities for reality. I feel that I now have a good understanding (at a high level) of all the work being done in Cosmology.