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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (696 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Alpert Narrator: Adam Grupper Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Columbia University professor David Swift is called to the hospital to comfort his mentor, a physicist who’s been brutally attacked. With his last words, the dying man gives his former pupil a seemingly random string of numbers that could hold the key to Einstein’s last and greatest secret: Einheitliche Feldtheorie. The Theory of Everything. Einstein’s theory—a set of equations that could explain all the forces of nature—would have revolutionized our understanding of the universe. But Einstein never discovered it … or did he?

Within hours, David is arrested by the FBI and taken to a secret interrogation center. But the FBI isn’t the only faction pursuing Einstein’s long-hidden theory. A Russian mercenary wants David to talk, and he’ll do whatever it takes. On the run for his life, David teams up with an old girlfriend, a brilliant Princeton scientist, and frantically tries to piece together Einstein’s final theory to reveal its staggering consequences.We used E=mc2 to build the atom bomb …What could we do with the key to creation?

Seamlessly weaving science, history, and politics with an intriguing love story, Final Theory expertly combines fact with fiction in a heart-pounding, action-packed plot that will have you riveted until its explosive end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A deliciously explosive premise and a breakneck plot.” 

    Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Wow! Einstein would have loved this book. It’s a great thriller, it has a sure feel for politics, and the science is both fun and solid. He always dreamed that he would discover a unified theory that explained all of nature’s forces. Now this book makes the quest come alive.”

    Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Einstein 

  • “Alpert has a rare gift for combining cutting-edge science with an unrelenting pace and edge-of-the-seat action. An impressive debut.” 

    Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author of Rising Phoenix 

  • “A physics-based version of the Da Vinci Code…The work of an expert with a pertinent skill.” 

    New York Times 

  • “The relentless action, including one giant twist and plenty of smaller ones, builds to a pulse-pounding conclusion.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A strikingly sweet-natured yet satisfyingly barbed high-tech, high-stakes adventure.” 

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 2/20/2014

    " This "thriller" moves slow in parts, but moves the plot forward in a compelling and interesting way. Somewhat of an implausible character twist adds to an entertaining denouement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mysteryfan | 2/18/2014

    " It's a nice scientific thriller where the Macguffin is a theory by Einstein with the potential to be the Grand Unifying Theory. I liked it enough to read his second book The Omega Theory, where the Final Theory is used to create a weapon. I learned a lot about the theory that the universe is a giant computer program and we're all information caches. Now I feel bad about clearing my computer cache "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by James Stuart | 2/9/2014

    " Unbelievable characters and action. Just fantasy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Valerie | 2/8/2014

    " I wanted to like this science thriller, but there was no science and very little thriller. "

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