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Neil deGrasse Tyson's number-one New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young listeners.

From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly - and with Tyson's characteristic wit, there's a lot of fun thrown in, too.

This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young listeners.

©2019 Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gregoy Mone (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Katie and Nik
  • 2019-04-16

Fantastic and educational

Narrator, a voice you trust, educates, and entertains. An author who is so clever with his words, you forget you are hearing an educational book. This book is a win for parents and a win for young folks.

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  • Jeramie J Curtice
  • 2020-10-13

Well written for anyone to understand

The target audience is clearly for younger children, but it may be a good starter for adults as well who don't like a lot of scientific lingo nor math. I personally like it because it's included in my audible membership. Most of NGT's books need to be purchased or credits available. This book breaks down astrophysics in a very elementary way and the narrator reads it well in a similar style as NGT himself. 5 stars.

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  • Anna Davila
  • 2019-03-07

Good read for all ages

I really liked the book. Easy to follow. The narrator was soothing to listen too.

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  • Scott Kirby
  • 2021-01-28

I Wanted to Love It... But

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one of the best writers, if not the best writer, of science for the layperson. And I have always enjoyed LaVar Burton's work so I had very high hopes. But unfortunately, the best way I can describe the narration is choppy. I could not get past it, so as good as the writing is I found I could not finish this audio production.

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  • Melissa Dallas
  • 2020-04-02

Great for a science kid!

Love Lavar Burton. Love Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Easy listen for kids, I'd say 10 and up.

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  • Ryuko
  • 2021-02-16

Exactly what a young explorer needs

Very informative and great explanations for young individuals and for an adult who may not know any science when it comes to astrophysics

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  • Courtney C.
  • 2020-11-06

Please no

Narrator has the most distracting voice. I’ve listened to NDGT’s original at least 3x; I bought this for my niece and won’t be sharing it with her. Thanks for using female pronouns yet cannot get over weirdest syncopation, beat slam read voice, it needs to go... yikes, let’s pls. have own voice going forward!

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  • Kurtis Richards
  • 2020-08-16

An entertaining introduction to astrophysics!

This book was choc-full of fascinating nuggest of Astronomical goodness entertainingly delivered in an engaging manner which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike!

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  • Alysha Terry
  • 2021-05-26

so much information

There is so much information included in this book for kids. Neil touches on so many topics outside of just astrophysics including many social issues. But not in such a heavy-handed way that people who disagree with him will likely have much of an issue, just enough that the kids reading this will likely pause, take note, and continue on until presented with the issue again at which point they'll already have some insight.

As for the sciencey bits, I'll be recommending this to all the science-minded kidlets I know because this is just a great little book to introduce them to the concepts of astrophysics. It's that starting point that sets them off on their own educational adventures. After all, we know that you learn more readily when it's something that interests you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-12

great book

I liked the simple way everything explained. the vocabulary was easy to understand. I heard it with my son how 13