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Letters from an Astrophysicist

Written by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson,Vikas Adam,Piper Goodeve,Allyson Johnson,Nick Sullivan,Gabriel Vaughan,Brandon Rubin,Neil Hellegers,Gabra Zackman,Kevin R. Free,Victor Bevine,Lauren Fortgang
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by unveiling his candid correspondence with people across the globe who have sought him out in search of answers. In this hand-picked collection of 100 letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator.  

Tyson’s 2017 best seller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry offered more than one million readers an insightful and accessible understanding of the universe. Now, revealing Tyson’s most candid and heartfelt writing yet, Letters from an Astrophysicist introduces us to a newly personal dimension of Tyson’s quest to understand our place in the cosmos. 

The full list of narrators includes Victor Bevine, Gabriel Vaughan, Lauren Fortgang, Neil Hellegers, Kevin Free, Vikas Adam, Nick Sullivan, Gabra Zackman, Allyson Johnson, Brandon Rubin, and Piper Goodeve.

©2019 Neil deGrasse Tyson (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Terrific

Mr. deGrasse Tyson has a wonderful speaking voice, so easy to listen to his letters. Found the book funny, insightful, informative and thought-provoking. Will read/listen to more of his books.

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Not what I expected

I found that, although there were key moments of factual and educational relevance, the publication seemed more argumentative than helpful in understanding elements discussed and unfortunately Dr Tyson came across as a smug and self righteous entertainer than an educator

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Beyond the star!

The letters are a fascinating mixture of those who want to learn and those who have learned with a small bit of those who choose neither and gripe! Well read and performed. I recommend!

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Very enjoyable @ all levels

Initially, not exactly, knowing what to expect, I ended up really enjoying all aspects of this audiobook.

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Stretching intelligent knowledge

I have enjoyed this book for its realisim. I like picking up entelexual information from Neil deGrasse Tyson Startalk, books and video.

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Exceptional Wisdom

Niel DeGrasse Tyson never fails to impress, but this wonderful cast really brings the letters to life.

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Great read

I really enjoyed this book because it had so many great stories and lessons to be learned. He is a really great author and narrator. It had the whole range of stories funny, sad, thoughtful. Just fantastic really!

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