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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
  • 16-04-2019

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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  • Anna Davila
  • 07-03-2019

Good read for all ages

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

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  • Jeramie J Curtice
  • 13-10-2020

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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  • Kurtis Richards
  • 16-08-2020

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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  • Melissa Dallas
  • 02-04-2020

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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  • Courtney C.
  • 06-11-2020

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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  • PineappleSquid
  • 20-09-2020

This was great!

I learned so much, and had fun listening! I didn’t think that was possible. I also loved the reader’s voice. It was so soothing. If you are reading this review, I recommend you to get this book! -PineappleSquuid

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  • Anette
  • 18-09-2020

Loved it!

Loved it!! Always nice to hear LeVar Burton, especially since I'm a huge fan of his podcast and I'm currently on my umpteenth rewatch of Star Trek TNG.

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  • Gregory Beacham
  • 13-02-2020

Awesome For The Family!

I enjoyed listening to this with my kids. Very interesting and Levar of course- fantastic!

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  • Ronny
  • 24-12-2019

Awesome!! Awesome!!! and Awesome!!!!!

I enjoyed every page of this book. It was very educationa and the narration a treat.

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