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StarTalk

By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrated by: Luzma Ortiz,Kevin R. Free,Lauren Fortgang,Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Summary

For decades, beloved astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm that resonates with fans everywhere. This pioneering, provocative audiobook brings together the best of StarTalk, his beloved podcast and television show devoted to solving the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. Filled with brilliant sidebars and unforgettable quotes from Tyson and his brilliant cohort of science and entertainment luminaries, StarTalk will help answer all of your most pressing questions about our world—from how the brain works to the physics of comic book superheroes. Fun, smart, and laugh-out-loud funny, this audiobook is the perfect guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the universe—and beyond.

©2016 by Curved Light Productions, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction of the whole or any part of the contents without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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not your usual NdeG Tyson book. enjoyable in parts. little new content. wouldn't recommend if expecting fresh information.

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Nearly there but just doesn’t hit it

If you haven’t listened to hes podcast “startalk” then this is perfect to see what it’s like.
Feels like Iv heard the same quotes from different stories dropped in here and there

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  • DIY Farmer
  • 21-09-22

Nothing new

Nothing new is really discussed in the book. It has a wide range of topics that is interesting however without a good frame work.

Multiple times throughout the audiobook parts of chapters are repeated. Meaning you will listen to a 5 min segment to listen to the same 5 minutes again.

Happened 4-6 times throughout.

And somehow in book about stars and astrophysics there is an entire chapter on gender and transgender.

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  • Paul W.
  • 20-09-22

Very political

They spend a lot of time on global warming. What bothers me more is Neil has to give his spin on God and Jesus. If he doesn’t believe in God or Jesus that is fine. Why do people try so hard to change someone else’s belief. You know a lot of people that believe in Jesus do a lot of good. Also a lot of people that don’t do a lot of good. God gives people in bad situations hope. They should talk about stuff that can be proven. I am trying to understand why they so badly want to change peoples view on God. If Neil and Bill Nye would redirect the time they spend trying to convince people there is no God think of the real problems they could solve. I wanted to listen to a book about the cosmos and not ideology.

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  • G. Myers
  • 16-09-22

Quirky and not interesting

Book is presented in a quirky manner - just a long long series of quotes, many silly, from a lot of people, many of whom are not experts. Also information presented is very basic.

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  • SoCalMami
  • 14-09-22

Super Fun Audiobook! Great Narration!

I loved listening to this fun and educational audiobook! I learned so many fun facts about not only Space and astronomy, but animals, humans, and the world in general. This was a great listen for the whole family with only a few minor sections that were a bit mature for my 9 year old to hear (sex related facts), but had enough warning to have them leave the room or cover their ears. The narration was really great! Easy-to-listen-to voices and easy to follow with great story telling and acting. Seriously, a great listen. Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-09-22

Very entertaining, jam packed with informatio

This is an interesting and fun book. It seems to have been created for a wide audience so It should not go over your head. I do question some of the references used in the book.

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  • Victor
  • 27-09-22

Scattered pockets of information

I think this book jumps around to much. They spend a bunch of time on silly things and glance over highly complex topics a little too fast for me. It's entertaining enough but wouldn't read if you're looking for real answers to cosmoly questions...