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  • Asteroid Hunters

  • By: Carrie Nugent
  • Narrated by: Carrie Nugent
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale - an asteroid hitting the Earth - and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how.

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  • By Aaron David on 03-15-17

fascinating, informative, entertaining!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-17

Where does Asteroid Hunters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Asteroid Hunters ranks VERY HIGHLY among the hundreds of books in my Audible library.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It's nonfiction, and not exactly character driven. However the Author quotes some Italian and German scientists from the early 1800's. Dr. Nugent manages to highlight their colorful personalities and they are voiced with some humorous accents. The culmination of the book involves an interview with Dr. Lindley who is the "Director of Planetary Defense." There is a joke about his very cool job title being originally held by Sean Connery as a character in the 1970's movie "Meteor." The joke is furthered by a voice actor who uses a Connery inspired Scottish accent. Hilarious!

What about Carrie Nugent’s performance did you like?

Dr. Nugent's voice, as a writer and reader, is dripping with sincerity. The language and delivery are clear, thoughtful, and generous to the reader and audience. She takes a highly technical subject and makes it accessible to a broad audience without ever talking down to her audience. This book can be enjoyed at any age and form any educational background. Really, the only group of people who might not learn something interesting are probably asteroid scientists themselves, but I imagine they will still enjoy the book as it will give them an opportunity to read about their friends and colleagues:)

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

WE MUST FIND THE ASTEROIDS BEFORE THEY FIND EARTH!

Any additional comments?

This book is shorter than I typically prefer, but rarely have I had such a pleasant experience as a listener. I would recommend this book to anyone curious about the world and its place in our solar system.

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