Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Biography

Narrated by: Dean Eby
Length: 33 mins
Categories: Biographies & Memoirs
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City. The center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, where Tyson founded the Department of Astrophysics in 1997 and has been a research associate in the department since 2003. Born and raised in New York City, Tyson became interested in astronomy at the age of nine after a visit to the Hayden Planetarium. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science, where he was editor-in-chief of the Physical Science Journal, he completed a bachelor's degree in physics at Harvard University in 1980. After receiving a master's degree in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin in 1983, he earned his master's (1989) and doctorate (1991) in astrophysics at Columbia University. For the next three years, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. In 1994, he joined the Hayden Planetarium as a staff scientist and the Princeton faculty as a visiting research scientist and lecturer. In 1996, he became director of the planetarium and oversaw its $210-million reconstruction project, which was completed in 2000. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson wrote monthly essays in the "Universe" column for Natural History magazine, some of which were published in his book Death by Black Hole (2007). During the same period, he wrote a monthly column in Star Date magazine, answering questions about the universe under the pen name "Merlin." Material from the column appeared in his books Merlin's Tour of the Universe (1998) and Just Visiting This Planet (1998). Tyson served on a 2001 government commission on the future of the U.S. aerospace industry, and on the 2004 Moon, Mars and Beyond commission. He was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in the same year.

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  • 12-26-17

Neil DE Grasse Tyson in bullet point

This is a brief listing of accomplishments, facts and events, in the life and career of Neil deGrasse Tyson. While not a comprehensive look into the mind and personality of this Modern science media icon, it does lay out a general overview of the man's activities and interests.

The narrator, while not possesing a narrator's typically rich voice, does a sufficient job of delivering the material and a non distracting way.

Was given this audio book for free in exchange for this unbiased review.

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  • 01-22-18

A Biography


:-) In case the title doesn't give it away, this is a short biography about astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson. It outlines his humble roots and lingers on the accomplishments made as an adult. While I have no interest in science, I do enjoy biographies.

Dean Eby has a great voice and made the material interesting.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for leaving an unbiased review.

If you found my review helpful in your decision about this book, would you please select "helpful" directly below this review? I also invite you to follow me on Audible. Thank you so much.

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Good but short

It started out great but ended too quickly some fun details and we wanted more

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Great info about him.

It was a great story and the performance was okay. The facts were great and I have listened to the story twice now. I really enjoyed the book.

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like listening to a high school biography report

it was not bad. if i had been the teacher who assigned the homework id give an A but its not really Audible worthy.

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Straight forward and to the point

A list of his achievements but mostly a book that sounds like a resume sheet. He lived a very interesting life and so far looks to win many more awards

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Neil deGrasse tyson

This is a very short bio of a man that needs a much deeper look.We get a bit of his family information,other jobs and tv spots.Dean Eby was an ok narrator,especially if this is meant for children.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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An interesting look at Neils background

I enjoyed this book for what it was, and even learned a few new tidbits about Tyson. It even had me laughing at one point which I didn't expect from such a short biography. All in all highly recommend the book if your curious.

I received this book in return for a honest and fair review.

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Great!

Fantastic, quick bio of an incredible man. Great narration. I learned a lot!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. The fact that I was gifted this book had no influence over my opinion of it

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I want to know more.

I am voluntarily reviewing the audiobook.

This is super informative listen and a very short listen. Everyone knows Neil deGrasse Tyson as this crazy smart and knowledge guy however most people do not realize that he has a sense of humor. They also do not realize that he was a ballroom dancer. I can say that I did not know that as well. This delves into the life of Neil and I enjoyed it. It did not feel as though it was 33 mins long. I learned a lot and I want to know more.

The narrator, Dean Eby, was very good. He did not go to fast nor did he make this audiobook sound as though it was a lecture. I would totally listen to another book narrated by Dean Eby.