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    • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22,338
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      5 out of 5 stars 20,032
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19,850

    What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book for those new to astrophysics.

    • By TMort on 06-07-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Accessory to War

    • The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Avis Lang
    • Narrated by: Courtney B. Vance, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions", say the authors, because astrophysicists and military planners care about many of the same things: multi-spectral detection, ranging, tracking, imaging, high ground, nuclear fusion, and access to space. Tyson and Lang call it a "curiously complicit" alliance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspiring, educational, patriotic.

    • By Kevin on 09-17-18

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Inexplicable Space

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Scientists have made astounding progress in their grasp of the universe. But what remains to be understood? Investigate some perplexing aspects of space that science has uncovered in the last half-century. Learn about the mysterious trajectory of the Pioneer spacecraft (known as the “Pioneer anomaly”). Explore two of the longest-standing problems in astrophysics: dark matter and dark energy. And even try to map the shape of space-time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and Captivating!

    • By CJ on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Origins

    • Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
    • Narrated by: Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,623
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,617

    Origins explains the soul-stirring leaps in our understanding of the cosmos. From the first image of a galaxy birth to Spirit rover's exploration of Mars, to the discovery of water on one of Jupiter's moons, coauthors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a galvanizing tour of the cosmos with clarity and exuberance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliance!

    • By Max on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Welcome to the Universe

    • An Astrophysical Tour
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, J. Richard Gott
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 769
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 694
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 692

    Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all - from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So many things to learn

    • By lennyankireddi on 04-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Hold On with Eugene Mirman, Season 3

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and others
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    [Contains explicit content] Storytelling aficionado and inquisitive host Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) sits down with special guests and hits “pause” to mine for funny details they might have left out of their true, entertaining, and personal stories. Hilarious tangents, amusing sidebars, and deep digressions abound in this peek at the stories behind the stories.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Neil deGrasse Tyson

    • By: Michael Ian Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In this wide ranging conversation, the world famous astrophysicist, Director of the Hayden Planetarium, television host, author and all around badass talks to Michael about how his early years opened his mind to the universe and laid the path to his future success. In this candid interview, the two discusses how he deals with fame, why he thinks NASA is so important, and how he approaches science deniers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • five stars because I couldn't give six

    • By Kenneth B. Sizer II on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,079

    Everything we now know about the universe - from the behavior of quarks to the birth of galaxies - has come from people who've been willing to ponder the unanswerable. And with the advent of modern science, great minds have turned to testing and experimentation rather than mere thought as a way of grappling with some of the universe's most vexing dilemmas. So what is our latest picture of some of the most inexplicable features of the universe? What still remains to be uncovered and explored by today's scientists?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "The Universe is in us!"

    • By Kristi R. on 01-05-15

    Regular price: $9.95

    • My Favorite Universe

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,051
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

    What forces molded the universe? Are those forces still at work, removing, changing, or adding heavenly bodies even as we gaze upward? Will humanity, and Earth itself, one day be gone? Are we alone? In an era when science journalism is perhaps more thorough and ambitious than ever before, fascinating explorations of questions like these seem available to us almost every day - provided we have a working understanding of the scientific theories on which they're based.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wish there was more

    • By dan on 08-21-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Death by Black Hole

    • And Other Cosmic Quandaries
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Dion Graham
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,253

    Neil deGrasse Tyson has a talent for guiding readers through the mysteries of outer space with stunning clarity and almost childlike enthusiasm. This collection of his essays from Natural History magazine explores a myriad of cosmic topics. Tyson introduces us to the physics of black holes by explaining what would happen to our bodies if we fell into one; he also examines the needless friction between science and religion, and notes Earth's status as "an insignificantly small speck in the cosmos".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great for an introduction to space and astronomy

    • By Charles on 10-01-08

    Regular price: $22.99

    • Space Chronicles

    • Facing the Ultimate Frontier
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 632
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587

    With his signature wit and thought-provoking insights, Neil deGrasse Tyson - one of our foremost thinkers on all things space - illuminates the past, present, and future of space exploration and brilliantly reminds us why NASA matters now as much as ever. As Tyson reveals, exploring the space frontier can profoundly enrich many aspects of our daily lives, from education systems and the economy to national security and morale.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The least helpful review of Space Chronicles.

    • By Joshua Kring on 06-17-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ep. 3: Neil deGrasse Tyson Dances with Fate (Hold On with Eugene Mirman)

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    [Contains explicit content] Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most famous astrophysicist to ever tell a story to Eugene Mirman on a show called Hold On. He's also probably the most famous astrophysicist ever to tell a story to any Eugene for any reason, but it's the story he told THIS Eugene that you'll want to hear. In it, a pre-fame Neil weighs a potential graduate school job. If you were given as many guesses as there are stars in the universe, you probably couldn't guess what that job was!

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Hold On with Eugene Mirman - Season 3 Trailer

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, and others
    • Length: 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Coming soon to Audible! The third season of Hold On with Eugene Mirman features brand new stories from brand new guests. Special guest storytellers include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, Karen Kilgariff, Ira Glass, Sasheer Zamata, Michael Showalter and many more!

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Star Talk Radio: The Science of Star Trek

    • With Special Guest Lawrence Krauss
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The Star Trek TV and movie series imagine a bright future for humans in space, one in which we explore alien worlds with the aid of advanced technology. Because the writers tried to include as much realistic science as possible within the fictional framework, the stories have been an inspiration for students, scientists, inventors, and anyone interested in pondering our destiny on Earth and beyond.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • o.k.

    • By Jeffrey Elliot Platt on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Pluto Files

    • The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Mirron Willis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 798
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      4 out of 5 stars 658
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 660

    In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it's a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, Americans rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Light and Still Revealing Read

    • By Laura on 02-12-09

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Star Talk Radio: The Search for Aliens

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Scientists have been searching for aliens in our solar system and beyond, but have not yet found evidence that life exists beyond Earth. SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, has been scanning the stars for alien radio beacons for 50 years. Radio and TV broadcasts have been leaking from Earth's atmosphere for over a century, and these traveling time capsules could eventually reach a broader audience than ever imagined.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Star Talk Radio: Travels in Time

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Time marches on except in astrophysics. Einstein taught us that time is a coordinate in space, and it's all relative. Learn about the weird physics of our universe that could make time travel possible. Standing in for Lynne Koplitz this week is J. Richard Gott, author of Time Travel in Einstein's Universe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great and Thought Provoking!

    • By m.e. batipps,md on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Star Talk Radio: Telescopes That Rocked Our World

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This year marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the first telescope. On this week's show, we reflect on how telescopes have changed our perception of our place in the universe, how small we are in size, space, and time. Our guests include Dava Sobel, author of The Planets, Vatican Astronomer Father Chris Corbally, and astronaut Paul Richards. We also discuss how they help astronomers discover new and interesting aspects of the universe, from Earth-like planets to supernova, from black holes to the Big Bang.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Neill deGrasse Tyson is always great but...

    • By Craig Walker on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Star Talk Radio: The Anniversary of Apollo 11

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Terence T. "Tom" Henricks former NASA astronaut. A commander of two Space Shuttle missions and pilot of two others, Henricks became the first person to log over 1,000 hours as a Space Shuttle pilot/commander. His four space shuttle missions were STS-44, STS-55, STS-70, and STS-78.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Star Talk Radio: A Universe of Inspiration

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Geometry, physics, and the other sciences describe the world we live in, and artists often play with these properties in their own imaginative investigations. From the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to high-tech computer graphics, Neil and Lynne paint a picture of how science has inspired art through the ages.

    Regular price: $6.99

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