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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 23,585
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      5 out of 5 stars 21,152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20,963

    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 - introduction
    • Length: 18 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 594
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 535
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 535

    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 36
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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
    • great short lecture

    • By EmilyK on 03-29-18

    Regular price: $1.37

    • 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 4,705
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,208
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,156

    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

    • 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 803
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 725
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 723

    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 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    [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

    • 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 1,847
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,664
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,658

    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

    • 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 2,309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,085
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,077

    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 3,209
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,273
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,268

    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

    • 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

    • 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 644
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      4 out of 5 stars 603
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 598

    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
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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

    • Cosmos: Possible Worlds

    • By: Ann Druyan, Neil deGrasse Tyson - foreword
    • Narrated by: TBD
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ann Druyan takes listeners on an extraordinary journey through the vast and unexplored realms of Earth and space, past and future, fact and imagination. In coordination with the debut of the second TV season of National Geographic's Cosmos, the book travels through more than 14 billion years of cosmic evolution and into an astonishing future, helping us solve enduring mysteries of our origins and dream of an unimaginable time ahead.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • 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 805
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      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 665

    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

    • Das Universum für Eilige

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Oliver Rohrbeck
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Was ist das Wesen von Raum und Zeit? Wie ordnen wir Menschen uns in das universale Gefüge ein? Steckt das Universum gar in uns? Der gefeierte Astrophysiker Neil deGrasse Tyson gibt dem Hörer einen fabelhaften Leitfaden für diese existenziellen Fragen an die Hand. Mit Witz, Charme und unbändiger Freude erklärt Tyson in leicht verdaulichen Kapiteln das Universum, sodass jeder Hörer für den nächsten Smalltalk gerüstet ist.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Hold On with Eugene Mirman - Season 3 Trailer

    • By: Eugene Mirman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Kyle Kinane, and others
    • Length: 1 min
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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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: Would You be a Space Tourist?

    • With Special Guest Bill Nye
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Richard Branson has formed Virgin Galactic and is now taking reservations aboard the maiden voyage of SpaceShipOne. Would you spend the estimated $200,000 for a 45-minute trip into space? Neil and Lynne also discuss the mechanics of sex in space.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Star Talk Radio: Cosmic Quackery

    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
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    Mark Twain said, "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities? In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination - or perhaps the result of wishful thinking.

    Regular price: $6.99

    • Star Talk Radio: Exciting Times for Science

    • With Special Guest Stephen Colbert
    • By: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Narrated by: Neil deGrasse Tyson
    • Length: 53 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Special guest Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's Colbert Report talks about the joys of being a science geek. Brilliant scientific discoveries and cutting edge technology have transformed our world, yet many people are turned off by science. Where has the excitement for science gone, and how can we get it back? Stephen Colbert developed an interest in science at a young age, and now he shares that fascination by inviting scientists to appear on his show The Colbert Report.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Joshua on 10-06-17

    Regular price: $6.99

    • 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 E. Platt on 08-26-18

    Regular price: $6.99

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