George

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 319 ratings

George's Secret Key to the Universe Publisher's Summary

Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter, Lucy, explain the universe to listeners of all ages.

George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos' help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos? George, Annie, and Eric aren't about to find out, and what ensues is a funny adventure that clearly explains the mysteries of science.

©2007 Lucy Hawking (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • George's Secret Key to the Universe

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Hugh Dancy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos' help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My girls LOVED this book

    • By David on 10-03-13

    Regular price: $23.93

    • George's Secret Key to the Universe

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: James Goode
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Take a roller-coaster ride through the vastness of space! In the midst of an exciting adventure, discover the mysteries of physics, science, and the universe along with George and his new friends next door, the scientist Eric and his daughter, Annie, as well as a super-intelligent computer called Cosmos. The computer can take them to the edge of a black hole and back again. Or can it? And who else would like to get their hands on Cosmos?

    Regular price: $19.19

  • Book 2

    • George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

    • By: Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: Hugh Dancy
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    George's best friend, Annie, needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project -- and it's all going wrong. A robot has landed on Mars but is behaving very oddly. And now Annie has discovered something weird on her dad's supercomputer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Star Struck

    • By Cyndi on 09-23-10

    Regular price: $23.93

    • George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: James Goode, Lucy Hawking
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    SENDER ID: UNKNOWN MESSAGE LOCATION: EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL Can George solve the cosmic clues that lead him into space and on a fabulous treasure hunt across the galaxy? He and his friend Annie are determined to try - or planet Earth could be destroyed! A terrific adventure story PACKED with drama and excitement. AND there are loads of REAL FACTS about space and the cosmos. From LUCY HAWKING and PROFESSOR STEPHEN HAWKING, the most famous science genius in the Universe!

    Regular price: $19.19

  • Book 3

    • George and the Big Bang

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: James Goode
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who demand his parents’ attention. His beloved pig, Freddy, has been exiled to a farm, where he’s miserable. And worst of all, his best friend, Annie, has made a new friend whom she seems to like more than George. So George jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland that seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot, and a group of evildoers is planning to sabotage the experiment. Can George repair his friendship with Annie and piece together the clues before Eric’s experiment is destroyed forever?

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way less enjoyable than prior two

    • By staples on 05-28-14

    Regular price: $16.96

    • George and the Big Bang

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: James Goode
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Eric is involved with a big experiment in Switzerland, looking to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But, there is a group of people who don't think this experiment should go ahead and are planning to sabotage the Grand Switch-on. Will they suceed? Whose side is Reeper on this time? And why does he want to speak to Annie and George so desperately?

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 4

    • George and the Unbreakable Code

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    George and his best friend, Annie, haven't had any space adventures for a while, and they're missing the excitement. But not for long, because seriously strange things have started happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets aren't able to charge for their produce, so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. And no one knows why.

    Regular price: $17.00

    • George and the Unbreakable Code

    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    George and his best friend, Annie, haven't had any space adventures for a while, and they're missing the excitement. But not for long.... Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can't charge for their produce, so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked. George and Annie will travel further into space than ever before in order to find out who is behind it.

    Regular price: $21.31

  • Book 5

    • George and the Blue Moon

    • George's Secret Key to the Universe, Book 5
    • By: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    George and his best friend, Annie, have been selected as junior astronauts - part of a programme that trains up young people for a trip to Mars in the future. This is everything they've ever wanted - they get to be a part of up-to-the-minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in our skies.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • George and the Blue Moon

    • By: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    George and his best friend, Annie, have been selected as junior astronauts for a program that trains young people for a future trip to Mars. This is everything they've ever wanted - and now they get to be a part of up-to-the minute space discoveries and meet a bunch of new friends who are as fascinated by the universe as they are. But when they arrive at space camp, George and Annie quickly learn that strange things are happening - on Earth as well as up in the skies.

    Regular price: $17.00

  • Book 6

    • George and the Ship of Time

    • By: Lucy Hawking
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan, Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of George and the Ship of Time by Lucy Hawking, read by Roy McMillan and Sophie Aldred. When George finds a way to escape the spacecraft Artemis, where he has been trapped, he is overjoyed. Surely now he can return to Earth. But when George touches down, he knows immediately that something is wrong. There’s a barren wasteland where his home town used to be, intelligent robots roam the streets and no one will talk to George about the Earth that he used to know. With the help of an unexpected new friend, can George find out what - or who - is behind this terrible new world before it’s too late?

    Regular price: $21.81