Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Version: Unabridged
Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Science & Technology
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2017
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 41 minutes
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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 mindexpanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and bestselling 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. While waiting for your morning coffee to brew, or while waiting for the bus, the train, or the plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

Reviews (6)


Written by Mike M on November 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Great book

Written by M Niscoveanu on October 15th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved the narration, really great book, loved the idea that life could’ve started on mars then seeded on earth, loved the ego diminishing part at the end. Not my usual reading, but absolutely worthy of stepping out of my comfort zone.


Written by richard s on September 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I actually thought it was an excellent book but way too short to explain what Astrophysics is all about. Narration was excellent. To go through such intense information, 10 chapters lasting a total of three hours is just too brief. I truly enjoy NDT but this could have easily been another 10 hours of explaining what it was he was talking about. I did enjoy though!

Written by Nick C on August 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

NDT for President!!!! Great book for a beginner, he does a great job of adding perspective.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Written by Phil S on July 6th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Amazing book.

Written by Dan S on June 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Fascinating read. Could have done without a few unnecessary curse words (that's the reason for the 4 stars) but other than that a fantastic book. This information really supports my belief in a Creator.

Author Details

Author Details

Tyson, Neil DeGrasse

Neil D. Tyson is research scientist in astrophysics at Princeton University and Curator of Astronomy, Hayden Planetarium, American Museum of Natural History. A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science in New York City, Dr. Tyson received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia. He is author of the question-and-answer book "Merlin's Tour of the Universe," published by Columbia University Press