• by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
  • Narrated by Kevin Kenerly
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A thrilling and accessible tour of the cosmos
Our true origins are not just human, or even terrestrial, but in fact cosmic. Drawing on scientific breakthroughs and the current cross-pollination among geology, biology, astrophysics, and cosmology, 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.


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Neil deGrasse Tyson's "Origins" is an adventure that begins during the earliest moment of our universe, and is written for the common person who desires a basic understanding of astrophysics. You'll learn about subatomic particles, black holes, revolutionary physicists, all in a manner that is clear and easy to understand. I strongly recommend purchasing the paperback as well, as I reread many chapters many times over, and being able to see specific terminology aids greatly. The audiobook is also read fairly quickly, as others have mentioned, increasing the need for the physical book for clearer understanding. I strongly recommend this book to anyone and everyone who wishes to learn the history and secrets of our cosmos.
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- Max

Terrible narrator - I got a refund

Would you try another book from Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith and/or Kevin Kenerly?

I would have LOVED to have listened to this book, but after 30 minutes of Kevin Kenerly's narration I turned it off and requested a refund.

What other book might you compare Origins to and why?

Any other book with an overzealous narration which lilts and sings and makes you turn off.

How could the performance have been better?

The lead author to have narrated.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The author.

Any additional comments?

Why this narration?!?! How sad!

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- Daniel Skehan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.