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Letters from an Astrophysicist

Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Astronomy
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Join the galactic conversation on the biggest issues in the universe.

"Don't fear change. Don't fear failure. The only thing to fear is loss of ambition. But if you've got plenty of that, then you have nothing to fear at all." (Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the Hayden Planetarium, and host of Cosmos and StarTalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe.

Every year, he receives thousands of letters – from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder. But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth.

His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing. In this, his most personal book by far, he covers everything from God to the history of science, from aliens to death. He bares his soul – his passions, his doubts, his hopes. The big theme is everywhere: what is our place in the universe?

The result is an awe-inspiring listen and an intimate portal into an incredible mind, which reveals the power of the universe to start conversations and inspire curiosity in all of us.

©2019 Neil deGrasse Tyson (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Lessons,answers and advice

Hello,

I’ve found the book to be touching personal matters, day to day quest of people who have been or going through life asking mr Neil drGrasse Tyson al sorts of questions and advice.

Thank you for sharing I really enjoyed the book.

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Perfect from start to finish.

Entertaining and Educational, humourous and informative. I really enjoyed Neil's reading style as well as the other participants. Well done!

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Disappointing

Whilst some letters clear up some fairly obvious floors in standard common sense, there's little here beyond that. No in depth extrapolation on a point that would truly reward the curiosity of those who've written to him, despite the questions often being a little basic. I find Neil a very interesting character, so I was hoping for more.

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Awful

Not sure who this is for but he is a poor man's Brian Cox. Or maybe America's Brian Cox....Awful. Just a ruse to make money from his inbox....Don't bother .

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