Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going Audiobook, by Neil deGrasse Tyson Play Audiobook Sample

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going Audiobook

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Read By: Lauren Fortgang, Neil deGrasse Tyson Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: March 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781665019477

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Longest Chapter Length:

44:07 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:47 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

29:05 minutes

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Publisher Description

For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book from Neil deGrasse Tyson offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from his beloved StarTalk podcast.

In this illuminating audiobook, Tyson and coauthor James Trefil, a renowned physicist and science popularizer, take on the big questions that humanity has been posing for millennia—How did life begin? What is our place in the universe? Are we alone?—and provide answers based on the most current data, observations, and theories.

Populated with paradigm-shifting discoveries that help explain the building blocks of astrophysics, this relatable and entertaining book will engage and inspire listeners of all ages, bring sophisticated concepts within reach, and offer a window into the complexities of the cosmos.

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“Both casual and avid science enthusiasts will welcome this volume’s ten info-dense chapters…including truly riveting trivia and stats, as well as Tyson’s humor… [An] exuberant and enticing resource.”

— Booklist 


  • “Manages to make astrophysics accessible and interesting.”

    — AARP Magazine
  • “Addressing age-old questions with new verve…Its real value is in just how efficiently it covers what we currently know about this chunk of spacetime we call home."

    — Forbes
  • “If you’re a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk podcast, you’re bound to find much in this book to enjoy.”

    — BGC Sky at Night Magazine (4-star review)
  • “Casual readers and science buffs alike will appreciate Tyson’s folksy approach to explaining difficult scientific concepts. An engaging work that will have wide appeal.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “[A] breezy survey of physics’s curiosities.”

    — Publishers Weekly


  • AARP Magazine Editors’ Pick of Best Nonfiction Books for Winter
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • A New York Times bestseller in YA Hardcover Books 
  • Nominee for the Voice Arts Award for Best Education Voiceover

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About the Authors

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. In 2017 he became the first American to win the prestigious Stephen Hawking Medal for science communication. He is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. From 2006 to 2011 he hosted the educational science television show NOVA ScienceNow on PBS, and in March 2014 he became host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, an update of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Tyson has written several New York Times bestselling nonfiction books.

Jim Meskimen is a stage, film, and television actor who has appeared in many well-known movies and television shows. He acted in Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon for director Ron Howard, both of which were nominated for Best Picture Oscars. His television appearances include The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Friends, Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, and Parks and Recreation. He is also a painter, award-winning audiobook narrator, and audiobook director for Galaxy Audio.

About Lauren Fortgang

Lauren Fortgang, a graduate of Fordham University’s Theater Program, is an actress, costume designer, and narrator. She has recorded everything from video games to textbooks. Her audiobook narrations have earned AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed her as a finalist for an Audie Award in 2014.