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Author: Kenneth C. Davis Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Don’t Know Much About Series Release Date: January 2001 ISBN: 9781415919644
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From the ancients who charted the stars, to Jules Verne and Flash Gordon, to The X-Files, Apollo 13, and Armageddon, people around the world have long been intrigued with the heavens and outer space. Don't Know Much About the Universe, the fifth title in this bestselling series, uses the now-familiar and popular question-and-answer format to inform and entertain listeners by examining a subject that has inspired the greatest of fascinations, produced many popular misconceptions, and, ultimately, helped to shape the course of history. Like other books in the series,Don't Know Much About the Universe integrates diverse subjects and ideas, touching on everything from Geography to Cosmic Theology to the impact of the Space Race on American history. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 7/18/2013

    " Fun, quick overview of the topic. He is neither as in-depth as Timothy Ferris in Coming of Age in the Milky Way and The Red Shift, nor as glib as any number of quickie guides to the history of cosmology. He is just right. And that says a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/24/2013

    " Now I know much about the universe. And, golly, we are insignificant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 1/18/2013

    " There is a lot more to the universe than I learned in school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alisonwonderland | 10/6/2012

    " you can read my thoughts here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 7/30/2012

    " I really enjoyed it, but it is already dated material. They should do an updated version like they did with DKMA history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 6/19/2012

    " This series is the local equivalent of the 'Dummies' books, but I do like his style. If you must read predigested history, at least make sure it tastes good! I especially enjoyed the sections about the medieval astronomers, particularly Descartes and Tycho Brahe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/14/2012

    " Typical Davis compilation, and he strays from the cool stuff from time to time, but there so much information in here that at least you don't feel like you're drowning in it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 12/21/2011

    " eh, i liked it enough but soon tired of the format. I am very interested in this topic and took away some good stuff but overall it has not kept me coming back like Colours or Code... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 7/15/2011

    " It was a little outdated (published early 2001, I think), but other than that, not bad. I did catch some mistakes here and there, and not just of the "know we know more" variety, but not really enough for me to tell anyone not to bother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 4/25/2011

    " Not as helpful as I had hoped for Newton's Universe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 4/4/2011

    " I love this series of books but this one was kind of a let down with the layout and style. Rather than a page about the person or place or event, it's a blurb and then the answers to just four or five brief questions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AB | 3/10/2010

    " It's kind of nice...kind of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MichelleG | 1/31/2010

    " He knows everything! So much to learn, and very interesting stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 1/20/2010

    " This is a must for history buffs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/22/2009

    " Love this book! I learn something new each time I pick it up and read an entry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda | 10/14/2008

    " book of questions and answers. Just enough to let you know something about everything! Lots of neat stuff in a great summary form. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/12/2008

    " Fun! Book of quizzes about a variety of topics, i.e.: Houdini; Vietnam; Salem Witch Trials; Playboy. Lots of fun when on a long trip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 10/24/2007

    " A bunch of facts about famous people, places, and things that you'll never use but fun to read about anyway. "

About the Author

Kenneth C. Davis is an American popular historian and the author of the Don’t Know Much About® series with more than four million copies in print worldwide. He is a frequent media guest on national television and radio, has written for the Op-Ed page of the New York Times, and has been a commentator on NPR’s All Things Considered.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has won five Audie Awards from the Audio Publisher’s Association, fourteen Earphone Awards, and two Listen Up Awards from Publisher’s Weekly. He was named a 2008 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture by AudioFile magazine. He has appeared on stage as well as in film and television, and he is a veteran voice actor who can be heard in numerous cartoons and video games. He is one of the founders of New York City’s Collective Unconscious theater, and his performances include the award-winning “reality play” Charlie Victor Romeo and A. R. McElhinney’s cult classic film A Chronicle of Corpses.