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Author: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking Narrator: James Goode Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781442358720
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George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who take up nearly all of his parents' attention. His beloved pig Freddy has been exiled to a farm, where he's miserable. And worst of all, his best friend Annie has made a new friend, who she seems to like more than George.

So he jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland, which seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot. A group of evildoers don't think the experiment should go ahead, and are planning to sabotage it. A mysterious message from George's old nemesis, Reeper, brings shocking new information, but whose side is Reeper really on? And can George repair his friendship with Annie and figure out the clues before Eric's experiment is destroyed forever? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This addition to the series does not disappoint, and it stands on its own…An especially timely story.”

    Library Journal

  • “The breezily readable third-person narrative—accompanied by cheery spot illustrations—provides the framework for highlighting the science principles presented in four essays by experts in the field.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 10/28/2013

    " Third book book in the series, my 7-year-old loved all three. Great mix of adventure and physics, right up his alley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AnnMarie | 5/31/2013

    " Fun, amusing, educational - typical of the series. A great read for parents & children alike. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 712Jeremy | 3/24/2013

    " This is an excellent book. It has everything you would expect in a GREAT young adult book and the characters are NOT perfect. I think the way Hawking adds science into the book is excellent and it does teach kids a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana | 1/9/2013

    " Gus and I both really enjoyed this one! A fun story, good science. Just wish they didn't print all the science white on black. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leena | 10/15/2012

    " this book was really exciting!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yashowardhan | 10/10/2012

    " Awesome book. Writers should get some idea from this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 9/13/2012

    " This was a good nighttime reader to my son and really piqued his interest in some of the scientific concepts (as did the previous books in this series). Some of the science side bars were a bit too deep for an 8 year old but that did not detract from the story. "

About the Author

Stephen Hawking (1942–2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. His ability to make science understandable and compelling was established with his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly ten million copies worldwide. Hugely influential in his field, he authored or participated in the creation of countless other popular science books, including The Universe in a Nutshell, A Briefer History of Time, On the Shoulders of Giants, and George’s Secret Key to the Universe. He had served as director of research at the Institute for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge.

About the Narrator

James Goode is an American author and winner of Washingtonian’s prestigious “Washingtonian of the Year” award. He is the author of Best Addresses: A Century of Washington’s Distinguished Apartment Houses and currently lives in Washington, DC.