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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (317 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking Narrator: Hugh Dancy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780743583718
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George's best friend, Annie, needs help. Her scientist father, Eric, is working on a space project -- and it's all going wrong. A robot has landed on Mars but is behaving very oddly. And now Annie has discovered something weird on her dad's supercomputer.

Is it a message from an alien? Could there be life out there? How do you find a planet in outer space? And if you could talk to aliens, what would you say?

An action-packed roller-coaster ride into a dramatic treasure hunt across the cosmos, this terrific adventure is FILLED with the LATEST scientific knowledge about our Universe, including special essays from some of the top scientists in the world! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Science-hungry fans will warm to this astronomical feast.” 

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  • “It is fun to get to know the characters as well as some background information about both the story and the science…Hawking and the other scientists make advanced ideas particularly accessible to children, especially when placed in context by George’s story. A fun and informative read for children and adults.”

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  • “[A] tale whose message seems to be ‘Wow! Isn’t science great?’”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 2/15/2014

    " I read this aloud to my kids and they thought it was funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 2/3/2014

    " A fun scifi and many interesting facts tucked in along the way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 2/2/2014

    " I like this series by Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy. They're geeky enough for the scientist, and amusing enough for those of us who aren't quite there. And there's just enough humor for the adults. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andi Kuncoro | 1/21/2014

    " Sori ya Hawking's family saya ganti tokoh babinya jadi kancil :)) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Levine | 1/4/2014

    " Hawking dan putrinya sangat hebat meracik ilmu pengetahuan yg kompleks menjadi lebih sederhana dan fun! I'd prefer the first book to this one, but anyway both of these are cool and exciting :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 1/3/2014

    " Funny, interesting, and suspenseful... but at times the story seems forced and I wasn't as satisfied with the solution to the puzzle as I could've been. I really liked the non-fiction essays in the "User's Guide to the Universe" and the descriptions of trying to live on other planets (seeing the effects on the characters really gives you a picture of what it would be like to be there). My kids like this series, so if there's ever another book, we'll probably read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sri | 12/26/2013

    " It did happen! REEPER AND ERIC ARE FRIENDS AGAIN :):D =D I love happy endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mayra Villavicencio | 11/21/2013

    " second book was great also "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N | 11/10/2013

    " I did not like this book as much as the first, but it was great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oliver | 10/20/2013

    " Alright. I'll have to get the full version some day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 9/16/2013

    " George's adventures continue. I love the storyline, kids get to learn about space without realizing they are learning. George is a wonderful character,he is full of life and fun to read about. Love this book. Just purchased the next one in the series. Keep writing Lucy! You make science fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jehnie | 6/19/2013

    " Not as good as the first book, but still a very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarkko Laine | 6/10/2013

    " I read this book with my five-year-old. He enjoyed the story and was following it really well, but wanted to skip most of he science bits. Very good book for getting children interested in science! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harley | 2/28/2013

    " This book was filled with turning points and surprises waiting for you around the corner. It is filled with information about space and out solar system. It doesn't only talk about the planets that revolve around our sun, but planets that revolve around other stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 1/27/2013

    " interesting fun and a gr8 book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanny R. | 8/10/2012

    " Petualangannya menarik dan tentu saja terdengar lebih nyata, walaupun memang kemungkinan menjalaninya sangat kecil. Dan yah... rasanya akan lebih baik kalau saya menemukan buku macam ini sebelum kuliah di Astronomi, mungkin saat saya masih SD? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noble | 4/27/2012

    " cool and funny and sience all in one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ryan Patrick | 1/15/2012

    " My kids liked it more than I did, especially since I did voices for the computer going through a teenager phase, the bad guy, and the deaf granny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl Kindt | 11/21/2011

    " Some good science blended with some terribly awkward attempts at story-telling aimed at children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 8/12/2011

    " Ben finished this himself. Really enjoyed it.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sri | 3/3/2011

    " It did happen! REEPER AND ERIC ARE FRIENDS AGAIN :):D =D I love happy endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lena | 7/25/2010

    " A fun scifi and many interesting facts tucked in along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noble | 2/11/2010

    " cool and funny and sience all in one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 N | 2/8/2010

    " I did not like this book as much as the first, but it was great "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karl | 7/2/2009

    " Some good science blended with some terribly awkward attempts at story-telling aimed at children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 6/9/2009

    " I read this aloud to my kids and they thought it was funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jade | 4/13/2009

    " interesting fun and a gr8 book "

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About the Author
Author Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s daughter, is a journalist and novelist. She is the coauthor of George’s Secret Key to the Universe, George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt, and George and the Big Bang, as well as the author of the adult novels Jaded and Run for Your Life. She lives in Cambridge with her son.

About the Narrator

Hugh Dancy is a British actor and model. His film credits include Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Jane Austen Book Club, and Black Hawk Down. He was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in Elizabeth I and has also acted in the television miniseries David Copperfield. His theater appearances include Madame Bovary and Daniel Deronda. He has also lent his voice to several audio books, including George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt and George’s Secret Key to the Universe, Stephen Hawking’s books for children.