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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,154 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Narrator: Hugh Dancy Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos's help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos? George, Annie, and Eric aren't about to find out, and what ensues is a funny adventure that clearly explains the mysteries of science. Garry Parsons' energetic illustrations add humor and interest, and his scientific drawings add clarity; there are also eight 4-page full-color inserts of scientific photos. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrific page-turner that will be a revelation to every young reader who has ever looked into the skies and wondered.” 

    Education Today

  • “What better way to interest young readers in science-and specifically in its relevance to the long-term survival of humankind-than for one of the world’s most renowned theoretical physicists to put his subject at the center of a children's book?” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hugh Dancy’s skilled narration contributes significantly to this story.”


  • “Teachers will welcome this entertaining read-aloud.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/13/2014

    " A book where they sneak in facts about space while telling a good story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by LB | 1/22/2014

    " Not a great plot. The writing wasn't great either. But the science concepts were sound. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 1/19/2014

    " Enjoyed reading this to my 8 year old son - the story was great and listened intently and wanted more each night, but the science bits were kind of poked in and so interrupted the story line. This meant i kept skipping them and then coming back to them later - he didn't really follow this as well as he could have. HAving said that, he now has an appreciation of the importance of Hawking as a great modern thinker, and is aware loosely of what Hawking radiation proves.... Not bad for a 8 year old. A vast improvement on the Enid Blytons of my childhood! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Veronica | 1/17/2014

    " It was very sientific, a good, fun way to learn about the universe and everything in it. There were a bunch of pages that were just info and a few pages with glossy, full color photos! "

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