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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack Cheng Narrator: Kivlighan de Montebello Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781524750015
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A space-obsessed boy and his dog, Carl Sagan, take a journey toward family, love, hope, and awe in this funny and moving novel for fans of Counting by 7s, Walk Two Moons, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog Carl Sagan—named for his hero, astronomer Carl Sagan. All he wants is to launch his golden iPod into space the way Carl Sagan—the man, not the dog—launched his Golden Record on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to Los Angeles, Alex records a journey on his iPod to show other life forms what life on earth, his earth, is like. But his destination keeps changing.

And the funny, lost, remarkable people he meets along the way can only partially prepare him for the secrets he well uncover—from the truth about his long-dead dad to the fact that, for a kid with a troubled mom and a mostly not-around brother, he has way more family than he ever knew.

Jack Cheng’s debut is full of joy, optimism, determination, and unbelievable heart. To hear the first page is to fall in love with Alex and his view of our big, beautiful, complicated world. To hear the last is to know he and his story will stay with you a long, long time.

Read by Kivlighan de Montebello and a full cast, including Brittany Pressley as Terra, Graham Halstead as Steve, Michael Crouch as Ronnie, and Jason Culp as Zed. Additional narration provided by Therese Plummer, Susan Bennett, Dan Bittner, Pete Larkin, and Courtney Shaw.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Kivlighan de Montebello’s engaging young voice embodies eleven-year-old Alex Petroski…The episodic action—which includes narrators Brittany Pressley, Graham Halstead, Michael Crouch, Jason Culp, and others as supporting characters—makes it easy to suspend disbelief and renders this an altogether captivating listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Narrated by Kivlighan de Montebello’s engaging young voice, Alex records an audio diary of his journey and the friends he meets along the way to create an endearing tale of friendship and family.”

    ReadBrightly (An Ultimate Audiobook Pick for Summer 2017)

  • “Stellar.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Life-embracing.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Irresistible.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Riveting, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A propulsive stream-of-conscious dive…Alex’s strong voice drives this compelling personal journey with resonant themes of family, friendship, and resilience.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Top 10 Indie Next List Selection
  • A YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults selection
  • The 2018 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Middle Grade Fiction
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About the Author

Jack Cheng was born in Shanghai, raised in Michigan, and lived in Brooklyn for a decade before settling in Detroit. See You in the Cosmos is his first novel for young readers.

About the Narrator

Kivlighan de Montebello is a voice artist and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who was awarded a prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018.