Title: Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrators: Dion Graham
Genre: Nonfiction; Popular Science; Astrophysics
Audio: 12.2 hours
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Source: Personal Collection
Actually a compilation of previously published essays, Death by Black Hole explores various topics around our universe. From what would actually happen if you were to be sucked into a black hole, to the possibility of life on other planets, to the future of our solar system, this book covers it all.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is probably the most entertaining scientist out there today. He is super smart but manages to explain things to us lay people in an understandable and interesting manner. I’ve read book with similar topics before, and even when he wasn’t teaching me anything new, I found myself intrigued by the way he presented it. If you have any interest in astrophysics (scary word, amazing topic), I highly recommend Death by Black Hole. I can’t wait to get my hands on his other books.
While I would have loved to have Tyson himself narrating this one, Dion Grahame certainly did the book justice. He captures Tyson’s enthusiasm and humor. I definitely recommend the audio version of this one.