The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet [Audiobook Review]

Title: The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Narrator: Mirron Willis
Genre: Nonfiction; Science
Pages: 224 pages
Audio: 4.4 hours
Year: 2009
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Source: Library
Book Rating: 3.5/5
Audio Rating: 2.5/5

Summary:

Well, this one is pretty self-explanatory. Neil deGrasse Tyson walks us through the history of Pluto, from its discovery to its demotion to dwarf status.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I’ve read on Pluto in the past year and I enjoyed this one much more than How I Killed Pluto. Neil deGrasse Tyson is always entertaining and informative. He has a unique way of boiling things down without dumbing them down.

Audiobook Thoughts:

Eh, Willis isn’t my favorite narrator. Something about his narration seemed forced.

***

Well, this turned into a mini-review. Short and sweet, just like the book.

3 thoughts on “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet [Audiobook Review]

  1. I like the sound of this one better than How I Killed Pluto, because from what I remember, that book had too much interjection of the author’s own life, and not enough about the actual planet, or non planet as such. I’m not too big on narrators who don’t show enthusiasm for their material, so it’s likely that I will be getting this one in print. Thanks for your honest review!

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    I’d only listen because I might learn something and could say something smart in a conversation. But if you are going to have a book with this kind of topic, you need a decent narrator! One with a lot of pep!

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