I really like all the "Don't know much about" books, but this one was not my favorite. Very informative, but contains lots of numbers and that are difficult to digest from an audio book. Parts were incredibly interesting, but there were some parts that I skipped.
After listening to 2 of Stephan Hawkins' books, this one was a great summary and review for the every day person. Easy to listen to, easy to understand...I enjoyed it!
Pretty bad!!! For example, he lists distance for each planet to the sun both in miles and km. I am not sure who want to hear this for all nine planets! This is a major disappointment. Recommend Bill Bryson's Short History of Nearly Everything, instead.
This is good only if you suffer from insomnia. Not good for keeping you awake while driving. Dry and monotone speaker. I listened for about 30 minutes, then tucked it back in it's blue box and sent it on it's merry way.
In the introduction the author complains about the dullness of school science class then proceeds with a book that is equally as dull. It might be more interesting if you know absolutely nothing about the solar system or the history of astronomy, but I doubt it. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson is much more entertaining. Note: I have not tried the abridged version from simply audio books. I have read the book and listen to the almost 20 hour long unabridged version.
Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of "America's Hidden History" and "Don't Know Much About(R) History", which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, has sold nearly 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal "Don't Know Much About(R)" series for adults and children. He lives in New York City and Dorset, Vermont.