|Unabridged Audio Version|
Audio length is approximately 4 hours, 24 minutes.
I really enjoyed listening to the unabridged audio version of The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson!! It's a short, fun and engaging listen that shares the history of Pluto's discovery and its demotion to dwarf planet status in August 2006. I also enjoyed hearing about all the fuss made by nearly everyone over whether Pluto should remain as a full fledged planet or not.
The material presented in The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet wasn't boring or dry... It's a perfect read or listen for anyone wanting to learn more about Pluto or are a science/astronomy lover at heart!
My only complaint about this audio version is that I didn't like the narrator's voice!! I wish that someone other than Mirron Willis was reading this book... Neil deGrasse Tyson has a good voice, so it would have been awesome if he was the narrator for his own book!
The following is the publisher's summary about The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet on Audible:
In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it's a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, Americans rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog.
The year of Pluto's discovery, Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was "discovered by an American for America." Pluto is entrenched in our cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why.
I'm giving The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet a rating of 8 stars out of 10 stars.
Until my next post, happy reading!!