Astrophysics for people in a hurry


This book was short - just under 4 hours long. Therefore, this review will be as well.

Neil de Grasse Tyson provides a great overview of the world of physics. It doesn't go into too much detail, so virtually anyone can follow it. It's pleasant to listen to and I like that the author was the one who reads it. I was following well until the last chapter. 

I did not like the last chapter, where the author dabbles in philosophy, perhaps even a quasai-scientific religion, by describing what he calls "the cosmic perspective". It felt too preachy. That's not something I appreciated.

The last chapter aside, I'd definitely recommend this book. That was a small part of what's already a short, to the point explanation. So if you want a quick recap of some of the most exciting and consequential discoveries in physics in the last century, take a listen.