Reviews for George's Secret Key to the Universe

AudioFile Reviews 2008 April/May
Middle schoolers may be surprised to learn that theoretical physics makes sense! This is the story of George, a boy who yearns for a computer of his own. But George's parents avoid technology (cars, electrical appliances, and bologna) because of their concern for the environment. When their new neighbors befriend George, he is thrilled that they have not only a computer but the world's most amazing computer--Cosmos, capable of transporting humans through the universe. Hugh Dancy's skilled narration contributes significantly to this story. He converts the pedantic lectures into interesting conversations. The last CD includes the computer-simulated voice of Stephen Hawking reading scientific notes--a wonderful bonus. Unfortunately, the audiobook lacks the useful illustrations found in the print version. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine