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Cosmos Audiobook

Cosmos

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Publisher's Summary

Cosmos is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. Featuring a new Introduction by Sagan's collaborator, Ann Druyan, and a new Foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.

Includes introductory music: Heaven and Hell by Vangelis from Cosmos: A Personal Voyage used with permission from Druyan-Sagan Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.

©1980 Carl Sagan Productions, Inc (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Foreword © 2013 by Ann Druyan. "Reflections on Carl Sagan's Cosmos" essay © 2013 by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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    Dannehdanman 21/06/2017
    Dannehdanman 21/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The most beautiful book I've ever read.."

    LeVar Burton was a fantastic narrator and really drew one into the book. the story line is intriguing, and inspiring as science always is. Naturally Carl Sagan is to be thanked for writing the masterpiece, but the production of the book into an audiobook was definitely a huge success!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr 12/06/2017
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    "A masterpiece"

    This is always going to be a classic, and even now it has lost little of what made it great when it originally came out. LeVar Burton does a great job reading it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    DEAN BOOKER 28/06/2017
    DEAN BOOKER 28/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Yep a good book"

    Rob Bryson's history of nearly everything is a good follow up book are pre read to this book.

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  • Alexander the Grouch
    31/05/17
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    "Simply Amazing"

    As i was growing up the television series was one of my favorites. I really enjoyed this audible version. It's great to get this message/knowledge in all different mediums. The narration is fantastic & will hopefully appeal to all mentalities great or small. It would truly be a wonderful thing to see all mankind (& womankind ((don't want to offend anybody;))) use their minds in a way that will benefit us, planet & all. I think it all begins with the right thoughts. Thank you Carl (& narrators) for a timeless message.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia L. Walker
    Knoxville, TN
    16/06/17
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    "Love Carl Sagan!"

    Carl Sagan was a scientist, but also a poet. This is a wonderful read with a new way to look at science. Please bring us more Carl Sagan like "A Pale Blue Dot" and "The Demon Haunted World" and others to Audible!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    16/06/17
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    "Required Reading"

    The world will be a better place when more of us have read this book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Carlos rodriguez
    08/06/17
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    "Book for all Citizens of the Cosmos"

    As the title of this review implies, this book should be read by all those who can read and are inhabitants of the known universe. This truly uplifting masterpiece written by Carl Sagan should be taught to all children in school as one of humankind's finest literary works. The lucidity with which Carl delivers his insights about the Cosmos and our relationship to the Universe is eye opening and awe inspiring. If every human were raised to value the wisdom contained in this book, humans would finally set aside religious, political, territorial differences and disputes and achieve lasting peace across all parts of the earth. Resources will be shared, the environment protected, and scientific progress would lead the way toward a better life for all. It is my sincere hope that this book continue to be valued for millennia to come.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Chris Franco
    21/06/17
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    "I was literally sad when it was over."

    loved it! What a journey that it takes you through. Simply amazing! I didn't want it to end.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Marshall
    12/06/17
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    "reading rainbow meets cosmos"

    I loved it.. levar did a fantastic job. I've always loved the TV series, but had never read the book. definitely worth it

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Blake
    12/06/17
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    "Narrator is distracting"

    Love this book (have the paperback) but the narrator is terrible. Over dramatic to the point it's distracting. Regret purchasing the audible book.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Leroy
    28/06/17
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    "just has to be listened to."

    It makes you rethink your place in the universe and just how small we are. and how much we have to learn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Margaret
    SAN JOSE, CA, United States
    27/06/17
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    "Still relevant after all these years"

    This audiobook is not identical in content to the TV series of the early 1980s, but it's close. And it's not narrated with Sagan's own idiosyncratic voice (for obvious reasons). But the scientific prose is still as clear and poetic as I recall from way back when and Lavar Burton is a close second to Sagan himself. Each chapter is a self-contained gem worth hearing at least twice. My audiobook library includes more than 200 titles and this is one of the best.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Byron
    Singapore, Singapore
    25/06/17
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    "A must listen"

    Even if some of the content has been superseded by new learnings, that is precisely what science is and one of the points of the book. As for the book itself, one word: Excellent.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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