Dr. Nils Rasmussen
This whole novel was actually based off of Clarke's previous short story, "The Monolith", but obviously VASTLY expanded upon.
As I'm sure is the case with most people, I saw the film 2001: A Space Odyssey BEFORE having the opportunity to read the book.
Let me tell you - it makes a LOT more content within the movie actually make sense.
The opening scene of the movie with the apes and the monolith actually spans the first SIX chapters of this book. That should give you an idea of the amount of material left out of the film which fills in the curious plot gaps.
I don't want to ruin anything by giving more away, but whether you have seen the movie or not, I believe it is your DUTY as a science-fiction fan to read this book. There aren't many modern-day masterpieces anymore, but this would definitely fall under that category.
PS = Also, do yourself a favor and be sure to check out Arthur C Clarke's library of short stories as well. He is truly a master of the medium.
9.31 / 10.00
I'm a sci fi reader and sad to say found this one disappointing. I know it's probably because I'm not giving it enough credit for starting the genre or something, but I found it overall an unrewarding story. I've never seen the movie and now it's definitely off my list. :-/
The movie is one of my favorite and when i tried to read the book normally i found it to be a dry read. But this audiobook made it easy and I enjoyed it very much.
2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
This is one of the books that has had a a profound affect on science fiction, and has helped humanity to dream of what could be, what might be, and the reality of what is.
I really enjoyed the story but the narrator's voice/accent and delivery weren't so great and I found it a bit distracting. Overall I would still recommend this, especially with the the Author's discussion at the beginning.
Lover of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and westerns in all media, including old-time radio dramatizations.
This is still a great story. It doesn't feel At all dated. Great performance.
Short and sweet reviews, Allentown pa
Amazing, engrossing, great
The mystery of the monoliths, the fantasy of Dave's adventure through space
The performance was great, you can tell when they recorded separate scenes especially when HAL speaks, that doesn't ruin it, the effect is that it makes it creepy
My reaction is asking for the sequel on audible immediately
And buying the kindle version
I had know idea that the story was this cool
Pretty cool that it was written yrs before landing on the moon and space flight in general