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
I would recommend this book who likes to read science fiction, this is a classic. This is a must read on your list, the time will pass very fast.
Leanering about Hal 9000
One of the most thrilling video of deep space probes
This is one of the classic sci fi books of all time. Worth a read just to notice the things that have and have not happened in space exploration. I thought it was hilarious that the author thought that a space shuttle would have a stewardess.
When you consider the time in which the book was written, you realize what a visionary Arthur C. Clarke really was. Interesting to notice the space ship names and compare them with the names of the Space Shuttles and the vehicles NASA was developing under the Constellation Program - this is why I call this book a "classic geek book".
I remember watching the film version as a kid and being utterly bored to tears and then watching it again as a teen and nodding off...I simply could not make it past the cavemen. When the book came up as a 'Daily Deal', I thought 'Ok...let me see if I get it better in book form'....and I did! Maybe I was too young before, but now I thoroughly enjoyed it - especially the caveman bits! Go figure.
I've turned out to be a very well read adult, as well as, a complete cinephile, so reading this was a real treat. I had fun connecting all the dots in my head to other works....this must have been a huge influence on Ridley Scott for 'Alien', movies and books like 'Contact' and so many others. This was definitely a masterwork of imagination.
There is a wonderful intro by Clarke at the beginning that was entertaining and wonderfully informative.
And on the whole....I just solidly enjoyed the book. Great narration for Hal. Maybe it's just Kubrick that puts me to sleep.....movie time!