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Contact

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Publisher's Summary

The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.

©1997 Carl Sagan (P)1997 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Contact deals with issues...worth pondering.The range and depth of ideas is quite uncommon." (New York Times Book Review)

"Like a good mystery, Contact keeps us curious to the end...ingenious and satisfying." (Newsweek)

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    Vadim 01-20-15
    Vadim 01-20-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent ideas and nice characters."

    Not very subtle and quite naive for my modern taste, but I really enjoyed it. It does turns into a lecture from time to time, but still never bores you or goes over your head.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    NeoUnity USA 01-23-15
    NeoUnity USA 01-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A must "hear" book"

    Reader was good, the book phenomenal. I love sci-fi books that I learn things from.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie E. Cohen Bay 2 LA 08-06-12
    Jamie E. Cohen Bay 2 LA 08-06-12 Member Since 2013

    Jamie Evan Cohen

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    "Enthralling story; mediocre accents by reader"
    Where does Contact rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Incredibly thought-provoking story. Intelligently written without a hint of pretension. Many parts of the story serve as a backdrop for rational discussion regarding the beliefs and faith of scientists and religious practitioners.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Contact?

    Conversations between Dr. Eroway and Palmer Joss.


    What three words best describe Laurel Lefkow’s voice?

    Well-paced. Bad accents. Perfect for Dr. Eroway's voice


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A couple laugh-out-loud and "aha!" moments.


    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Easy Writer 04-06-17
    Easy Writer 04-06-17

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    "Great book."

    But not as vivid and imaginative as Liu Cixin's Remembrance of Earth’s Past. As I recommend this book to any fan of Carl Sagan and sci-fi in general, my recommendations for Liu Cixin's trilogy is even greater.

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    Kyle 03-27-17
    Kyle 03-27-17
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    "Great Story with a Few Glitches"

    I loved the glimpse into how scientific discovery unfolds and the fantasy. Plus, it's really well read. There are a couple glitches though where it jumps ahead randomly. Didn't seem to miss anything major, yet damaged the flow.

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    PreRaphaelite 03-17-17
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    "Excellent narration of insightful tale"
    Would you listen to Contact again? Why?

    Laurel Lefkow was an excellent narrator, especially for a story with a thoughtful heroine.


    What about Laurel Lefkow’s performance did you like?

    The tone of her voice was very pleasant, and she did excellent work with accents. Sometimes it was a little hard to discern male/female dialogue, and occasionally she mispronounced words (e.g., Taos, metallurgy), but overall she was wonderful. I would seek out other books she has narrated.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marco Berry 03-06-17
    Marco Berry 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Such a wonderful hope for the Human race."

    I can't think of a smarter more hopeful story. It provides the best attempt to tie together science and religion.

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    Candace 02-26-17
    Candace 02-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Skipped a little?"

    Excellent reader. It took a few chapters for her to grow on me, and then I looked forward to hearing her interpretation.

    In a couple places, the story skipped - I had to pull up my physical copy to fill in the blanks. Maybe a download malfunction on my phone?

    As always, a timeless story, always relevant, always beautiful.

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    ephymeris MO United States 02-10-17
    ephymeris MO United States 02-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "never has a book been so much better than the movi"

    I really enjoyed the Contact movie but this book has such a beautiful mix of science and philosophy that is unmistakably Sagan!

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    doomzdayishere Neenah, WI, United States 01-26-17
    doomzdayishere Neenah, WI, United States 01-26-17 Member Since 2012

    My goal on life is to learn everything.

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    "Quintessential Sagan"

    I read this book after seeing the glamorized movie. While this book is fiction, most of the scientific details are accurate. It shows Carl's hopes and fears for all of humanity. His greatest gift was his ability to make anyone understand complex and critical concepts and ideas. Great book!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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