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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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    Marty Caudill 04-23-16
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    "good book"

    it's a great book. lags on in the middle but it's worth soldiering through.

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    Matthew Market 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing"

    Within the pages of this masterpiece Mr Sagan helped me find the meaning of life.
    All thanks to the narrator. It is clear she connected deeply with her character and the story.

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    LetThemEatCake23 03-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Laurel Lefkow grade A"

    laurel Lefkow's commend of different accents is AMAZING! I would recommend this book just for ppl to listen to performance.

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    Jonathan Gomez 03-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic narration of a great work of fiction "

    Laurel Lefkow's voice work is incomparable. She's incredibly talented at changing accents, tone, and pitch to make a massive cast of characters come believably to life.

    Contact was a very thought provoking piece of fiction. Sagan's ability to challenge both the faith-minded and the science-minded of his readers, including his ability to render their differences trivial on a cosmic scale, is unparalleled. This is work of incredible artistic value, and I will undoubtedly be rereading (or listening) soon.

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    S Hopkins 02-21-16
    S Hopkins 02-21-16
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    "Worth the Listen"

    Excellent storytelling by both author and narrator. Fascinating ideas and conversations throughout, and an exciting glimpse into a hopeful future. Poor editing distracts at times, otherwise I would recommend.

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    Toph San Diego 02-06-16
    Toph San Diego 02-06-16 Member Since 2013

    Something about yourself!

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    "in my top five books of all time."

    just can't stop coming back to this classic by Carl Sagan. Great book and amazing protagonist.

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    Jason 01-28-16
    Jason 01-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A timeless story"

    This is a beautiful book that I've come back to time and again. I think laurels rendition, though laughable at times, was excellent. The world continues to miss and mourn your brilli5mind, Carl.

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    Phillip Harrington Raleigh, NC 12-28-15
    Phillip Harrington Raleigh, NC 12-28-15

    Phillip Harrington is a web developer, entrepreneur, and musician. You can find him on LinkedIn, GitHub, and Twitter.

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    "Completely biased because I loved Cosmos"
    Would you listen to Contact again? Why?

    I DID listen to it again. I listen to episodes of Cosmos when I can't sleep. No joke. This book is basically the ideas in the end of episode 12 expanded. I loved the movie and - I know it's a cliche - the book is way better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the little social commentary about male/female relationships in professional settings -- the alternate history - written pre-end-of-cold-war - with 'future' history up until the year 2000 - 14 years after the 'fall' of the Soviet Union - very interesting -- the predictions about future technology, pre-internet.


    What does Laurel Lefkow bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I don't know why - but I was surprised this was read by a woman - I guess because the author was male? But it was the perfect choice. She has a soothing, pleasant voice. There are some over-dubs which sound like they're spoken by another person - with a similar voice - but it's a bit jarring... Over all, it's a wonderful performance.


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

    The ending got to me a little :-)


    Any additional comments?

    Open your mind to this book.

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    David Thiessen Overland Park, KS, US 10-02-15
    David Thiessen Overland Park, KS, US 10-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "So very good. A great listen."

    imaginative, original and ingageing.. You will not forget this story and it is amazingly timeless.

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    Luke 09-29-15
    Luke 09-29-15
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    "Different than the movie..."

    Very entertaining book, but very different from the movie. Sagan use's to many big words, but what do you want from a scientist? I recommend this book, it's fun and has it's moments.

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