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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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    Alexander the Grouch 05-31-17 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    Katherine 06-16-17
    Katherine 06-16-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Required Reading"

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

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    Cynthia L. Walker 06-16-17

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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!

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    Carlos rodriguez 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    Chris Franco 06-21-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    Marshall 06-12-17
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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

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    Blake 06-12-17
    Blake 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    TechGuy 06-20-17
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    "Sagan is an amazing and thoughtful writer."

    The accessibility of his immense intelligence really brings the importance of aiding the cosmos to life. LeVar Burton reads it extremely well too.

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    Nancy Knorr 06-13-17
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    "Fantastic!!!!"
    Would you listen to Cosmos again? Why?

    This is a tremendously fascinating and thought-provoking book! I'll definitely listen again. The narrator was perfect for the part!


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    David T. Texas 06-12-17
    David T. Texas 06-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    For the first few hours I found the narrator distracting, he is a little too upbeat and over dramatic, but by 5 hours in I started to enjoy his narration.

    The book itself is great, it makes me want to go back and rewatch the series.

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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.

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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!

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