Author(s): Carl Sagan
Original Publish Date: Feb 21, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100135258
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442353817
Narrator/s: Laurel Lefkow
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cosmos and renowned astronomer Carl Sagan's international bestseller about the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space remains the "greatest adventure of all time" (Associated Press). The future is herein an adventure of cosmic dimension. When a signal is discovered that seems to come from far beyond our solar system, a multinational team of scientists decides to find the source. What follows is an eye-opening journey out to the stars to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? Why are they watching us? And what do they want with us? One of the best science fiction novels about communication with extraterrestrial intelligent beings, Contact is a "stunning and satisfying" (Los Angeles Times) classic.

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Author(s): Carl Sagan
Product Number EB00691922
Released: Dec 20, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501172311

Professional reviews

"Having a female narrator is perfect for this story, told in the first person by Ellie Arraway, a brilliant scientist specializing in radio astronomy. Laurel Lefkow creates character accents in Russian, French, and a Southern drawl. The technical jargon comes as easily to her as to the author, making the fiction more believable as science that really could happen. The audiobook detours into romance, religion, philosophy, and mathematics (to name only a few disciplines) and will most likely please readers with an appetite for fantasy with substance. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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