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    Editors Select, June 2017

    As a big fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson's recent documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which honors Carl Sagan's original work from 1980, I was excited to listen to Sagan's companion book - now available in audio for the first time. While I was a bit too young to catch Sagan's docuseries, LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow did heavily influence my childhood, and this may be why my brain seemed primordially attuned to learn from Burton's voice. He's the perfect narrator for untangling complicated scientific subjects as well as highlighting their moments of majesty. I legit feel smarter for having listened to Cosmos, and I'll also never be able to forget why medieval Catholic monks first domesticated rabbits (hint: it wasn't because they were cute). —Emily, Audible Editor

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    RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX

    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. 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.

    Praise for Cosmos

    “Magnificent... With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, Cosmos often seems too good to be true.” - The Plain Dealer

    “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third - his mind’s - on the human condition.” - Newsday

    “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions...shimmers with a sense of wonder.” - The Miami Herald

    “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.” - Cosmopolitan

    “Enticing...iridescent...imaginatively illustrated.” - The New York Times Book Review

    ©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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    • Deb JOHNSON
    • 03/10/2017

    Great except for the narration

    Carl Sagan's writings are amazingly still so current today, that I am again struck by how much we missed when this genius died so young. My only criticism is that the breathless, rapid "gee whiz" style the main narrator uses is so opposite to the thoughtful, slow, deep voice of Carl Sagan that I longed for a return to those nights when I sat spellbound in front of the television enraptured by Sagan's own narration. This narrator completely missed the liquidity and thoughtfulness of the original work.

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    • Seph
    • 09/11/2017

    Over-acting voice actors

    The story is great. And I loved LeVar Burton in Star Trek. My critique is that the majority of the book is narrated by LeVar and his constant over-acting of every line and the immense emphasis on every word makes it extremely tiring to listen to. He even does voices. A lot. It turns ridiculous.
    Likewise, Ann Druyan is also audibly squinting, straining her voice, and reads every line like it's the most important revelation. When everything is important, nothing is.
    Their voice-acting muddles the message, slows down the reading, and I feel less connected to Carls message as a consequence. I found myself increasingly annoyed with each chapter. Seth MacFarlane is much better.

    I've stopped in chapter 8. Their over-acting has ruined this book for me. I cannot finish it.

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    • John Watton
    • 24/08/2017

    A powerful work that needs better narration

    Cosmos is an important work on many levels. More care should have been chosen in the choosing coaching , and recruiting of narrators who are comfortable with the communication of cosmological language. LeVar Burton is an excellent actor, but does not (in my opinion) do well here.
    It is a worthwhile purchase, but I recommend you watch both video productions of "Cosmos" as a precursor to purchasing this one.

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    • DM
    • 11/09/2017

    Levar Burton channelling Captain Kirk

    What made the experience of listening to Cosmos the most enjoyable?

    The book is wonderful but it is exhausting to listen to Levar Burton. I am a fan of his; don't get me wrong, and he should be a genius choice for this. But why is he channelling the classic James T. Kirk delivery? Weird spacing of phrases, strange emphases that distort sentence structures...after a while it gets too distracting and I have to take a break. This is disappointing as I typically listen to audiobooks on long drives.

    The content is fascinating and Carl Sagan's enthusiasm, knowledge and love of science shines through regardless. Every few minutes I learn something new.

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    • Ben Engelke
    • 26/07/2017

    Inspiring. Innovative. Intelligent.

    A fantastic personal journey. Carl Sagan's vision of the Cosmos is enduring and spot on for being written 30+ years ago. Only good will come from this planet's population reading or listening to his words.

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    • Beta
    • 18/08/2017

    Extremely Poor Narration

    Would you try another book from Carl Sagan and/or the narrators?

    I would try another book by Carl Sagan, as long as someone else reads the book the way that Carl would have read it.

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Cosmos?

    Extremely poor narration.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Their voices were extremely "dramatic". Accentuating every sentence. It was extremely annoying, and I gave up listening to it.

    Do you think Cosmos needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes. As long as the same people do NOT read it.

    Any additional comments?

    I have the original hard back copy of this book. I have the paperback version. I have read them several times. I have the DVD version of the program. I have watched it several times. Carl Sagan is one of the most influential people in my life. I was extremely disappointed in the way this book was read. BTW, I also hated the remake of the TV show.

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    • Mike C
    • 07/09/2017

    Geordi LaForge Teaches you about the Universe

    Great Content and Great Narrator! I grew up watching LeVar Burton on TNG and Reading Raonbow, so saying his narration was nostalgic is a bit of an understatement...but nostalgia aside, he does an amazing job. As for the content he reads, lets just say I am saddened that Carl Sagan died before I ever knew who he was.

    While some of the more theoretical content in this book is now considered fact or debunked, Cosmos contains a fountain of knowledge about our universe. Sagan takes a detailed look at the process of the living universe attempting to understand itself, starting with a grand, intergalactic perspective, and slowly zooming in the lense all the way to our society, and our minds.

    He does get a little heavy handed when it comes to nuclear war, but he wrote this during the Cold War, so good on him for trying to do something about it. I am a little depressed after finishing to realize our global society has changed so little since he released this book in 1980, but if you ignore the 37 year interval, it will give you a hopeful outlook on our future as a single species in a global society. Cosmos delves into the interconnectivity of our universe in a way most people never think of.

    Get this book, and learn why we are an endangered species, why the big bang could have been a supernova explosion, and how each of us is made, of "star stuff".

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    • luis
    • 15/06/2020

    It is an audiobook right???

    Cannot-will not get through such torturous narrative,I do not deserve this type of psychological abuse m. Nope,not doing this.

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    • Mike D.
    • 14/11/2017

    A Classic.

    Carl Sagan is brilliantly able to explain the questions being asked of the cosmos. A true masterpiece of modern science which holds up pretty well even after 30 years. All that said, I’m more inclined to recommend the updated Cosmos tv series by Neil Degrasse Tyson.

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    • net
    • 31/10/2018

    Narration is unbearable

    The book seems so interesting but the narration is so overacted and hard to understand. No wonder the audio preview of the book didn't include it.

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    • A. Pohl
    • 15/01/2018

    Ein (noch) zeitloser Klassiker

    Cosmos war 1980 eine Revolution und hat das Genre der populärwissenschaftlichen Medien aus der Versenkung gehoben, wenn nicht sogar in seiner heutigen Form begründet. Man kann keinen Bill Bryson lesen ohne an Cosmos erinnert zz werden, man kann keine der zahllosen TV Wissenschaftsdokus schauen, ohne sich zu wünschen sie würden das Niveau von Cosmos wieder erreichen. Carl Sagan spannt hier elegant den Bogen über viele, viele wissenschaftliche Disziplinen, zeigt auf wo er einen roten Faden sieht und extrpoliert ihn geradewegs in die Zukunft. Das ganze in einem wunderbaren Schreibstil und mit einem unbändigen Optimismus, den die Menschheit 1980 bitter nötig hatte und der zum heutigen Zeitpunkt wieder einmal nötig ist. Einige wissenschaftliche Erkenntnise in diesem Buch sind heute überholt, andere Fragen die Sagan stellt möglicherweise in Beantwortung begriffen. Aber als Vollblutwissenschaftler macht er keinen Hehl daraus, dass es keine absoluten Wahrheiten gibt sondern immer nur eine fortschreirende Entwicklung, eine Kette von Modellen, die hinterfragt werden wollen und sollen. Und somit hat er eine Leinwand geschaffen auf der er seine Ideen und Spekulationen ausbreiten kann. Dabei bleibt er stets in einem gerühlten Konjunktiv und betont die Subjektivität seiner Vision, und das bereits im Titel. Allerdings sind seine Ausarbeitungen fesselnd und begründet und einige haben sich als fast schon prophetisch herausgestellt. Das Werk gibt einen tiefen Einblick in eine sanfte Seele in einem wundervollen Kosmos und das fast kindliche Staunen hinter seinen ganzheitlichen Betrachtungen reisst einen mit und rührt etwas tief im Menschen an. Carl Sagan, ich vermisse dich. Als Sprecher LeVar Burton zu wählen war ein Glücksgriff. Ich habe noch kein (nuchtfiktionales) Hörbuch mit einem besseren erlebt. Die Stimme ist angenehm und zu jeder Zeit verständlich. Er transportiert Carls Begeisterung nicht einfach, man spürt, dass er sie teilt.

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    • Presecan
    • 27/09/2020

    Maybe the best book in my library!

    LeVar Burton's narrative kept me glued to the speaker. I'm looking for other books read by him. and the content of it remind me of my childhood nights when I was reading and dreaming of other worlds.

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    • Darren
    • 04/09/2018

    original, Tyson and now this

    I could listen to and watch this every day. Listening to LeVar took me back a while, kept waiting for him to explain something on the enterprise. The only thing I found, not annoying but unrequired, were the different voice acts. But that’s just my opinion. It wont stop me resetting and listening again. absolut perfekt.