• Contact

  • By: Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by: Jodie Foster
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-11-04
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (466 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. All rights reserved (P)1997 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Engrossing first novel....an exciting intellectual adventure and science fiction of a high order." (Publishers Weekly)
"Ingenious and satisfying." (Newsweek)
"The greatest adventure of all time." (Associated Press)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ryan on 02-23-04

Contact is wonderful

Contact is a great read and a great listen. In typical Sagan fashion, the book not only entertains, it challenges and educates. Jodie Foster does an excellent job reading the book so much so that is it easy to get lost listening to it. My only complaint? I wish there was an unabridged version available.

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Erik Aleksander Moe on 08-06-11

Well narrated but feel like I have missed alot

I thought this narration was very well done. Jody Foster, I thought, brought out just the right amount of wonder to make this believable.

However, the book being abridged I feel like I have missed out on a lot. I thought the book went too fast. I have listened to just the beginning and read an excerpt of the beginning on a book site and I noticed that so many little things were cut out.

In this day and age with digital downloads of books that can last over 24 hours I wonder why there still are abridged audio books. I feel a little robbed when I see that one book can be 3 hours abridged and 15 hours unabridged. What wonderful things have I been missing from the book? I would want to listen to a unabridged version of this book.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Owen on 12-15-09

Awesome story from an inspirational scientist

Carl Sagan spent his life trying to engage ordinary people with science. "Contact" conveys the passion, imagination and dedication of scientists with the overwhelming sense of awe that comes with new discovery. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gerard on 01-03-18

Brilliant mind dreams

Anything that Ms Foster does is okay in my book her Virginia twang I just love also if you see the movie she is beautiful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Scott Goldsmith on 09-20-17

A Classic in Science Fiction / Fact

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Loved this movie, and now love this book... Carl Sagan was a genius and his superb mind comes through in this novel.

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