His Master's Voice

  • by Stanislaw Lem
  • Narrated by Nick Sullivan
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is a witty and inventive satire of "men of science" and their thinking, as a team of scientists races to decode a mysterious message from space. "I had the feeling that I was standing at the cradle of a new mythology. A last will and testament...we as the posthumous heirs of Them...."

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Customer Reviews

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Excelent and entertaining

If you could sum up His Master's Voice in three words, what would they be?

Funny, entertaining, and intriguing.


What did you like best about this story?

That it worked so real and was entertaining.


Which scene was your favorite?

None specifically, but the introductions of some of the characters were brilliant


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The deception


Any additional comments?

Cool book.

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- Jakub

His Master-piece

Any additional comments?

This is by far the best book of Stanislaw Lem and to me the best SCI-FI book in general.
One can think of it as a anti-Contact from Carl Sagan. Although there is not much action here, Lem manages to tell an interesting story and push his ideas about how small and silly we people are in face of real problems and storyteller communication.
The book is hard to read (listen) but it leaves you with a seance of real discovery once you're done. Your views on humanity will not be the same ever again.

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- Rafal

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-24-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios