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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.
36 of 37 people found this review helpful
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.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
A great listen/read. I was half expecting that 'I knew it already', after studying this kind of stuff at university, but it is more than just a popular science book. The way the story of the cosmos is blended with human nature, evolution and the history of civilisation was brilliant. The narration by LeVar Burton is possibly the second best I've heard in an audiobook so far (just behind Peter Kenny) and the final two chapters are very thought provoking and really make me reconsider a lot of what I thought it was to be a member of this planet.
Thoroughly recommended to anyone, not just those with an interest in science.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Still relevant after all these years. Wonderfully narrated. A must have audio book for everyone.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
a stellar performance that blew me away with a big bang. download this now. it's one small click for you but a giant leap for your consciousness' (event) horizon.