Pale Blue Dot

  • by Carl Sagan
  • Narrated by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
  • 13 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"FASCINATING . . . MEMORABLE . . . REVEALING . . . PERHAPS THE BEST OF CARL SAGAN''S BOOKS." --The Washington Post Book World (front page review)In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier--space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race."TAKES READERS FAR BEYOND Cosmos . . . Sagan sees humanity''s future in the stars." --Chicago TribuneIntroductory music from the original score for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey composed by Alan Silvestri, used with permission from Cosmos Studios, Inc. and Chappers Music. All rights reserved. Special thanks to Fuzzy Planets, Inc.

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It's Carl and Annie!!!! What a treasure!!

When does an unabridged audiobook come out for the first time 20 years after its author has died using the author's narrative voice? It's almost unheard of in the audiobook world, and yet in this case it happened. And it's not just any author--it's none other than the greatest popularizer of science of the 20th century---Carl Sagan.
"Pale Blue Dot" was the only book Carl ever did an audio recording of before his untimely death in 1996. It was an abridged version on audiocassette, now long out-of-print.
Now, his four decades-long co-writer, "Cosmos" collaborator, love of his life, and surviving wife Annie Druyan has found Carl's original master recordings of his voice and has filled in to make the first unabridged recording of this book---a book long famous for the soliloquy-excerpt bearing the same name, now deservedly a part of modern pop science culture. "Consider again that dot." I always will, Carl. Thank you for this, Annie! Thank you, Carl. You are proof that, although life isn't fair, good things sometimes happen to deserving, good people.
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- Dusty Rhoads

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This is Carl Sagan, reading his own words. A time capsule. What could not be recovered from his original reading is loving read by his wife and partner, Ann, with such passion it almost hurts. Carl Sagan is unparalleled in his ability to inform while inviting you to explore the possibilities and wind through your own imagination. Many have tried to emulate his works, with limited success. If you want to learns facts while begin talked down to, grab a Neil DeGrasse Tyson book. If you want to have your hand taken by someone who wants you to know, and who wants you to think outside of the box, all the while guiding you on an exploration beyond your wildest dreams, listen to the master: Carl Sagan. You will not be disappointed.

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- Loren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-30-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio