Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Enough to Count: "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan.

Enough to Count: Cosmos by Carl Sagan, 1980 with 2017 audio production, download from Audible.

Man was that guy long-winded. Read by LeVar Reading Rainbow Burton. I wonder if LeVar had to pause and say, "Will this ever end?!" like I did.

My family listened to the audio version on our family vacation drive out to Wyoming. We wanted Neil Tyson's updated TV version of Cosmos and the enjoyed that. My wife checked this one out using an Audible trial because the boys dig science topics. 

I know Cosmos was a landmark book and television series. Maybe that is why what Sagan writes about seems old hat. His influence was so great that the topics of space, physics, human history, human development, human effects on earth are common knowledge. I actually prefer to think that I am so brilliant that much of what he covered I had heard before.

The I Am The Brilliant Gerard is the obvious answer.

Anyhoo. Not much to say. Very interesting topics but Sagan droned on and talked about the same things over and over. I had no choice but to listen.

1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

Yes. His COSMOS series was a pale, dreary imitation of James Burke's CONNECTIONS.