2001 : Space Odyssey

  • by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Space Odyssey
  • 6 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It has been 40 years since the publication of this classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars and ourselves. From the savannas of Africa at the dawn of mankind to the rings of Saturn as man adventures to the outer rim of our solar system, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a journey unlike any other.This allegory about humanity's exploration of the universe, and the universe's reaction to humanity, was the basis for director Stanley Kubrick's immortal film, and lives on as a hallmark achievement in storytelling.

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Excellent audio version but....

Please release 2010. I don't want to listen to the other two books before I hear the second book
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- Michael

"My God, it's full of stars"

Anyone even remotely interested in science-fiction, or science-fact for that matter, will love this book.

I first saw the movie during the 1970's, when I was still a young child, and a spark of imagination was ignited. This spark is now a raging inferno that will never be extinguished. Given my age at the time, I was left with gaps, unanswered questions. Years later, these gaps remained, even after seeing the movie again, and the sequel (2010: The Year We Make Contact). This was until I decided to buy the full set of 4 books. After that, these gaps were filled-in, and the questions answered.

Having now listened to the audio book version of this novel, these answers are much more apparent, almost blatently obvious, mainly because you have the opportunity to focus on details when it's read for you.

You are taken on a highly-visual (and detailed) exploration of one of many possible beginnings of mankind, and the Universe, a tour of our own Solar System, and beyond, stretching your imagination further than you thought possible. This is the only restraining factor.....your own imagination.

This is a true 'classic', it really does make you think.....\"What if......\"
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- DJ Morpheus

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-04-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio