I think the Internet initially showed this might be possible but as the Internet of 2016 and the attitudes to climate change show us the public at large and the media are impatient and easily distracted and wouldn't have time for this despite the perspective it should have given them.
The narrator's character voices were quite distracting at times.
In a couple places, the story skipped - I had to pull up my physical copy to fill in the blanks. As always, a timeless story, always relevant, always beautiful. Carl Sagan captures a Noah's Arc kind of presentation; rich and well-informed reflections on the universe and the human condition, portrayed ever so simply.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful Would you consider the audio edition of Contact to be better than the print version? 1 of 1 people found this review helpful Would you listen to Contact again? I would definitely listen to Contact again and not just because it was a brilliant story or because I know I'm going to get more from revisiting it.
Perhaps the audio book can't convey a sense of awe as effectively as film or prose, but the story felt a little flat where it should have been inspiring.