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R. Chandler

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  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 86

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Apollo book I've listened to

  • By Angus Fitton on 09-08-18

excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-02-19

I loved it from start to finish. An often over looked event and story of it. Found myself going for more walks so I could keep listening.

  • Built for Speed

  • By: John McGuinness
  • Narrated by: Joe McGann
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 144

John McGuinness is one of the all-time giants of road racing, with a huge host of victories to his name. But his easy humour and down-to-earth attitude off the bike have always kept people guessing: what's the truth about the man inside the helmet that has kept him at the top of such a sport for over 20 years? His autobiography tells the whole story, from his humble beginnings in Morecambe and getting his first bike at the age of three, to working as a bricklayer and cockle fisherman before deciding to follow his dream, and finally to his many victories in the most dangerous sporting event on the planet.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • quality. true living legend. and all round top man

  • By mr on 05-05-17

fantastic

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-06-17

Very straight forward and from the heart. Only disappointment was that I had got to the finish.