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  • Spaceman

  • An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
  • By: Mike Massimino
  • Narrated by: Mike Massimino
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 67

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that's about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you're about to make will inadvertently ruin humankind's chance to unlock the universe's secrets? Mike Massimino has been there, and in Spaceman he puts you inside the suit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Mark on 21-09-18

Brilliant and powerful

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-02-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Everything about this book and it's narration is fantastic, but the raw emotion that comes through as Mike Massimino reads his own words is special. The highs and the lows, you not only hear but feel.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Spaceman?

Not wanting to ruin it for anyone but a rare tear came to my eye as he recalled his father and the special bond that formed between his dad and the astronaut corps.

Which character – as performed by Mike Massimino – was your favourite?

Autobiography read by author - so...Massimino!

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both - and that is very rare for me.