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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 65
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 61

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

Out of this world

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Reviewed: 20-07-18

That was a great read/listen even though I haven’t read any space books and am not familiar with NASA history. What struck me was the character of the astronauts and the challenging circumstances that made them who they are. I was also impacted by the astronauts decision to read from Genesis 1 when filming the ‘earth rise’ - it speaks volumes that 250,000 miles from earth, the reality of God and his creation was impressed upon those three men. I’m sure I’ll come back to this book again.

  • A Higher Loyalty

  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,069
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 982

In his forthcoming book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Respect

  • By sara on 18-04-18

White knight Comey

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Reviewed: 04-05-18

This was fascinating to listen to and I recommend to anyone interested in the workings of American politics or leadership in general.

  • Disrupted

  • Ludicrous Misadventures into the Tech Start-Up Bubble
  • By: Dan Lyons
  • Narrated by: Dan Lyons
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 264

Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old, and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? What could possibly go wrong?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you work in tech and are over the age of 35

  • By Mr Mask on 27-06-18

Funny, insightful and honest

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Reviewed: 31-05-17

I doubt there is a more funny, insightful and honest insight into the world of Silicon Valley start ups. Although the author clearly has a bee in his bonnet he is hilariously funny at some points. Dan for President!

  • Shoe Dog

  • A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  • By: Phil Knight
  • Narrated by: Norbert Leo Butz, Phil Knight - introduction
  • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 3,536
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,167
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 3,167

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wow. 10/10. A must for entrepreneurs...

  • By AJ the Tramp on 07-02-18

best business bio I've ever read

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Reviewed: 06-05-17

couldn't stop listening. recommend to anyone. whether you are interested in business or not you will take something from it.