Footprints in the Dust

  • by Colin Burgess, Richard F. Gordon Jr
  • Narrated by Jerry Longe
  • 17 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11, as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the moon, Footprints in the Dust offers a thorough, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions. The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with key figures in the space program, the authors convey the human drama and chart the technological marvels that went into the Apollo missions. They also put the accomplishments of American spaceflight into historical context, examining the competitive space race with the Soviet Union, the roles of politics and personality in launching the mission, and the consequences, practical and profound, of this giant leap for mankind.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Meh

Beginning was fantastic. Second half was rather boring list of dates names and not much about the actual program just what people did after it.
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- d_francis

Not about Apollo

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone interested in Soviet history.


What do you think your next listen will be?

Not sure, but I might cancel my membership over this dreck.


Have you listened to any of Jerry Longe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He has a nice voice, but someone needs to tell him to drink water when he records. His mouth clicks were so annoying.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Confusion as to why it's called the "stories of Apollo" but the 2nd chapter was all Soviet space-race history. I thought I purchased a book about the US space missions.


Any additional comments?

This book S U C K E D!!! I want my monthly free credit back.

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- Jason

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2014
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks