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A wonderful account of the role of women in the development of space technology. It describes the path to equal opportunity in the United States.
Hidden figures is a great story which has been very well written and narrated. Must read for every one to know perseverance can move mountains even in the most difficult and challenging times ! Motivating !!!
This book details the struggles and determination of a group of black women to be recognised for their worth. Brilliant mathematicians, they were housed in their own department and endured humiliating segregation socially despite working alongside white male colleagues.
What's really interesting about this book is that it examines the impact of the women becoming successful- good and bad.
The narrative is provided warmly but the underlying steel of the book shines through the narration and it beautifully brings the story to life.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I found this audio book to be a laudible, well-researched series of biographies of mid-century African-American women and American civil history.
Unfortunately I am a literary dullard with a short span of attention. I was simply hoping for a cracking good listen about African American women and their involvement in the Space-race.
After 2 hours listening to the biographies, delivered by Robin Miles in a low-key narration style, sadly I gave up.
I really wanted to enjoy this audiobook, but lost enthusiasm to invest more time trying.
Sorry Ms Miles.
Lovers of biographies will enjoy and be fully engaged by this book.
What i liked - average story narrated amazingly.
What i disliked - the story is about what happened to the african-american women who helped NASA win the space race and not on how they helped win the race. If you want to read about the how each one of the characters evolved on a personal front rather than what challenges they faced and how they resolved it, then read along.
Average story but Robin did a great job narrating it. Will definitely go down as one of the best narration i have heard on audible.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
A fascinating piece of history that needed to be told and was told extremely well.