The Last Man On the Moon

  • by Eugene Cernan
  • Narrated by Eugene Cernan
  • 5 hrs and 10 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the story of a unique American hero who came of age as an astronaut during the few dramatic years when man reached the moon. Cernan's career spanned the entire Apollo program, from the tragic fire that killed three of his comrades on Apollo 1, through the moment when he left man's last footprint on the moon as commander of Apollo 17.This is the inside story of how space was conquered, and at what price. Cernan writes candidly not only about the program, but about the high divorce rate among the astronauts, the loss of family privacy that came with celebrity, and the ever-present shadows of death and failure.

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Yet Another Perspective

There are points in this book in which Cernan describes being on the moon and a VIBE comes across that is truly amazing. I have read/listened to many different accounts of the Apollo missions, but there is something about this one by Cernan that really stuck with me. Much of what he writes I already knew about, but the bits that I hadn't heard of - and especially, the "vibe" - made this book a real treat to listen to.

Sometimes it's better to let someone else narrate an author's work, however this isn't one of those times. Cernan's own voice adds a lot to the experience.
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- Shellbin

A great story

I loved Gene's impression of Deke Slayton. This was a fun, candid read that was interesting and kept my attention up the whole time. It was a good mixture of factual information and human touchy-feely stuff. I've read many other books about Apollo and was a little doubtful that this would have any new or interesting information. I was not disappointed though!
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- Yon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2009
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio