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This is, quite literally, a detailed description of the events that happened between liftoff and splashdown. It's not a story about how the astronauts prepared, how they felt during the flight, or things NASA improved upon afterwards. That's something I happen to like in a book, but not all will.
The author has an odd obsession with comparing space events to boating terms and procedures.
46 of 47 people found this review helpful
A good telling of the story, quite detailed but stops abruptly. Could have done with a chapter on the post mission actions. Given it was written in 1972 this may not have actually been possible.
23 of 24 people found this review helpful
Gripping, at least for those who are technically minded. A brush up beforehand, on the design and construction of the Apollo service, command and lunar modules, would benefit the reader.
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I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this Audiobook and the details about the famous flight of Apollo 13. It gives much more detail than the film which doesn't make it better or worse, it's a nice little companion to help movie with the depth of what happened and what was said during the one the crew were nearly stranded in space.
If you enjoyed the film and would like to find out more I'd highly recommend this title and the narrator was pleasant to listen too and kept me glued to listening to the story unfolding.