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I thought this was a really interesting book, and I enjoyed it. I learned a lot about the space program during the '60's. I had no idea of the different problems or situations that they had in the space program. It was interesting to learn about the different personality types that become astronauts, and how they interacted. If you are interested in space, or just enjoy non-fiction, I recommend giving this book a try. I listened to the Audible version and enjoyed the narration.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would recommend this to any NASA history geek.
What did you like best about this story?
The true depth that the authors went into. Most books focus 80/20 mission/crew. This was far more balanced, even leaning more towards the crew angle. It also truly examines what went on, as opposed to what seemed to go on. (Such as why Wally seemed cranky on Apollo VII, and the real reasons behind his behavior, as well as the fact that his "crankiness" was seriously over-hyped and made out to be far worse than the transcripts show it to have been.)
Which character – as performed by Gary L. Willprecht – was your favorite?
Given the subject matter and his style of narrating, that's not really applicable. I do love his narration though.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The description of the pain felt by those who knew the crew of Apollo 1. Also, the landing of Apollo 11 still gives me goosebumps
Any additional comments?
I've read "Moon Shot", "Failure is not an Option", and "A Man on the Moon", to name a few. Yet I still learned a great deal about that era from this book.