A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • by Andrew Chaikin
  • Narrated by Bronson Pinchot
  • 22 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016
This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail.


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The best one so far...

I've listened to various books detailing the glory days of American space flight looking for the one that would tell the story of the Apollo missions with just the right balance of technical detail, human warmth and...awe. I know that the Apollo astronauts least favourite question was 'What was it like up there?' but of course, I still want to know - and Andrew Chaikin does a fantastic job of telling me.

If you're going to listen to this book here's a tip - search Google for 'Apollo Lunar Surface Journal' on your web browser while you do. It contains every picture from every mission plus word-for-word transcripts of the entire journey. Break out and immerse yourself there and in the full-length capsule recovery videos on YouTube...then come back to the book - you won't regret it!
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- Sam

A great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you have any interest in the History of the Apollo program this book is a must read. Very well researched and written I was disappointed to finish it so soon

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- Quincy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audiobooks.com