Moon Shot

  • by Dan Parry
  • Narrated by John Chancer
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

‘It didn’t matter that they were now three miles beyond their target site, that communications were dropping out and that they were running low on fuel. All that mattered to Neil as he searched for a safe spot to land was that boulders littered the surface below. “Thirty seconds,” called mission control. In truth, the flight controllers were now no more than spectators, just like everybody else. No more needed to be said. It was down to Armstrong.
’It was the ultimate journey and the last great adventure, but no one knew if they were coming back.
On 20 July 1969 millions of people around the world held their breath as a human being looked back at them from the surface of the Moon. Yet who were these men risking so much while the world watched? How did the passionate Buzz Aldrin, inscrutable Michael Collins and enigmatic Neil Armstrong learn to depend on one another as they endured the most intense period of their lives?
From the personal tragedies and triumphs they encountered along the way to the mission's terrifying climax, Moon Shot – now also a major TV factual-drama – draws on interviews with many of the leading participants and hundreds of hours of archive material to tell the complete and compelling true story of an event that captured the imagination of generations, then and now.

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Over The Moon

Excellently written and entertainingly narrated, Moon Shot strikes a balance between in-depth technical descriptions of the Apollo missions and the human story of the men and women involved.

It documents one of the most monumental achievements in human history that everyone should appreciate and know more about.

I would recommend this book to anyone.
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- Miles

Fascinating background to the greatest adventure

Balances the human and the science wonderfully. At first the jumping of the timeline jars but it makes more sense later on.

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- balbs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-02-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks