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  • The X-15 Rocket Plane

  • Flying the First Wings into Space
  • By: Michelle L. Evans
  • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
  • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    5 out of 5 stars 11

With the Soviet Union's launch of the first Sputnik satellite in 1957, the Cold War soared to new heights as Americans feared losing the race into space. The X-15 Rocket Plane tells the enthralling yet little-known story of the hypersonic X-15, the winged rocket ship that met this challenge and opened the way into human-controlled spaceflight. Drawing on interviews with those who were there, Michelle Evans captures the drama and excitement of, yes, rocket science.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Epic!!

  • By Beau on 18-01-2019

Epic!!

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Reviewed: 18-01-2019

Just epic! A true tale of humanity pushing the limits of what is possible and finding we have potential!

  • Failure Is Not an Option

  • Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
  • By: Gene Kranz
  • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
  • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 83

Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Jspaull on 05-05-2017

Makes you wish you were American

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Reviewed: 05-09-2018

I've always been happy to have been born in Australia, that is until this book. Hearing about the obstacles they overcame and horrors they witnessed in the pursuit of furthering mankinds reach in our universe is truly inspiring and makes me wish I was part of the adventure.
If you like having goosebumps then definitely worth a read

  • Rocket Men

  • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
  • By: Robert Kurson
  • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
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    5 out of 5 stars 45
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    5 out of 5 stars 45

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the moon by President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It would scrap its usual methodical approach and risk everything on a sudden launch, sending the first men in history to the moon - in just four months. 

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A familiar story, well told

  • By Peter on 13-05-2018

Mindblowing!!!

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Reviewed: 30-07-2018

Never has my stomach been twisted in anxiety as much as listening to the brave souls out there pushing our species to the stars! Epic book and makes you proud to be human!!!

  • The Martian

  • By: Andy Weir
  • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,413
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,131
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    5 out of 5 stars 4,129

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive - and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plainold "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unique, Funny, Genuine.

  • By Anthony on 19-03-2014

Great

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Reviewed: 26-03-2016

Awesome performance and a great story! The complex calculations throughout really make my brain happy

  • Magician's Gambit

  • The Belgariad, Book 3
  • By: David Eddings
  • Narrated by: Cameron Beierle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 161
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 151

Ce'Nedra, Imperial Princess of Tolnedra, is confused. Everyone knows the tales of the Orb protecting the West from the evil god Torak are just silly legends. But here she is, forced to join a quest to recover that stolen Orb. No one believes in sorcery, but Garion's aunt and grandfather seem to be the fabled sorcerers Polgara and Belgarath. Even young Garion is learning to do sorcery. He's just a farm boy, totally unsuitable for an Imperial Princess. Yet for some reason, she has the urge to comfort him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Excellent Eddings Book

  • By Anonymous User on 03-03-2019

audio quality?

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Reviewed: 26-03-2016

Was a terrific story but the first book in the series sounded quite clear and crisp, the rest however have dropped in quality and make it less pleasurable to listen