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  • 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
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Story
    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

Informative and Inspiring

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2019

This is a "must-listen". It is very informative, offering a unique perspective of the events of the time, from the guy who was actually in the drivers seat. You know how some books you just can't put down, you have to keep on reading? Well, this audiobook is in that category for me.

It is well narrated, although it would have even better if Gene Kranz himself had narrated the book.

Highly recommended!