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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ask an Astronaut by Tim Peake, read by Robin Ince with an introduction by the author.

The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one best-selling author of Hello, is this planet Earth?

How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?
What’s it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?
And where to next - the Moon, Mars or beyond?

Ask an Astronaut is Tim’s personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.

Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for listeners of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station.

Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, he will be donating royalties received from the book to The Prince’s Trust.

'Narrating Tim Peake's [Ask an Astronaut] was a delightful adventure in understanding how and why humans journey into space, as well as an epic voyage in learning how to pronounce Russian names. I feel more ready to go into space than I have ever done, though I'm not quite sure I'll get through the training process.... A beautiful look at our desire to go beyond our terrestrial gravity.' - Robin Ince

©2017 Tim Peake (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space." ( The Times)
"Amazing... a brilliant book." (Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2)
"Narrating Tim Peake's [ Ask an Astronaut] was a delightful adventure in understanding how and why humans journey into space, as well as an epic voyage in learning how to pronounce Russian names. I feel more ready to go into space than I have ever done, though I'm not quite sure I'll get through the training process... a beautiful look at our desire to go beyond our terrestrial gravity." (Robin Ince)

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  • steeledarren1973
  • 25-10-2017

A good informative listen.

I'm an avid follower of what Tim Peake and his fellow astronauts did on the Principa mission to the ISS. This book told me a lot of things I already knew but quite a lot that I didn't about life aboard the ISS. An interesting listen indeed.

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  • Heide Pothier
  • 22-03-2018

Tim Peake Fan Club

Great book about space and what astronauts have to endure to become astronauts.Myself and my 8 year old really enjoyed it.

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  • Bob Upndown
  • 05-01-2018

Everything you always wanted to know...

What a fabulous book! I hung on every word. A truly fabulous yet accessible account.

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  • Daniel J Eaton
  • 20-12-2017

very interesting

really enjoyed this book, I liked the q&a style but the depth of answers and the order they were placed it gave it a very good flow and logical order

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  • jan
  • 09-11-2017

Brilliant

Great book. I Loved the format. His voice is great to listen to as well.

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  • chimneyman
  • 19-09-2018

The life and times of astronauts laid bare

There's not much to say really - the story was totally fascinating and the writer/narrator sounds like a really good bloke.

But I wouldn't want to follow in his footsteps!

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  • Keith Robertson
  • 11-09-2018

Definitely worth listening, you'll learn something

Right place at the right time.
Not what I had expected, life in a tin can 250 miles up from home. Space is not for the faint hearted getting there just the start.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-09-2018

Wonderfully inquisitive man, wonderfully simple book!

I met Tim Peake a few months ago when the company I work for hosted a Q and A with him in collaboration with the Prince's Trust. I was struck by his charisma and quiet, confident positivity. Therefore, I decided to download this book. Simple enough to inspire the creativity and imagination of children and in depth enough to do the same for adults, it's a wonderfully envigorating listen.

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  • Kate Johnson
  • 28-08-2018

Fantastic

Fascinating to learn all about Space and Tim Peake's adventure. I learnt about things that I'd never thought about before. The narration is great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-08-2018

Great listen

No real prior interest in space but I found this to be a really engaging listen which I thoroughly enjoyed