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Carrying the Fire

An Astronaut's Journeys
Narrated by: David Colacci
Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
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In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 spacecraft to the moon.

Fifty years later, it is still one of the greatest achievements in human history.

In this remarkable memoir, a defining classic, Michael Collins conveys, in a very personal way, the drama, beauty, and humour of that adventure. He also traces his development from his first flight experiences in the air force, through his days as a test pilot, to his involvement in Project Gemini and his first spaceflight on Gemini 10. He presents an evocative picture of the famous Apollo 11 spacewalk, detailing the joys of flight and a new perspective on time, light, and movement from someone who has seen the fragile Earth from the other side of the moon.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Carrying the Fire by Michael Collins is the utterly absorbing and truly compelling classic account of what it was like to be a member of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

©2019 Michael Collins (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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  • Steve Royall
  • 01-07-2019

Second time around.

I first read this as a young 15 year old in 1975.
It made an impression on me then and has done so again in 2019.
A remarkable story of adventure grounded in the science and determination of getting man to walk on the surface of the moon.
It also goes into post moon landing and how the famous 3 led their lives in the wake of this world changing event.
I’ll be back for another read. I’ll probably not wait 44 years next time though.

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  • PHILIP MOUNTFORD
  • 29-07-2019

Brilliant

I thought this book would be too long to hold my interest. I was wrong.

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  • Roger Boyle
  • 28-07-2019

Moonstruck and Spellbinding

The story of the early Apollo missions through the eyes of Me Charl Collins. An astonishing achievement and hard to believe that it happened 50 years ago

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  • Boo Boo
  • 13-08-2019

Very Good.

Excellent and revealing account of both the author's life and his work.

Well written and narrated.