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  1. says:

    I don’t read very many nonfiction books and I haven’t listened to many audiobooks but I’m sure that this one will remain one of my favorites in both categories Before I listened to this book when I thought of space missions and the moon I thought of the moon landing and Apollo 11 the planting of the American flag Nei

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    Space planets NASA are not usually subjects to which I gravitateSo why then did I not want this book to end finished it ready eyes and gave it all the stars? Well for one I'm firmly convinced this author cannot w

  3. says:

    Absolutely loved this book A meticulous uplifting pardon the pun and beautifully written account of Apollo 8 an

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    Before Apollo Eleven landed on the Moon astronauts had to prove they could actually get there This was the record breaking mission of Apollo EightThe first men who;left Earth's orbitflew to the Moonorbited the Moon

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    Although I’d known about NASA’s Apollo 8 circumlunar mission my knowledge was very very superficial Robert Kurson takes the reader inside the mission with words that describe the incredible power and complexities of the Saturn V rocket that astronauts Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders rode to the moon on their incredible voyage i

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    I went into this book with hesitation—spacecraft and rockets are not my usual cup of tea Understanding so little about them I feared I would either be bored stiff or totally lost confused by technical terms that would go over my head I was neither bored nor confused The book is directed toward the layman and SO exciting you simply do not want to put it down Give the book a bit of time Don’t even consider dropping the book until Decembe

  7. says:

    Rocket Men is the masterfully depicted tale of the three courageous astronauts who pioneered humankinds’ first trip to the moon and the NASA engineers and other employees who made such a journey possible 1968

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    How is it even possible to make a book about space that I don't love? Here are some ways Continuous unrepentant use of idioms and clichés If yo

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    This is an amazing story made even amazing by Ray Porter's excellent narration I can't help but feel that much like 1968 when this tale took place we need this kind of patriotic inspiring story to get us through this tough time And then I see something like this proposed Trump July 4th parade and I think to myself this is NOT what we need right nowSorry to get political These men were patriots they were brave and they

  10. says:

    Comprehensive story but I think I should have had a paper copy The audio didn’t keep my attention

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review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Robert Kurson

Ssassinations of MLK and RFK the Chicago DNC riots the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman Jim Lovell and Bill Anders and their wives and children this is a vivid gripping you are there narrative that shows anew the epic danger involved and the singular bravery it took for man to leave Earth for the first time and to arrive at a new wor. How is it even possible to make a book about space that I don t love Here are some ways Continuous unrepentant use of idioms and clich s If you re uoting someone or deliberately reflecting the patterns of speech of your subjects think Tom Wolfe in The Right Stuff that s one thing If you re reaching for the easiest phrase in the phrasebook that s lazy This was definitely not the former Indistinguishable voices Every line of this book felt uniform in tone and pattern This doesn t ever happen in real life and I always notice when I m fifty or a hundred pages into a book and can t even remember which character said which line in a dialogue because they all sound identical and have done so throughout Invisible research This is ostensibly a book documenting actual things which happened In space And yet I was about a uarter of the way in before I found the first evidence of research uotation marks block uotes footnotes asterisks end note citations lines like in early interviews x was prone to saying y And there were only a handful of moments throughout this book s hundreds of collective pages when Kurson made reference to documentation I literally had no clue that this book was based on interviews until I read the author s note at the very end of the book I received an early copy so there were no appendices or indices or end matter other than that note so there might be to find in future finished editions HOWEVER It won t ever be enough to salvage the book from its lack of internal cues throughout And it bothers me that Kurson adopted a journalist s supposedly objective reporting voice for conveying the internal feelings of people who have long since died and never recorded their feelings about these events in public And just like the dialogue these italicized internal thoughts felt uniform They felt like Kurson s voice It felt like a lie every time Poor Susan Kurson was clearly interested in developing her character and he repeatedly REPEATEDLY notes how much Frank loves her And I really think there probably is something fascinating about her but her development of Alzheimer s means that she was not able to contribute her own thoughts and feelings to this book Which means that every line and thought attributed to her struck me as you guessed it artificial As projections of Kurson s own thoughts and feelings Telling not showing I honestly can t remember a single evocative image from this book It consists of hundreds of pages of Kurson telling his readers that things happened without him conveying or evoking the emotion of those moments If you re not going to saturate your book with research or are going to base it entirely upon personal interviews conveyed anecdotally and without confirmation and you re not going to try and impress upon your readers the experience of the moment what s left You re not a McCullough or a Wolfe obviously If I d had a hand in editing this book I would have recommended trimming the summarizing waaaaay back and finding a compelling through line This book has no narrative heart It s technically correct in many ways but always tediousI read sections of this book aloud to my roomies while at a graduate course intensive They found it reductive in its approach to women and the idiomsclich s frustrating to parse

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The inside lesser known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission Apollo 8 mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968 A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers In early 1968 the Apollo program was on shaky footing President Kennedy's end of decade deadline to put a man. Absolutely loved this book A meticulous uplifting pardon the pun and beautifully written account of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts who made Man s first Journey to the moon I knew when one of my friends here at Goodreads whose reviews I respect and love reviewed and rated this book 5 stars that it was one I wanted to get my hands on sooner rather than later and was so happy to have sourced this one on AudibleI read this along with my husband and we discussed and marvelled over the details every day and to be honest I am going to miss the suspense and drama and company of this wonderful book Robert Kurson tells the story of the Apollo 8 and its crew and their amazing and riveting first mission to the MoonThis book reminded me in ways of my reaction to the book Unbroken A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption and while both books are totally different I wondered going into this one did I really want to read a book about Rockets and space and the moon and yet the moment I started listening to this book I was hooked I enjoyed reading about the men and their families the challenges that they and their families and NASA faced with this mission What it meant to Science and the average Joe all over the world I wasn t very familiar with the Apollo 8 and the Astronauts but obviously knew they flew a very successful mission and yet the suspense created in this account had me totally gripped and at times so anxious for these guys although I already knew the outcome of the mission On finishing this book I was as proud of the Rocket men as every American must have been back on Christmas 1968This is my second book by this author I also enjoyed his book Pirate Hunters Treasure Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate ShipReally enjoyed the sense of time and place and the reminders of events and people mentioned in the book Above all I loved reading and discussing this one with my husband who is a huge fan of all things space and science and he found this an entertaining and informative read too The audio read by Ray Porter and Robert Kurson and was extremely easy to listen to and the narration really added to my enjoyment of this book

review ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Robert Kurson

On the Moon was in jeopardy and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race By August 1968 with its back against the wall NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens With just four months to prepare a fraction of the normal time the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon In a year of historic violence and discord the Tet offensive the a. Before Apollo Eleven landed on the Moon astronauts had to prove they could actually get there This was the record breaking mission of Apollo EightThe first men who left Earth s orbitflew to the Moonorbited the Moonsaw the far sidemapped the landing siteand returned safely to EarthThe year 1968 was a disaster for America and the world Dissent revolution the assassinations of Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy the unraveling of Vietnam the riots in Chicago all were pulling the country apart and the Russians had planned to get to the Moon first If this happened the Russians would remain first in all aspects of the Space RaceThen NASA planned the impossible launch Apollo Eight for a Lunar orbit to arrive by Christmas 1968 With only four months for planning everyone prepared to beat the Russians to the Moon It all began with President KennedyApollo had a single goal perhaps the greatest and most audacious ever conceived to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth In 1961 President John F Kennedy had committed the United States to achieving this goal by the end of the decade Never had a inspiring promise been made to the American people or one that could be so easily verifiedThis is a marvelously crafted record of not just the Apollo Eight flight but on all the newsworthy events of 1968 that drove the astronauts to achieve their missionEnjoy