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  • Truth, Lies, and O-Rings

  • Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
  • By: Allan J. McDonald, James R. Hansen - contributor
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29

On a cold January morning in 1986, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Challenger, despite warnings against doing so by many individuals including Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on live television moments after launch remains an indelible image in the nation's collective memory. In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A great look into what happened

  • By Daniel L Carmony on 08-16-18

Excellent!! Lots of detail!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-18

Excellent listen. Lots of information presented in a way that I believe most people would be able to follow. If you ever wanted to know the WHOLE story behind Challenger, this is it!!

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  • The Pentagon's Brain

  • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
  • By: Annie Jacobsen
  • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
  • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,074

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history of the organization, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain", from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I expceted but thats not a bad thing

  • By dfcgts on 09-30-15

Eye opening to say the least!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-16

Annie has done an enormous amount of research and presents it in a clear, concise way that is also a pleasure to listen to.
This book should be required reading/listening prior to being allowed to vote!