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Gregory Nole

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Endurance audiobook cover art

An incredible feat, in his own voice

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

Reviewed: 09-21-18

The story itself is interesting to those like me who have had a fascination with space and astronauts since the days of Gemini. While today we take space flight for granted and casually discuss going to Mars, Scott Walker brings new insights into the difficulties of working just a few hundred miles let alone millions of miles for years on end. Not just technical but physical, biological and emotional difficulties of human long term space flight. Well described and well read. Scott has the clipped crisp style you’d expect of a NASA veteran, which adds to the book by turning it into a first person story.

The Path Between the Seas audiobook cover art

Not McCullough's best and reader was draggy

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-13

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

The story is interesting, but unlike the Brooklyn Bridge, the back story was not as interesting and McCullough went into long passages of tangential material. I'm a big McCullough fan but this was longer than necessary. And it was made all the worse by a reader who was so painfully slow, you could nap between his sentences. It was like listing to a 45RPM recording at 33. It was 31 hours worth of listing that could have been done in 2/3 the time if the reader had picked up the pace. It was so draggy my mind would wander between passages.

What didn’t you like about Nelson Runger’s performance?

His slow pace was a terrible distraction.

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