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  • Wheels Stop: The Tragedies and Triumphs of the Space Shuttle Program, 1986-2011

  • Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Space
  • By: Rick Houston
  • Narrated by: James Killavey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 252
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 234
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Humanity's first reusable spacecraft and the most complex machine ever built, NASA's space shuttle debuted with great promise and as a dependable source of wonder and national pride. But with the Challenger catastrophe in 1986, the whole space shuttle program came into question, as did NASA itself, so long an institution that was seemingly above reproach. Wheels Stop tells the stirring story of how, after the Challenger disaster, the space shuttle not only recovered but went on to perform its greatest missions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finished it in three days!

  • By Ken on 01-07-16

Sing-Songy Narration is Maddening

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-18

The story is wonderful, and right up my interest alley. But the narrator is intolerable. Disappointing and I would like to return it:/

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Empire's Corps

  • By: Christopher G. Nuttall
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,863
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,858

The Galactic Empire is dying and chaos and anarchy are breaking out everywhere. After a disastrous mission against terrorists on Earth itself, Captain Edward Stalker of the Terran Marine Corps makes the mistake of speaking truth to power, telling one of the most powerful men in the Empire a few home truths. As a result, Captain Stalker and his men are unceremoniously exiled to Avalon, a world right on the Rim of the Empire. It should have been an easy posting...

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nuttall gets better and better

  • By David Strom on 12-25-14

If you like star force or ark royal, you'll dig it

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

Reviewed: 01-03-15

Yay it's freakin awesome, could not put it down. I Almost got my phone taken away for listening to this in class

8 of 9 people found this review helpful