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Apollo

Narrated by: Bob Souer
Length: 18 hrs and 15 mins
5 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Apollo is the behind-the-scenes story of an epic achievement. Based on exhaustive research that included many exclusive interviews, Apollo tells how America went from a standing start to a landing on the moon at a speed that now seems impossible. It describes the unprecedented engineering challenges that had to be overcome to create the mammoth Saturn V and the facilities to launch it. It takes you onto the gantries at Cape Canaveral and behind the consoles of Houston's Mission Control as it relives the tragedy of the fire on Apollo 1, the first descent to the lunar surface, and the rescue of Apollo 13

A story of daring bordering on recklessness on the ground and life-and-death decisions made in seconds during the flights, Apollo captures the drama of humans leaving Earth for the first time.

©2004 Charles Murray and Catherine Bly Cox (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • doublej
  • SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY, United States
  • 06-04-19

pretty unbelievable - and true !

amazing and true story. might just have to listen to it again immediately. in honor of the 50th anniversary I'd encourage any and all to consume this fantastic history.

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Breathtaking

Absolutely incredible, inspiring narrative. informative, but not dry. Great Narration too. I cannot express enough how amazing the story of the Apollo Program is. The problems they overcame, to include time constraints and dealing with designing such a dangerous program relatively safely from the ground up... I cannot recommend this enough. Please. Give it a listen.

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Winner of space race descriptive literature

The narrator and the material are an unbeatable combination. If you only have one work on the US space race, this should be the one.

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Great insight into the Apollo programme

A thoroughly enjoyable recounting of the Apollo programme, from the early 60's through to the final Apolo flight, Apollo 17

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  • Garageiste
  • 07-09-19

Great story, well told

Comprehensive yet thoroughly engaging, the extraordinary achie ments of the manned lunar missions are of a bygone era.