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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Endurance by Scott Kelly.

From the NASA astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station - what it's like out there and what it's like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently.

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will.

Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal. He touches on what's happened to his body, the sadness of being isolated from everyone he loves, the pressures of constant close cohabitation, the catastrophic risks of colliding with space junk and the still more haunting threat of being absent should tragedy strike at home.

From a natural storyteller, Endurance is one of the finest examples of the triumph of the human imagination, the strength of the human will and the boundless wonder of the galaxy.

©2017 Scott Kelly (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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Brilliant insight behind the curtains!

A wonderful read about the early life, steps and a mentality necessary to succeed in any endeavour. Very well narrated by Kelly himself. Will definitely recommend it to my fellow uni space junkies.

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  • Rakel
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 01-30-18

Great book

Would you listen to Endurance again? Why?

Yes i will read or listen to this book again and again. in my pinion Scott Kelly is the right narrator for this book. i love it when the author is the narrator of their book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Endurance?

When a gorilla wa in space that was great

What does Scott Kelly bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Scott Kelly is the right man to reasd book

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it did make laugh and cry

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Good story, good narrator, crap audio quality

It is a very engaging story and full of insights into life on ISS. Scott Kelly does a good job narrating. To bad that the audio skips. I dont get how the publisher dont value their own product enough to have some quality control

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-17

Scott tells space from human perspective

My first read/listen of space from an astronaut, narrated by the man himself.
Enthralling and captivating, a great insight into a man, a dream and goal and overcoming all obstacles to reach that goal.
The Right Stuff is now in shopping a shopping bag, waiting for my ride home while drinking a good IPA.
Thank you to Scott for sharing his journey.

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  • Wendy
  • 07-26-18

brilliant

a brilliant story, narrated well and kept you interested all the way through, insightful honest and sometimes very amusing. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Barry Thomas
  • 07-05-18

An excellent story about life in space

Despite coming across as a little arrogant on times I can fully forgive him when you consider his start in live and what he has achieved. A truly remarkable story of a very poor education achievement followed by a ‘divine ah ha’ moment when he read The Right Stuff and suddenly finding a purpose and goal in life.

The details of life aboard the ISS were really interesting and it was so nice to have the author read his own book.

An excellent book and highly recommended.

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  • David
  • 06-26-18

exceptional story

Absolutely incredible book. Deeply inspiring and captivating from the first chapter. Very highly recommended. Scott's reading of the book makes this in my opinion! I wish he would read more books as his voice is very easy to listen to.

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  • Chris
  • 04-06-18

Amazing Story

Everybody in this planet should read/listen to this book. Scott , Thanks for this !

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  • P. Wyeth
  • 04-05-18

Everything about this audiobook is 5 star.

The story of Scott's life, his year in space, the entertaining story telling and Scott Kelly's reading. I love space and have read so much on the subject, but this book allowed me start to understand what going and being in space may be like and what it means. This is the first audiobook I'm going to relisten too.

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  • Marco Johnson
  • 02-23-18

Simply exceptionally

Such an inspirational story, so happy to have listened to it, the fact Scott narrates it himself is the icing on the cake. Leaves me wondering, how do i sign up to a mission myself?

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  • Good_Show_Old_Bean
  • 02-22-18

The Ultimate Preparation for a Year in Orbit

An exceptional individual with a unique perspective.

This book gives a brilliant insight into daily life as a NASA employee, and as an inhabitant of the International Space Station, as well as the facinating history of one man, from his somewhat humble beginnings and how he achieved his dreams. Scott's candour, honesty and unbridled realism is very refreshing, whether he is speaking about his years as a pilot, personal issues with his health and marriage, or daily maintenance to a space toilet.

Recommended to anyone seeking something different, inspirational or simply informative.

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  • J. Lawrence
  • 02-08-18

So much more than a diary

Brilliantly written, a reflection not just on a year in space but a life's journey and the challenges facing humanity. Can't recommend highly enough- Kelly is a brilliant man.

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  • Lucy
  • 02-06-18

Highly recommended

Loved this book. Entertaining, informative and educational. Once again, an autobiography read by the author which means the listener gets the best possible insight into the events described.

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  • Manch
  • 11-02-17

The next best thing to being an astronaut

Such a fascinating insight into the life of an astronaut. Amazing tales of what we take for granted on Earth and what you miss when in space.

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  • Magnus
  • 06-26-18

Inspirational, amazing and almost unbelievably true account!

This book was such a great journey with such great detail into the life of an astronaut. From his early days and every

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  • john grisinger
  • 05-23-18

Awesome Space Story

This is a great book about Scott Kelly and his career in NASA. The book goes back and forth chapter by chapter to his year in space and his earlier career experiences. There are quite a few 'laugh out loud' moments in the story as the book really is a roots and all look at his life and career.
Loved this book and it's narrated by the author so it really is a first hand account.
Great read.

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  • Marian
  • 03-15-18

Inspiring words from a brave man

What a treat to hear Scott Kelly's voice recounting his experiences in space. Highly recommend this to teens who may be wondering about there future as Scott relates his own journey. Having said that this is a fabulous book for anyone interested in space, adventure and exploration.