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An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry - and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame - Garriott invented the multi-player online game, and coined the term "Avatar" to describe an individual's online character.

A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Garriott has used the fortune he amassed from the gaming business to embark on a number of thrilling expeditions. He has plumbed the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, and in 2008 became one of the first private citizens to be launched into space. Richard has been one of the foremost pioneers of the private space industry, investing his time and energy into making space travel more accessible.

In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites listeners on the great adventure that is his life. An audacious genius with an insatiable curiosity and an irrepressible playfulness, Garriott takes listeners on an unforgettable intellectual experience that is enlightening, adventurous, and fun.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Garriott Research, Inc. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Masterpiece of Inspiration

Last time I was not able to stop listening to an audio book was when I was listening to the Martian by Andy Weir.

Richard's book is beyond inspiring!

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The Modern Day Explorer

Richard Garriott is a great example of a modern say explorer. I am a fan of videogames, and an interview between Richard Garriott and gaming news engine IGN is how I found out about him and his book. Great story and would recommend!

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wow<br />

what an amazing person with a great view of life, i wasnt expecting much honestly but boy was i surpised

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An incredible Life.

A life story worth listening to, was enthralled from beginning to end. Very highly recommended!