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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Ask an Astronaut by Tim Peake, read by Robin Ince with an introduction by the author.

The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one best-selling author of Hello, is this planet Earth?

How does it feel to orbit the earth ten times faster than a speeding bullet?
What’s it like to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in space?
And where to next - the Moon, Mars or beyond?

Ask an Astronaut is Tim’s personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.

Accessible, in-depth, and written with his characteristic warmth, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of his mission. From training to launch, from his historic spacewalk to re-entry, he reveals for listeners of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his ground-breaking experiments, and the wonders of day-to-day life on board the International Space Station.

Tim is pleased to announce that, as with his previous book, he will be donating royalties received from the book to The Prince’s Trust.

'Narrating Tim Peake's [Ask an Astronaut] was a delightful adventure in understanding how and why humans journey into space, as well as an epic voyage in learning how to pronounce Russian names. I feel more ready to go into space than I have ever done, though I'm not quite sure I'll get through the training process.... A beautiful look at our desire to go beyond our terrestrial gravity.' - Robin Ince

©2017 Tim Peake (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Everything you ever wanted to know about life in space." ( The Times)
"Amazing... a brilliant book." (Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2)
"Narrating Tim Peake's [ Ask an Astronaut] was a delightful adventure in understanding how and why humans journey into space, as well as an epic voyage in learning how to pronounce Russian names. I feel more ready to go into space than I have ever done, though I'm not quite sure I'll get through the training process... a beautiful look at our desire to go beyond our terrestrial gravity." (Robin Ince)

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  • steeledarren1973
  • 10-25-17

A good informative listen.

I'm an avid follower of what Tim Peake and his fellow astronauts did on the Principa mission to the ISS. This book told me a lot of things I already knew but quite a lot that I didn't about life aboard the ISS. An interesting listen indeed.

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  • Heide Pothier
  • 03-22-18

Tim Peake Fan Club

Great book about space and what astronauts have to endure to become astronauts.Myself and my 8 year old really enjoyed it.

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  • Bob Upndown
  • 01-05-18

Everything you always wanted to know...

What a fabulous book! I hung on every word. A truly fabulous yet accessible account.

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  • Daniel J Eaton
  • 12-20-17

very interesting

really enjoyed this book, I liked the q&a style but the depth of answers and the order they were placed it gave it a very good flow and logical order

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  • jan
  • 11-09-17

Brilliant

Great book. I Loved the format. His voice is great to listen to as well.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-18

Great listen

No real prior interest in space but I found this to be a really engaging listen which I thoroughly enjoyed

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  • Neil J. Pearson
  • 07-19-18

fascinating facts about space travel and science

the Q&A format works well and makes for a quick listen. always good to hear firsthand accounts from these rare individuals. you appreciate the amount of planning and preparation that goes into these missions along with small details like food, sleep and exercise. The narration is really good but it's a shame Tim couldn't narrate himself as he is good at public speaking and would have added authenticity to the audiobook.

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  • samantha
  • 07-09-18

Truly fascinating

Just mind blowing how these great people live and work in space. I couldn’t stop listening to this book. Tim peak is a British legend and hearing him explain his experiences in space is amazing and inspirational. 10/10

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  • Emily
  • 07-09-18

Very informative and interesting!

After listening to Tim peak I've discovered a desire to become a astronaut that I never knew I had!
Brilliant book and nice calming narration.

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  • AGO
  • 07-01-18

ISS great.

Learnt so much about space and the ISS. Great insight to the minutiae of how the ISS is run and life onboard as well as the buildup and the return to Earth is an astronaut .

And you can never get tired of listening to Robin Ince from the Infinite monkey cage.