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    • Behind Palace Doors

    • By: Colin Burgess
    • Narrated by: Bob Sinfield
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 117

    In this affectionate and often hilarious inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, her former equerry Major Colin Burgess reveals what life was like living with the most private of all the Royals. Behind Palace Doors is a unique and warmly remembered historic insight into one of our longest-surviving institutions. Constantly fascinating and packed with previously untold stories, this is also a celebration of a life gone - and a way of life fast disappearing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and very touching.

    • By Stephanie R. Gurschke on 10-29-12

    Regular price: $18.72

    • In the Shadow of the Moon

    • A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969
    • By: Francis French, Colin Burgess
    • Narrated by: Gary L. Willprecht
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    In the Shadow of the Moon tells the story of the most exciting and challenging years in spaceflight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their families, technicians, and scientists, as well as rarely seen Soviet and American government documents, the authors craft a remarkable story of the golden age of spaceflight as both an intimate human experience and a rollicking global adventure.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book for space afficionados

    • By Leslie F. on 04-21-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Fallen Astronauts

    • Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon
    • By: Colin Burgess, Kate Doolan
    • Narrated by: Mark Sando
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Near the end of the Apollo 15 mission, David Scott and fellow moonwalker James Irwin conducted a secret ceremony unsanctioned by NASA: they placed on the lunar soil a small tin figurine called The Fallen Astronaut, along with a plaque bearing a list of names. By telling the stories of those sixteen astronauts and cosmonauts who died in the quest to reach the moon between 1962 and 1972, this book enriches the saga of humankind's greatest scientific undertaking, Project Apollo, and conveys the human cost of the space race.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great History Lesson!

    • By Kay M Hawklee on 03-26-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Footprints in the Dust

    • The Epic Voyages of Apollo, 1969-1975
    • By: Colin Burgess, Richard F. Gordon Jr
    • Narrated by: Jerry Longe
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Meh

    • By d_francis on 02-13-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965

    • By: Francis French, Colin Burgess
    • Narrated by: John Gagnepain
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 22

    It was a time of bold new technology, historic moments, and international jousting on the final frontier. But it was also a time of human drama, of moments less public but no less dramatic in the lives of those who made the golden age of space flight happen. These are the moments and the lives that Into That Silent Sea captures, a book that tells the intimate stories of the men and women, American and Russian, who made the space race their own and gave the era its compelling character.

    Regular price: $24.95