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    • Rocket Men

    • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 137

    In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the moon was in danger, and the Soviets were pulling ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with their back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap their usual methodical approach. With just a few months to prepare, they would send a crew to the Moon by December 1968. In a year of dramatic violence and discord - the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots - the Apollo 8 mission was a stark test of what America was capable of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Men Who Saved 1968

    • By Gillian on 04-04-18
    • The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter, Robert Kurson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 144 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Shadow Divers

    • Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,536

    In 1991, acting on a tip from a local fisherman, two scuba divers discovered a sunken German U-boat, complete with its crew of 60 men, not too far off the New Jersey coast. The divers, realizing the momentousness of their discovery, began probing the mystery. Over the next six years, they became expert and well-traveled researchers, taught themselves German, hunted for clues in Germany, and constructed theories corrective of the history books, all in an effort to identify this sunken U-boat and its crew.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GRIPPING!

    • By Douglas on 07-03-04
    • Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,120 ratings

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Pirate Hunters

    • Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,756
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,750

    Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. While he was at large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th century, Bannister's exploits would have been more notorious than Blackbeard's, more daring than Kidd's, but his story and his ship have been lost to time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Gold

    • By Mel on 06-24-15
    • Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 06-16-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2,986 ratings

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Crashing Through

    • A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197

    Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem-cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding!

    • By K. R. Phillips on 06-27-07
    • A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Doug Ordunio
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 04-30-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 454 ratings

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Shadow Divers

    • Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 333
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, braving depths that induced hallucinatory effects, they pushed themselves to their limits and beyond, brushing against death more than once in the rusting hulks of sunken ships.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Who Knew This Book Would Interest Me At All?

    • By Ella on 01-06-09
    • Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of WWII
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Campbell Scott
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 06-24-04
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 333 ratings

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Crashing Through

    • A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See
    • By: Robert Kurson
    • Narrated by: Christopher Evan Welch
    • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Blinded at age three, Mike May defied expectations by breaking world records in downhill speed skiing, joining the CIA, and becoming a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and family man. He had never yearned for vision. Then, in 1999, a chance encounter brought startling news: a revolutionary stem cell transplant surgery could restore May's vision.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very brave and inspirational.

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-16-16

    Regular price: $21.27