Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell audiobook

Apollo 13

By Jim Lovell  and Jeffrey Kluger
Read by Fred Sanders

Simon & Schuster Audio 9780671534646

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797102733

  • ISBN: 9781797102726

Runtime: 16.26 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An all-new recording of the landmark #1 bestseller!

In April 1970, during the glory days of the Apollo space program, NASA sent Navy Captain Jim Lovell and two other astronauts on America’s fifth mission to the moon. Only fifty-five hours into the flight of Apollo 13, disaster struck: a mysterious explosion rocked the ship, and soon its oxygen and power began draining away. Written with all the color and drama of the best fiction, Apollo 13 (previously published as Lost Moon) tells the full story of the moon shot that almost ended in catastrophe. Minutes after the explosion, the three astronauts are forced to abandon the main ship for the lunar module, a tiny craft designed to keep two men alive for just two days. As the hours tick away, the narrative shifts from the crippled spacecraft to Mission Control, from engineers searching desperately for a way to fix the ship to Lovell's wife and children praying for his safe return. The entire nation watches as one crisis after another is met and overcome. By the time the ship splashes down in the Pacific, we understand why the heroic effort to rescue Lovell and his crew is considered by many to be NASA’s finest hour.

Decades after the launch of the mission, Jim Lovell and coauthor Jeffrey Kluger offer an incisive look at America's waxing and waning love affair with space exploration during the past three decades, culminating only recently when the Apollo 13 spacecraft itself, long consigned to an aviation museum outside Paris, was at last returned to its rightful home in the United States. The story of Apollo 13 is a timeless tribute to the enduring American spirit and sparkling individual heroism.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A thrilling story of a thrilling episode in the history of space exploration.” James A. Michener, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author

Author Bio: Jim Lovell

Author Bio: Jim Lovell

Jim Lovell joined NASA in 1962 and flew a total of four missions before retiring in 1973. He continues to lecture across the country, speaking about space exploration.

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Author Bio: Jeffrey Kluger

Author Bio: Jeffrey Kluger

Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor and writer for Time magazine. With astronaut Jim Lovell, he wrote Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, on which the 1995 movie Apollo 13 was based. His other books include the critically acclaimed Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the Conquest of Polio. Kluger lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 16.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English