Digital Download Novel Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781943499755 $47.99 Nineteen CDs
DD ISBN $29.95
Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781943499786 $71.99 Nineteen CDs
A 23-hour journey to the moon and back needs a narrator who is easy on the ears, and Bronson Pinchot’s voice has a wonderful timbre. Andrew Chaikin’s chronicle of the Apollo missions, first published in 1994, is primarily a human story based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the astronauts who went to the moon. Pinchot’s narration is a good match with the warmth of Chaikin’s prose, though his cadences at the ends of paragraphs often seem awkward. He also has a tendency to use melodramatic emphasis whenever he reads a large number. Nonetheless, this audio version deserves to attract a younger generation to the definitive account of one of the greatest technological achievements of all time. D.B. 2016 Audies Winner © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]
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