AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Joe Palca et al.

Contemporary Culture • 3.5 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2012

Anyone interested in both history and the space program will enjoy this collection of news reports, interviews, and recollections from an era that saw wondrous scientific advances contrasted with the Cold War fear that the U.S. and Soviet Union would use space exploration as an excuse to rain bombs down on each other. NPR reporter Joe Palca narrates as you would expect a reporter to. His voice is friendly, accessible, and informative, and he paces himself so that we can follow his reports. This is not just Palca’s gig, though, as the stories also feature other NPR on-air personalities, American citizens with an interest in space, astronauts from John Glenn to Sally Ride, rocket scientists, and even Nikita Krushchev’s son Sergei, who reminisces about the night that Sputnik launched in 1957. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781622311927 $24.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9781622311934 $17.47


Library Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2013

CD ISBN 9781622311941 $55.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN $37.43

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×