Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2013
CD ISBN 978-0143145011 $39.95 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2013
CD ISBN 9780307702500 $39.95 Seventeen CDs
DD ISBN 9780307702517 $95.00
Scott Brick excels at narrating passages that feel like they're from a thriller, and this account of the Cold War nuclear program has plenty of those. In 1980, at a launch complex in Arkansas, a young airman dropped a wrench socket that pierced the fuel tank of a Titan II missile with a nuclear warhead. This frightening incident is the narrative thread that runs throughout this audiobook. Brick's dramatic tone emphasizes just how close we came to accidental Armageddon on many occasions, though it works less well with the more mundane reportage. Eric Schlosser's research and storytelling skills are remarkable, though the listener may find it difficult to remember the huge cast of characters in this tragic story. D.B. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]
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