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MARS ROVER CURIOSITY An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer

by | Read by Bronson Pinchot

Contemporary Culture • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Bronson Pinchot does a solid job narrating this behind-the-scenes story of the Mars rover Curiosity. He expresses the enthusiasm and wonder of the technical team that developed the project—from propulsion to landing to wandering. But as able a narrator as he is, Pinchot can’t make up for some of the technical passages. It’s not that they’re overly detailed or too scientific. The authors try to keep the language easy to understand. But it’s hard to relate to the sheer geekiness of some sections. Also, the suspenseful seconds of landing and waiting for a sign that the rover is working can’t be maintained throughout the entire work, so it becomes easy for listeners to disengage. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2014]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483024615 $34.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-4830-2457-8 $19.95

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2014

CD ISBN 9781483024592 $76.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781483024608 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 9781483024561 multiple sources

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