Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger – Apollo 13

An all-new recording of the landmark number one best seller!

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 55 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.

Author: Jim Lovell, Jeffrey Kluger
Narrator: Fred Sanders
Duration: 16 hours 15 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Language: English

User Review:

settling repetitious

I’m an Apollo nerd that has read every book and watched every documentary I could get my hands on. Many times things get a little repetitive because essentially they are all about the same thing.

Your book provided a deep insight into everything about Apollo 13, far more than any other book or documentary. Just when you think you know what happened, hearing it on your own words has made this a beautiful experience for me to listen to. I’m sorry for what you 3 went through but thank you for it as NASA and all of its space programs and astronauts are what makes me proud to be an American.

Again, fantastic book and this story from a living legend is something I’ll be revisiting again soon.