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Jim Lovell

Author of Apollo 13

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This is a great book, and an excellent audiobook.
 
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zeronetwo | 41 other reviews | May 14, 2024 |
"'Freddy,' Lovell said, turning to Haise. 'I'm afraid this is going to be the last moon mission for a long time.'"

This is the compelling story of the Apollo 13 disaster: the blow-out that disabled the command module and life support systems for astronauts James Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert, and the ensuing rescue efforts to bring them safely back to Earth. The story is told from the points of view of the astronauts, from all the engineers and staff at NASA Mission Control working frantically, and from the families who watched helplessly. There's a lot of detail here, as one crisis follows another, but it's not too technical and not boring.

If you've seen the Ron Howard movie, you will know the outline of the story (and the importance of duct tape), but it was still interesting to me to get all the details filled in. I was constantly amazed at the skill and ingenuity of the the astronauts and the people on the ground, as especially their dedication. The families, too, were amazing in their bravery and stoicism. It was a thrilling adventure to read, but also a very feel-good book.

Recommended.

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arubabookwoman | 41 other reviews | Sep 15, 2023 |
Wow! This is the relatively easy-to-read, with technical-made-understandable, account of the Apollo 13 adventure. I call it an adventure because the story reveals that the things learned out of possibly devastating challenges can really put engineer minds to work creating solutions on-the-fly! The fact that the crew survived is amazing. Loved this book and appreciate that Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger wrote it.
 
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mapg.genie | 41 other reviews | Apr 30, 2023 |
This story of what happened to Apollo 13, including how its commander Jim Lovell came to be in NASA, was written in a very engaging way that pulled me for the run although it wasn't telling me anything I didn't already know about Apollo 13.
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