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  • The Right Stuff

  • Written by: Tom Wolfe
  • Narrated by: Dennis Quaid
  • Length: 15 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers that made The Right Stuff a classic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great History, Mediocre Reading

  • By Austin Fusilier on 2018-09-13

Entertaining History

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-30

I enjoy history readings. After visiting the Kennedy Space Center I re-watched Apollo 13 with new interest. This was entertaining and historical. I like Denis Quaid as an actor but he sometimes sounded like he'd had a few drinks in this narrative. But it wasn't really a distraction fo me. Just variety in style.

  • Redshirts

  • A Novel with Three Codas
  • Written by: John Scalzi
  • Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
  • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 157
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 158

Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the facts that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces; (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations; and (3) at least one low-ranked crew member is, sadly, always killed.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Stars can’t do it justice

  • By Anonymous User on 2018-09-14

Too many "F" - bombs. WAY TOO MANY.!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

I really enjoyed this story but I had to cringe too many times at the language. I would like to recommend it to family and friends but I can't. The good story is ruined by the vulgar language. Will Weaton of course does an excellent narrative.

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