|# of Units:||5 CDs|
|Length:||6 hours, 30 minutes|
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Excellent listening! Kept my attention and helped me to better understand the space program
This was a wonderful audio book -- John Glenn's autobiography, narrated by the man himself. It is a very sweet (sometimes emotional), well-written book, full of interesting anecdotes and facts. It gave me a new appreciation for the military and the U.S. space program.
Excellent book. Very much enjoyed the history. A great story of one of America's true heros.
It's encouraging to hear the quiet calm perspective and humble reflections of a man who could have easily been obnoxiously boastful. With much to be proud of, instead, he concentrates, not on the achievements of the past, but the lessons to be learned in the future. A great way to review recent history and put it in context.
Just plain fun to listen to and the fact that it is read by John Glenn is a plus not to be underestimated. Anyone interested in the early years of test pilots and space flight will enjoy this focused documentary although you will probably not learn anything new. Not as introspective as I had hoped and he has apparently never had a bad thought cross his mind nor indeed committed any bad act, which for most of us is a purity beyond reach but not beyond aspiration.
Nick Taylor has received fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the William R. Kenan, Jr., Trust for Historic Preservation. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Virginia, he is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at San Jose State University and lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit him on the web at www.readthedisagreement.com.