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Author: Andrew Chaikin, Tom Hanks Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781943499755
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On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when two Americans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walked on the moon. Now the greatest event of the twentieth century is magnificently retold through the eyes and ears of the people who were there.

Based on in-depth interviews with twenty-three of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, science journalist Andrew Chaikin’s A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the missions with breathtaking immediacy, from the rush of liftoff, to the heart-stopping lunar touchdown, to the final hurdle of reentry.

This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called Chaikin’s A Man on the Moon the definitive account of their missions.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I’ve been there. Chaikin took me back.”

    Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 astronaut

  • A Man on the Moon truly astounded me…I found myself transported, reminded of all that was wonderful about Apollo. I laughed and cried.”

    Dava Sobel, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Recounts in loving detail the standing Apollo epic…with verve and intelligence.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A truly authentic history with more inside stories, more details, recollections, and feelings of all the men who traveled to the moon than any other account of the Apollo program.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “Thrilling accounts of such remarkable experiences as the rush of a liftoff, the heart-stopping touchdown on the moon, the final hurdle of re-entry, competition for a seat on a moon flight, the tragic spacecraft fire, and the search for clues to the origin of the solar system on the slopes of lunar mountains.”

  • ”A can’t-put-it-down volume that picks up where Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff left off. These portraits of the men…are vibrant and compelling. And Chaikin meticulously chronicles each Apollo mission in dramatic detail.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A winning and detailed account…The strength of the book lies in Chaikin’s exhaustive research…While the author’s main focus is rightly on the astronauts themselves, the supporting cast, from politicians to engineers—and especially wives and families—gets its fair share of the spotlight…Well written, full of fascinating characters and facts, and above all worthy of its subject.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Offers a comprehensive, often penetrating look at NASA’s Apollo program…Diary-like reports mix with first- and third-person accounts as Chaikin…gives his topic a sense of immediacy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fleshed out with never-before-published conversations taken from declassified on-board voice recorders, his book provides a vivid account…Refreshes the oft-repeated stories of these pioneering flights with new details, anecdotes, and reflections…This is a highly recommended purchase for both public and academic libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • “A twenty-three-hour journey to the moon and back needs a narrator who is easy on the ears, and Bronson Pinchot’s voice has a wonderful timbre…Pinchot’s narration is a good match with the warmth of Chaikin’s prose…This audio version deserves to attract a younger generation to the definitive account of one of the greatest technological achievements of all time.”


  • A Library Journal Best Book in Science-Technology
  • A Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • An ALA Notable Book
  • Winner of the 2016 Audie Award for Best History/Biography Narration

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About the Author

Andrew Chaikin, an American author, speaker, science journalist, and space historian, is the author of several others books on space.

About the Narrator

Bronson Pinchot, Audible’s Narrator of the Year for 2010, has won Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards, AudioFile Earphones Awards, Audible’s Book of the Year Award, and Audie Awards for several audiobooks, including Matterhorn, Wise Blood, Occupied City, and The Learners. A magna cum laude graduate of Yale, he is an Emmy- and People’s Choice-nominated veteran of movies, television, and Broadway and West End shows. His performance of Malvolio in Twelfth Night was named the highlight of the entire two-year Kennedy Center Shakespeare Festival by the Washington Post. He attended the acting programs at Shakespeare & Company and Circle-in-the-Square, logged in well over 200 episodes of television, starred or costarred in a bouquet of films, plays, musicals, and Shakespeare on Broadway and in London, and developed a passion for Greek revival architecture.