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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,323 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Homer Hickam Narrator: Beau Bridges Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir -- a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space...and who made those dreams come true. Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a marvelously entertaining chronicle of triumph. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A thoroughly charming memoir…[An] eloquent evocation of a lost time and place.” 

    New York Times

  • “[Hickam] is a very adept storyteller.” 

    New York Times Book Review 

  • “Unforgettable.” 

    USA Today 

  • “Hickam’s recollections of small-town America in the last years of small-town America are so cinematic that even those of us who didn’t grow up there might imagine we did.” 

     Philadelphia Inquirer 

  • “A stirring tale that offers something unusual these days…a message of hope in an age of cynicism.” 

    San Diego Union-Tribune 

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Nonfiction
  • A 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Irene | 2/20/2014

    " OMG this book almost made me cry! I usually get tired of coming-of-age stories but this one hit home. I don't know, maybe it's the poverty, or the rockets, or his friends. but the story of how he became what he is now is truly amazing. It kinda gives me hope for my own future. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/18/2014

    " Good memoir of a boy growing up in a coal mining town at the start of the rocket age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary Grace | 2/13/2014

    " i am not very far but... i love it so far! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jess | 1/27/2014

    " Homer Hickam is a great storyteller and really gives you a sense of the time and the town. "

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