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3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Jones Narrator: Erik Davies Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9781415935682
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An incredible true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all—outer space.

For a special breed of individual, the call of space is worth the risk it entails: men such as U.S. astronauts Donald Pettit and Kenneth Bowersox, and Russian flight engineer Nikolai Budarin, who in November 2002 left on what was to be a routine fourteen-week mission maintaining the International Space Station.

But then, on February 1, 2003, the Columbia exploded beneath them. With the launch program suspended indefinitely, these astronauts had suddenly lost their ride home.

Too Far From Home chronicles the efforts of the beleaguered Mission Controls in Houston and Moscow as they work frantically against the clock to bring their men safely back to Earth.

Chris Jones writes beautifully of the majesty and mystique of space travel, while reminding us all how perilous it is to soar beyond the sky.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 2/8/2011

    " Just in terms of insider astronaut/cosmonaut history, lore, and gossip, this would be a great read, but add the true story of the American and Russian space station crew that was stranded in orbit after the Colombia space shuttle was lost on re-entry, and it's a *really* great read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/15/2010

    " Started out really interesting (to me) describing life in space, then got bogged down in following all the main characters training and road to becoming astronaut (or cosmonaut). Really lost my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ak | 4/11/2010

    " Interesting and educational, occasionally beautiful, thoroughly conveys the dangers and rigors and discomforts of the shuttle and station. A bit sprawling, and slow going for long stretches -- could easily have been half the length. Still, glad to have read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 1/12/2010

    " This book gives you a real feel for the problems associated with long-term visits to space. It gave me a good perspective on NASA today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 9/9/2009

    " Very interesting book. Learned a lot about the space program and its history. Also, it was really interesting to hear about the lives of these astronauts who were stuck in space for such a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 8/31/2009

    " I read very little non-fiction, but a friend recommended this book and our tastes are usually similar. Interesting story and insight into how astronauts think and why they are different. They had a few books, but I kept thinking I'd never surrivive without my library! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 7/11/2009

    " At times this feels more like short biographies of the astronauts who were aboard the International Space Station than a book about life aboard the space station itself. It was an interesting read, but I would have appreciated less fluff and more science. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/5/2009

    " First of all, I love stories about space exploration. This book is an example of why I don't read a lot of regular fiction, because true stories like this are, for me, so much more fascinating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 6/22/2009

    " Fascinating account of life in space aboard the International Space Station and the efforts to bring the men back to Earth after their ride home had exploded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Snail in Danger (Sid) | 6/11/2009

    " An interesting read - sort of like Riding Rockets but more gloomy. Interesting to read about modern Russian/American collaboration, and the space program under Clinton. "

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