Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery

Scott Kelly, read by the author. Random House Audio, , unabridged, 10 CDs, 13 hrs., $40 ISBN 978-1-5247-3417-6
Recently retired astronaut Kelly—who holds the American record for the longest consecutive stretch of days in space—brings a no-nonsense, straightforward style of delivery to the audio edition of his memoir. A New Jersey native whose father and mother were police officers, Kelly embarked on his NASA career after service as a Navy pilot. In the book he tackles such weighty matters as marriage and family struggles, personal and national tragedies, and the loneliness of extended missions on the International Space Station. He doesn’t miss a beat with regard to enunciation and pronunciation and shifts gears smoothly between the space travelogue and biographical threads. His anecdotes about cross-cultural relationships with Russian cosmonauts on the station—along with quotidian details about to eating and going to the bathroom in space—provide an opportunity for his droll wit to shine through. Listeners with at least some appreciation for deadpan delivery will be satisfied. A Knopf hardcover. (Oct.)

Reviewed on: 11/27/2017
Release date: 10/17/2017
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