Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam audiobook

Rocket Boys: A Memoir

By Homer Hickam
Read by Beau Bridges

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Coalwood Series: Book 1

4.45 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book for Nonfiction

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A thoroughly charming memoir . . . [An] eloquent evocation of a lost time and place. The New York Times
“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 

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Author Bio: Homer Hickam

Author Bio: Homer Hickam

Homer Hickam is the author of the New York Times bestseller Rocket Boys, which was made into the acclaimed movie October Sky. He has also authored the military history bestseller Torpedo Junction, along with several other popular historical and science fiction novels. A respected amateur historian, scuba expedition leader, and military veteran, he continues to write using his personal experience and history for creative material.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English