Challenger Park Audiobook (Unabridged)

Challenger Park (Unabridged), by Stephen Harrigan
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From the author of the acclaimed and best-selling The Gates of the Alamo, a novel of extraordinary power about what it's like, and what it means, to journey into space as one of today's astronauts.

At the novel's center: Lucy Kincheloe, an astronaut married to an astronaut, the loving mother of two young children, with a fierce ambition to excel in the space program. Her husband, Brian, a rigorous man whose dreams of glory have been blighted by two star-crossed missions. And Walt Womack, the steady, unflappable leader of the training team that prepares Lucy for her first shuttle flight.

Lucy has devoted years of intense and focused effort to win her place on a mission, but as her lifelong dream of flying in space comes true, her familiar world appears to be falling apart around her. Her marriage is deteriorating. Her son's asthma is growing more serious. Her relationship with Walt Womack is becoming dangerously intimate. And when at last she is in space, 240 miles above the earth, and an accident renders the world she left behind appallingly distant, perhaps unreachable, her spirit is tested in gripping and unexpected ways.

In The Gates of the Alamo, Stephen Harrigan's narrative authority brought a vanished 19th-century Texas to vibrant life. In Challenger Park, he does the same with the world of space flight, bringing us up close to the lives, the risks, the friendships, the rituals, and the training of the astronauts and the people who work with them. Harrigan has written an exciting, indeed a thrilling, novel about the contrary pulls of home and adventure, reality and dreams, and the unimaginable experience, the joys and terrors and revelations, of space flight itself.

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Though you may know Stephen Harrigan from the popular title Remember Ben Clayton, Harrigan is actually one of the most renowned Fiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 4 audiobooks from Harrigan, with the latest Fiction title being: Remember Ben Clayton. The Gates of the Alamo was added to our catalog in 2000, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Remember Ben Clayton is the most popular and bestselling from Harrigan. Enjoy over 38 hours of listening from Harrigan, among the 4 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Fiction books from Stephen Harrigan. For more choices and information on Stephen Harrigan, please visit their author page: Stephen Harrigan.