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The Apollo Murders
The Apollo Murders | Chris Hadfield
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RyanMHoward
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THE APOLLO MURDERS by Chris Hadfield

1973. In an alternate past, Apollo 18 launches to the Moon. But this mission isn‘t like the previous ones. This is a top secret military op. Intrigue & subterfuge run amok as those in space & on earth try to unravel a conspiracy before more bodies pile up.

What I loved most about this wild Cold War thriller was how I never knew where the story was going. Truly a grand adventure—and an intense adrenaline rush!

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Bigwig
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This top-notch science thriller by astronaut Chris Hadfield has the suspense of a Michael Crichton novel combined with the scope and detail of a Tom Clancy door-stopper. It imagines an alternative-history 1973 Apollo 18 mission with secret military objectives. Tangles with Cosmonauts and surprises abound. This is a robust, confidently written “summer read,” loaded with technical Apollo details and real NASA personalities. Space junkies rejoice!

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Cooper__Miller
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Cooper__Miller
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From the Mission Control centre in Houston to the moon, this book takes place during the peak of the Cold War and the battle for the moon between the U.S. and Russia. After an accident at the astronaut training centre in the States, foul play is assumed. The Americans begin to wonder if not everyone is who they say they are. This action/thriller is sure to leave you on the edge of your seat til the bitter end! The theme of this book is to not

Cooper__Miller Judge a book by its cover and that not everyone is who they seems. This is established when the Americans are sabotaged by someone on the inside. I give this book a 4/5 4mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Cooper! I can't wait to read this book! 6/6 4mo
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KCBee32
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This book has a lot of technical details and though that would have thrilled others, it was lost on me. It made it unique in comparison to other books I‘ve read but bulked the book out quite a bit. I personally found it lacking in some character development which made certain events have less impact than I would have liked. All in all, an interesting read but longer than it had to be.

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Sara_Planz
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A bit on the dry side. The reason I love Andy Weir so much is that he combines science and interesting character with humor and emotions. This book was missing that character spark for me.

janeycanuck Isn‘t his signature cool, though? 5mo
Sara_Planz @janeycanuck totally agree. The signature is awesome!!! 5mo
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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of January 2022 & #JumpStart2022 is done! I first started this before Xmas but wasn‘t in the mood for it, picked it back up last night & flew through it today. A Cold War spy thriller set in the Apollo missions, it‘s written by real astronaut & Canadian nice guy Colonel Hadfield who has the experience to add the details that make it believable.🚀I highly recommend⭐️ #Booked2022 #InvolvesAnExploration #Pop22 #BookspinBingo #SpaceTimeReads👇

PageShifter Sounds interesting! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 6mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, I need a book for that prompt!! Thanks for sharing ❣️❣️🎉 6mo
Clwojick Awesome job! You‘re crushing it! 6mo
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Lizpixie
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Currently taking advantage of the quiet(it‘s past midnight & the grandson is asleep. For now🙄)and have picked back up this space espionage novel by a former astronaut. Just didn‘t grab me in December, but I‘m enjoying it so far this time round. Plus I love Chris Hadfield, you should check him out on YouTube. Lovely Canadian man👨🏻 #JumpStart2022

Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
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Cathy_J
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A sci-fi thriller written by someone who has actually been in space! I loved all the details of what the astronauts experience and even the more technical aspects of all the vehicles/machinery. Held myself back from Googling til the end 😆 I had to go for the audio book option with Ray Porter as the narrator 🧡🚀 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

julesG Sold! 6mo
rabbitprincess I am so looking forward to this! Chris Hadfield is great 😊 6mo
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Lindy
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Unlike the way I kept stopping to wonder about the science in Weir‘s The Martian, I trusted all the space technology stuff in Hadfield‘s writing & just immersed myself in the setting, enjoying the psychological thrill of a suspenseful mystery set during the Cold War between the USA & the Soviets. I was reminded of the cool facts in Roach‘s Packing for Mars. I loved the woman cosmonaut & all the character dynamics. #Audiobook read by Ray Porter.

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Despite the tv ads, astronauts haven‘t drunk Tang in space since Gemini in the 1960s. One of the early astronauts had vomited Tang during space motion sickness and reported that it tasted even worse coming back up.

KathyWheeler I didn‘t know that. I will have to say I never really liked it, even as a kid. I wondered how the astronauts could stand it.😄 8mo
Lindy @KathyWheeler According to Wikipedia, the same guy who invented Tang also invented Pop Rocks and Cool Whip. The powdered drink wasn't popular until it was used in early space flights. It's been a while since I read it, but I think Tang might be one of the food-type things discussed in 8mo
DrexEdit I remember Tang. We used to doctor it up with cinnamon and something else (can't remember) to make an autumn “tea.“ Sort of a pumpkin spice Tang, long before pumpkin spice. 😂 8mo
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Lindy @DrexEdit wow! You reminded me that I sometimes drank Tang with hot water back in the 70s. A sort of tea, or like neocitran, maybe. I would probably have liked it with cinnamon. 8mo
ValerieAndBooks @DrexEdit yes! Tang + instant Lipton tea powder +instant lemonade powder + spices ! I think it was called Russian Tea for some reason. Haven‘t had that in years! 8mo
Lindy @ValerieAndBooks 🍊🫖☕️ 8mo
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Lindy
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#audiowalking is entertaining at this time of year

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SilverShanica
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Oh. My. God. I can‘t even begin to express how much I love this book. A wild mashup of science fiction, political thriller and murder mystery that takes you on a wild ride to the moon and back from the very first page, with twists and turns you would never see coming. I can already see this on the big screen. If you read one book, read this one.

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SilverShanica
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Started this one today on audio. Already it seems excellent, and it‘s read by my favourite audiobook narrator Ray Porter..

BethM This sounds really intriguing! 8mo
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Mpcacher
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This is a fun thriller set in 1973 around a fictional Apollo 18 mission to the moon. As with books by Andy Weir it can be quite technical at times, but the Russians versus Americans cold war battle and interesting characters makes for an entertaining read. I gave it 4/5 and will gladly read a sequel if one gets written.