Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He's a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, and the best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from the vantage point not only of outer space but also of time: still a nonstop traveler and impassioned advocate for space exploration, Aldrin will be eighty-six in 2016. No Dream Is Too High whittles down Buzz Aldrin's event-filled life into a short list of the principles he values, each illustrated by fascinating anecdotes and memories, such as:Second comes right after first. NASA protocol should have placed Buzz Aldrin on the moon first, but rules changed just before the mission. Buzz discusses how he learned to be proud of being the second man on the moon.Look for opportunities, not obstacles. Buzz was rejected the first time he applied to be an astronaut. Failure is an opportunity to learn to do better.Always maintain your spirit of adventure. For his eightieth birthday, Buzz went diving in the Galapagos and hitched a ride on a whale shark. He stays fit, energetic, and fascinated with life. No Dream Is Too High is a beautiful memento, a thought-provoking set of ideas, and a new opportunity for Buzz Aldrin to connect with the masses of people who recognize his unique place in human history.
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"When you've walked on the moon, you certainly should be able to draw lessons from the unique perspective that experience gives you, and that's what former astronaut Buzz Aldrin provides in this audiobook. Most of the lessons he mentions are obvious: Do your best, work hard, keep your eye on your goals, and look for opportunities to shine. However, Aldrin is also able to draw from his extraordinary experience to give meaning and context to his words. Narrator Traber Burns's voice has a nasal tinge and a broad, round timbre. With his clipped intonation and insistent tone, he means to be rousing, but it comes off somewhat harsher. Nonetheless, he makes sure that we think about every one of Aldrin's nuggets of wisdom. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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