The Space Barons

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD38147
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781549198052
Narrator/s: Will Collyer
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The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontierThe Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space.Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.

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Author(s): Christian Davenport
Narrator(s): Will Collyer
Product Number Z100133182
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
ISBN: #9781549198038
Author(s): Christian Davenport
Product Number EB00711719
Released: Mar 20, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: #9781541767720

Professional reviews

"While the government--NASA--to be specific, once ruled the heavens, space exploration today is in the hands of billionaires who see space as the final frontier. Their hope is that ordinary citizens will travel into space as routinely as we take planes today. This audiobook tells us how that might happen. Narrator Will Collyer has an energetic, clear voice that matches the exuberance of the story and drives it forward. Collyer also has a keen sense of theater, using his reading to create excitement, suspense, and wonder. He does attempt some character voices, which are not very successful, but that doesn't detract from his performance. And he paces himself well, going neither too slowly nor too quickly through the audiobook. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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