Magnificent Desolation is a traveling tale, a memoir of destruction, a call for foresight to once again take us to Mars and beyond. Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human after Neil Armstrong to set foot on a celestial body other than Earth. This is the greatest achievement event in human history.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: Magnificent Desolation audiobook by A . Irborne
The social churn Aldrin chose to stay in was too much for a the type of person
he is, and caused him tons of grief.
Neil Armstrong was smarter, he just unplugged and went back to rural routes.
It happens all the time, where sudden fame makes hell for somebody; just trying
to remain a fantastic enlargement of themselves.
Anyway, too much head stuff and not enough Space for me, so I didnt bother
downloading the second half.
Aldrin was ahead of his time, having the courage to admit to his problems
The story lacked a space theme I was looking for, here is a guy who spent one
of the longest EVA’s in the Gemini program.
It is always puzzling the reticence of the astronauts about an out of this world experience.
The technical part of the moon landing bought forth a fact I never knew-
that by surreptitiously leaving on the Ascent radar, he was the direct cause
of the alarms that came close to aborting the landing.
I wonder what Armstrong said afterwards !
Review 2: Magnificent Desolation audiobook by Alan Burchill
Satisfingly technical to keep a geek like me happy… but with a lot of reflection of his entire life so far as well.
Review 3: Magnificent Desolation audiobook by Edward C. Charbonnet
Magnificent even though long
The book is long and once I had reached the late 1970’s portion of this book I wondered what the rest of the book would be about. But I am VERY glad I read on into the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s. Buzz is a complex man and has inspired people of multiple generations with his active and long life and his courage. Now he can add one more person he has inspired.
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