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Challenger Park

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. 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 nineteenth-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, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Freed

Length:

5h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:54


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:31


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:39


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:53


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:36


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:52


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:41


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:08


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:03


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:19


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:05


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:42


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:54


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:01


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:47


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:04


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:44


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:48


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:07


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:07


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:22


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:22


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

01:06