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Rocket Boys

Homer Hickham

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir-a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space...and who made those dreams come true. With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of romance and loss, of growing up and getting out, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph-at once exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.

The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir-a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space...and who made those dreams come true. With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of romance and loss, of growing up and getting out, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph-at once exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.
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The #1 New York Times bestselling memoir that inspired the film October Sky, Rocket Boys is a uniquely American memoir-a powerful, luminous story of coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s, of a mother's love and a father's fears, of a group of young men who dreamed of launching rockets into outer space...and who made those dreams come true. With the grace of a natural storyteller, NASA engineer Homer Hickam paints a warm, vivid portrait of the harsh West Virginia mining town of his youth, evoking a time of innocence and promise, when anything was possible, even in a company town that swallowed its men alive. A story of romance and loss, of growing up and getting out, Homer Hickam's lush, lyrical memoir is a chronicle of triumph-at once exquisitely written and marvelously entertaining.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tom Stechschulte

Length:

13h 38m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:07


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

54:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

44:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:44


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

17:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

42:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

49:42


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:37