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Relatives have all returned to their homes, kids are off to work, so I can get back to work on the latest book. “A Long Journey to the Moon” is a biography of Ron Evans, who flew fighter jets from carriers in the Viet Nam War and also flew the CSM “America” to the moon in Apollo 17. I’ve recorded several astronaut bios and read more, and of all of the spacemen, I suspect that Evans enjoyed the experience the most, including renowned jolly jokesters Wally Schirra and Pete Conrad. He was also probably the best Command Module pilot. He and his wife Jan had a fantastic relationship, and her thoughts and memories are a big part of this book.
This is my 60th narration for Audible, and it came to me from Redwood Audiobooks, who have offered me some of the best titles I’ve done. I got an email from Margy Bauman, who with her husband mortgaged the house in the early Eighties to start a publishing company. She said she had a book that was right up my alley if I wanted it. I responded so fast the electrons smoked. I haven’t been disappointed; she was right. It has been great fun. Although I must say, well, most books have 10-15 chapters and a Preface, an Introduction, or a Foreword. This one has all three…and 29 chapters. Whee! Good thing I don’t have to narrate the index.Published in