Linenger isn't shy about sharing his opinions. Chapter titles like "Broken Trust" and "An Attempted Coverup" show his feelings about the bizarre relationship between the crew and mission control that may have kept him and his Russian comrades in constant danger. He also heaps praise on his fellow crew members and family for their strength and perseverance throughout the mission--between communication difficulties, the cloud of doubt surrounding the station's systems, and problems like fires and toxic fumes, it's a wonder anyone survived with their sanity intact. The full-color pictures accompanying the text add further insight into life aboard Mir. --Rob Lightner
Linenger has a very pleasant writing style.
Linenger also gives a wonderful picture of the sheer hard work of life on MIR that Burrough and Colin Foale never quite get across in their books on the same theme.
It certainly should not be to complain about the risks and then to try to line your own pockets.
The real story of Mir. Jerry is one of my classmates brothers. This is the reality of an astronaut on Mir, not so much elevating as deflating. But real, amazing. Great book!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I thoroughly respect Dr. Linenger as an astronaut, as a doctor, as a courageous individual who can overcome any obstacle in his life. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sarah Liu
I loved this book so much I read it non stop until I was too tired to finish and had to finish the next day. Read morePublished on April 9, 2012 by G. Walker
This was a very enlightening tale of, among other things, the inadequacies of the Russian Space Program and the Mir Space Station. Read morePublished on July 17, 2011 by Wayne Scott Harral
It was all I could do to finish this book. A tale that could have been so interesting and insightful turned out to be a constant stream of Jerry Linenger telling us how amazing he... Read morePublished on November 9, 2010 by Robyn Morrison
Ever wonder what life in a space station is like? Read this book and find out. Linenger details the day to day problems the inhabitants of the aging Mir faced, some of them... Read morePublished on November 23, 2008 by Joseph Breen
Jerry Linenger's account of his preparation and 5 month stay aboard the Mir space station is an interesting peak into one man's extended stay in space and the façade of the... Read morePublished on October 5, 2008 by N. Hirsch
I bought the book after hearing Mr. Linenger speak. It was easy to read and very interesting.Published on February 14, 2008 by Cedar Creek
As Jerry Linenger capitvatingly and brutely describes his experience with the Russian traning center and MIR leadership, I was both shocked and amused. Read morePublished on October 20, 2007 by Daisyhead