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    DescriptionFascinated with the secrets still surrounding the Soviet Union's race against the Americans to put a man on the moon, Jed Mercurio proposes a compelling scenario: What if the Americans weren't the first? And with its inscrutable but intriguing hero, Yefgeni Yeremin, a brilliant Soviet cosmonaut, "Ascent" allows us to imagine what that terrifying journey might have been like. Yeremin, a Soviet MiG pilot, rises from the privation of a Stalingrad orphanage to the heights of the cosmonaut corps. During the Korean War, as a member of an elite squadron, he shoots down the most American fighter jets--a feat that should make him a national hero, but because the Soviets' involvement in the war is secret, Yeremin's victories go unreported. When he is recalled from obscurity to join the race to the moon, he realizes it is his chance for immortality. In hypnotic, deceptively spare prose, Mercurio tells a haunting tale that questions the power of ideology and the nature of fate.


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    Title
    Ascent
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jed Mercurio, Narrator Todd Parker McLaren
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400103683
    ISBN 10: 1400103681
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC, 823/.914
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    B&T General Subject: 720
    Libri: I-JF
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC028010, FIC028030
    LC classification: PR6113.E73 A83 2007B
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jed Mercurio trained as a doctor and joined the Royal Air Force while at medical school. He adapted his first novel, "Bodies," into an award-winning drama for the BBC and is currently developing an American version for the Showtime Network. He lives outside London. Former radio broadcaster Todd McLaren has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel; and films. His book narrations have earned him a prestigious Audie Award as well as a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award.
    Review quote
    ""Todd McLaren narrates admirably.... The experience could be described as a Soviet version of APOLLO 13."" ---AudioFile