Limitless: The Autobiography
Brought to you by Penguin.
From the #1 bestselling author of Hello, is this Planet Earth? and Ask an Astronaut
'What surprised me was how entirely serene I felt. I was weightless, no forces exerting themselves on my body. To my left was the Space Station. Below me, gradually going into shadow, was the Earth. And over my right shoulder was the universe.'
In fascinating and personal detail, and drawing on exclusive diaries and audio recordings from his mission, astronaut Tim Peake takes readers closer than ever before to experience what life in space is really like: the sights, the smells, the fear, the sacrifice, the exhilaration and the deep and abiding wonder of the view.
Warm, inspiring and often funny, Tim also charts his surprising road to becoming an astronaut, from a shy and unassuming boy from Chichester who had a passion for flight, to a young British Army officer, Apache helicopter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot who served around the world. Tim's extensive eighteen-year career in the Army included the command of a platoon of soldiers in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, deployment in Bosnia, and operations in Afghanistan.
Full of life lessons for readers of all ages, Limitless is the story of how ordinary can become extraordinary.
'For someone who has literally been out of this world Tim's an incredibly down to earth guy and I think you'll be amazed at some of the things he has done ... it's so inspiring to know that even going into space didn't change him as much as being a parent did.' JOE WICKS
'Tim is one of our nation's good guys - and his story is a testament to his courage, kindness and a never-give-up spirit.' BEAR GRYLLS
'Full of courage, camaraderie and daring escapades, this reads like a Boys' Own adventure' MIRROR
'A fantastic book' PIERS MORGAN
'Fasten your seatbelt for an exhilarating read ... His accounts of blasting into orbit at 25 times the speed of sound and floating, weightless, around the space station are enthralling.' EXPRESS
Bestseller in the UK, Sunday Times, October 2020
© Tim Peake 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
I really enjoyed listening to this book as the detail was brilliant, although I found it difficult sometimes to visualise aspects of it without pictorial reference. I felt that more explanation of some technical terms (for the uninitiated) together with the avoidance of acronyms would have been helpful here. Finally Tim’s writing style with the constant use of the word ‘you’ to describe his experiences where ‘my’ or ‘I’ should have been used was quite distracting. Example: ‘Things started to appear on your timeline’ and ‘...the feeling you had...’. It’s a shame that the editor didn’t pick this up as otherwise this is a really good book!
5% is about his time in space- balance all wrong
28 chapters in this book, and he does get into space until chapter 26 🤷♂️
Far too much detail on the before, and only a single chapter of his time in space- the main reason why everyone bought the book.
Excellent book, really enjoyed it and well written!