The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight, Winston Groom
  • List: $22.95  |  Sale: $16.07
    Club: $11.47
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

Author: Winston Groom

Narrator: Robertson Dean

Unabridged: 17 hr 23 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 11/05/2013

Genre: History - Military - Aviation

Synopsis

Gifted storyteller Winston Groom, the bestselling author of Forrest Gump, has written the fascinating story of three extraordinary heroes who defined aviation during the great age of flight: Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle. These cleverly interwoven tales of their heart-stopping adventures take us from the feats of World War I through the heroism of World War II and beyond, including daring military raids and survival at sea, and will appeal to fans of Unbroken, The Greatest Generation, and Flyboys. With the world in peril during World War II, each man set aside great success and comfort to return to the skies for his most daring mission yet. Doolittle, a brilliant aviation innovator, would lead the Tokyo Raid to retaliate for Pearl Harbor; Lindbergh, hero of the first solo flight across the Atlantic, would fly combat missions in the South Pacific; and Rickenbacker, World War I flying ace, would bravely hold his crew together while facing near-starvation and circling sharks after his plane went down in a remote part of the Pacific. Grooms rich narrative tells the intertwined storiesfrom broken homes to Medals of Honor (all three would receive one), barnstorming to the greatest raid of World War II, front-page triumph to anguished tragedy, and near-death to ultimate survivalof these three men who took to the sky, time and again, to become exemplars of the spirit of the greatest generation.

Recommended

The German Aces Speak World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders, Colin D. Heaton
The German Aces Speak
by Colin D. Heaton

Few perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the World War II fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: a dashing s...

Narrator: P.J. Ochlan
Published: 10/17/2017

The Last Fighter Pilot The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II, Don Brown
The Last Fighter Pilot
by Don Brown

On the morning of August 15, 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin flew the last combat mission of World War II out of Iwo Jima. Today, Captain Yellin is a sharp, engaging, ninety-three-year-old veteran whose story is brought to life by bestselling author Don ...

Narrator: Robertson Dean
Published: 07/31/2017

The Hunter Killers The Extraordinary Story of the First Wild Weasels, the Band of Maverick Aviators Who Flew the Most Dangerous Missions of the Vietnam War, Dan Hampton
The Hunter Killers
by Dan Hampton

A gripping chronicle of the band of maverick fighter pilots who signed on for the suicidal, dangerous top-secret “Iron Hand” program during the Vietnam War—which used revolutionary tactics to combat Soviet missile technology—...

Narrator: John Pruden
Published: 06/02/2015

Lucky 666 The Impossible Mission, Bob Drury
Lucky 666
by Bob Drury

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling The Heart of Everything That Is and Halsey’s Typhoon comes the dramatic, untold story of a daredevil bomber pilot and his misfit crew who fly their lone B-17 into the teeth of the Japanese Emp...

Narrator: Jeremy Bobb
Published: 10/25/2016

Bombs Away The Story of a Bomber Team, John Steinbeck
Bombs Away
by John Steinbeck

A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writersOn the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effo...

Narrator: Scott Aiello
Published: 04/05/2016

Hit the Target Eight Men Who Led the Eighth Air Force to Victory Over the Luftwaffe, Bill Yenne
Hit the Target
by Bill Yenne

Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within four months, they had set up base in England. Three months later, they were bombing German targets in occ...

Narrator: Corey M. Snow
Published: 11/04/2016

Double Ace The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales, Robert Coram
Double Ace
by Robert Coram

Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged determination to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a famed fighte...

Narrator: Barry Press
Published: 08/23/2016

Drone Warfare Killing by Remote Control, Medea Benjamin; Foreward by Barbara Ehrenreich
Drone Warfare
by Medea Benjamin; Foreward by Barbara Ehrenreich

Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the precision bombs on which US forces were becoming increasingly r...

Narrator: Hillary Huber
Published: 11/13/2012

X-15 Diary The Story of America's First Spaceship, Richard Tregaskis
X-15 Diary
by Richard Tregaskis

Built of titanium and a chrome-nickel alloy known as Inconel X, the X-15 was the fastest plane ever built, streaking through the lower reaches of outer space even before the first space capsules reached orbit. First tested in 1959, the X-15 prove...

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Published: 11/08/2016
{"id":"288186","ean":"9781482932133","abr":"Unabridged","title":"The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight","subtitle":"Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight","author":"Winston Groom","rating_average":"4","narrator":"Robertson Dean","ubr_id":"288186","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"22.95","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.92","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Robertson Dean","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 16 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}