Narrator: Dave Wright
Published by Self Published / Indie on 25 August 2017
Length: 17 hrs and 47 mins
Genres: History, Non-Fiction
Source: Author, Submitted
In 1924, three years before Lindbergh flew to Paris, four young army airmen answered the call of General Billy Mitchell to save US aviation from destruction by the politicians by winning the race with a dozen other nations to make the first flight around the world. In primitive open-cockpit biplanes powered by unreliable engines and few airfields, they were given little chance of success or even survival. This is the untold epic story of American patriotism, valor, and can-do ingenuity which triumphed over adversity and led to aviation dominance for the balance of the century - and the forgotten heroes that made it happen. Over 15 years of research, including the first access ever to the private Donald Douglas collection of Aviation memorabilia including worldwide newspaper accounts, diaries and logs of the aviators, have gone into the writing of this remarkable story.
©2002, 2011 Spencer Lane (P)2017 Spencer Lane
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A historical audiobook focusing on the growth of the US aviation First World Flight is a begins in 1924. There are four airmen and General Billy Mitchell all who were responsible for creating and saving the US aviation program through their patriotism, creativity, and dedication. The struggles of Billy Mitchell and his airmen is captivating.
I found the book to be interesting, although it was long. This is perfect for someone with a passion for aviation, military, politics or history. The personal touches – the information about the families that are not well-known was interesting as well. By the end of the audio, I felt I almost knew Billy Mitchell. His passion was successfully portrayed and communicated through Spencer Lane’s writing.
I thought the narrator, Dave Wright, performed the book beautifully. His voice was smooth, gentle yet passionate. I could listen to Wright for hours; there is something comforting about his voice.
The amount of time and energy spent in the research of this book and its many components must have been overwhelming but so worth it!
There were no issues with quality or audio production of this audiobook.