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    The Aviators

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

    by Winston Groom ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 24 min

    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 ... Read more

    $34.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Falling Upwards: Inspiration for the Major Motion Picture The Aeronauts

    Narrated by Peter Noble ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 11 min

    A GUARDIAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW STATESMAN BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA DAILY TELEGRAPH BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW REPUBLIC BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NONFICTION BOOK OF 2013From ambitious scientists rising above the clouds to analyse the air to war generals floating across enemy lines, Richard Holmes takes to ... ... Read more

    $39.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Final Destination: Disaster

    What Really Happened to Eastern Airlines

    by George Jehn ...
    Narrated by Joe Barrett ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 17 min

    Final Destination: Disaster informs the public, for the very first time, of what actually precipitated the controversial sale of Eastern Airlines—at one time the second largest airline in the free world—to Frank Lorenzo’s Texas Air Corporation, which led to its certain demise. This unbelievable story is written by an eighteen-year veteran Eastern pilot who was intimately involved in many aspects ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    TWA 800

    The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy

    by Jack Cashill ...
    Narrated by Richard Ferrone ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 4 min

    What really happened to TWA 800? On the twentieth anniversary of the crash, author Jack Cashill reveals shocking new evidence.TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from JFK Airport on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 passengers on board. Although initial reports suggested a terrorist attack, FBI and NTSB investigators blamed a fuel-tank explosion. But skeptics have long ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Flight

    Charles Lindbergh's Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

    by Dan Hampton ...
    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 58 min

    A gripping and unique "in-the-cockpit" account of Charles Lindbergh’s extraordinary first transatlantic flight from New York to Paris, by acclaimed aviation historian (Viper Pilot, Lords of the Sky) and former fighter pilot Dan Hampton—"one of the most decorated pilots in Air Force history" (New York Post).America’s finest aviation story in the hands of our finest aviation historian, The Flight is ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Kelly

    More Than My Share of It All

    Unabridged

    6 hours 6 min

    Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed "Skunk Works" cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management. ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Last Days of the Concorde

    The Crash of Flight 4590 and the End of Supersonic Passenger Travel

    by Samme Chittum ...
    Narrated by Teri Barrington ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 53 min

    The gripping true tale of a devastating plane crash, the investigation into its causes, and the race to prevent similar disasters in the future. On July 25, 2000, a Concorde, the world's fastest passenger plane, was taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris when it suddenly burst into flames. An airliner capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound, the Concorde had completed ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Sky Girls

    The True Story of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race

    Narrated by Andrea Gallo ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 9 min

    The inspiring, true story of the first female pilots taking their rightful place in the exciting world of aviation. In 1929, nineteen gutsy women blazed out of the darkness by setting out from California in propeller-driven planes, each competing to be the winner of the first female cross-country air race. The hazards were many, from disastrous weather to possible sabotage, but by facing the ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Southern Storm

    The Tragedy of Flight 242

    by Samme Chittum ...
    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...
    series Air Disasters #2

    Unabridged

    6 hours 24 min

    On the afternoon of April 4, 1977, Georgia housewife Sadie Burkhalter Hurst looked out her front door to see a frantic stranger running toward her, his clothes ablaze, and, behind him, the mangled fuselage of a passenger plane that had just crashed in her yard. The plane, a Southern Airways DC-9-31, had been carrying eighty-one passengers and four crew members en route to Atlanta when it entered a ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Hurricane Girls

    The inspirational true story of the women who dared to fly

    by Jo Wheeler ...
    Narrated by Claire Rushbrook ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 49 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Hurricane Girls by Jo Wheeler, read by Claire Rushbrook.While their husbands, brothers and sweethearts fought in Europe and their mothers, sisters and friends kept the home fires burning, for the first time, a group of remarkable women took to the skies. They weren't allowed into combat but risked their lives in bad weather and without radios to bring ... Read more

    $18.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Collision on Tenerife

    The How and Why of the World's Worst Aviation Disaster

    by Jon Ziomek ...
    Narrated by Charles Constant ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 28 min

    The world's worst air disaster happened more than forty years ago on a remote Atlantic Ocean island, when two fully loaded 747 passenger jets collided after a horrendous series of human errors. One of the jets, KLM Flight 4805, was traveling more than 150 miles an hour and was within seconds of lifting off when it crashed into Pan Am Flight 1736 taxiing in its path. The loss of lives was ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Flyers

    In Search of Wilbur & Orville Wright

    by Noah Adams ...
    Narrated by Noah Adams ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 2 min

    “It takes only nineteen seconds to walk the distance of the first powered flight. But when I was there the wind was up and cold on my face, and I felt as if I’d entered the black-and-white photograph I’d been seeing all my life. The sand is light gray, there’s a spill of surf in the distance. Wilbur, running at the right of the plane, and Orville, the pilot, are in dark suits. The propellers blur ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Mein Lkw mein Wohnzimmer

    by Kramer ...
    Narrated by Kramer ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 22 min

    In diesem Hörbuch / Buch geht es um Paul Kramer , der mit seinem LKW höhen und tiefen erlitt . Das Buch wurde vom Autor selbst Autobiographisch erstellt und beschreibt seinen Lebenslauf vom einstiegt in Welt der Laster , bis hin zu den Höhepunkten seiner Karriere . ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Merlin: The Power Behind the Spitfire, Mosquito and Lancaster: The Story of the Engine That Won the Battle of Britain and WWII

    Narrated by Philip Pope ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 24 min

    The most iconic planes of WWII, the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, DeHavilland Mosquito and the Avro Lancaster, were all powered by one engine, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. The story of the Merlin is one of British ingenuity at its height, of artistry and problem-solving that resulted in a war-winning design.Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day and the 80th anniversary of ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Disappearing Act: The Impossible Case of MH370

    Narrated by Laurence Bouvard ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 41 min

    ‘People often say that non-fiction books read like fast-moving thrillers, but this one genuinely does… This is a splendid book – and highly recommended.’ Daily MailA remarkable piece of investigative journalism into one of the most pervasive and troubling mysteries of recent memory.01:20am, 8 March 2014.Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared into the night, never to be ... Read more

    $49.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Picking Through The Pieces

    The Life Story of an Aircraft Accident Investigator

    by Larry Vance ...
    Narrated by Mike Manz ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 56 min

    If you have ever wondered what a transportation safety investigation looks like from the inside, or aspire to be an accident investigator yourself, this book is for you.Nearly four decades ago, I transitioned from being a full-time pilot to become a professional aircraft accident investigator. In my work solving aircraft accidents, I have two main missions – to provide valid information to the ... Read more

    $22.39 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Scapegoat

    A Flight Crew's Journey from Heroes to Villains to Redemption

    Narrated by Fred Filbrich ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 18 min

    This is the story of a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation gone awry and one pilot’s decade-long battle to clear his name. On April 4, 1979, a Boeing 727 with 82 passengers and a crew of 7 rolled over and plummeted from an altitude of 39,000 feet to within seconds of crashing were it not for the crew’s actions to save the plane. The cause of the unexplained dive was the ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Chasing the Demon

    A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

    by Dan Hampton ...
    Narrated by John Pruden ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 39 min

    The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot chronicles another thrilling chapter in American aviation history: the race to break the sound barrier.In the aftermath of World War II, the United States accelerated the development of technologies that would give it an advantage over the Soviet Union. Airpower, combined with nuclear weapons, offered a formidable check on Soviet aggression. In ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Storming the Heavens

    African Americans and the Early Fight for the Right to Fly

    by Gerald Horne ...
    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 38 min

    The recent Hollywood film Hidden Figures presents a portrait of how African American women shaped the U.S. effort in aerospace during the height of Jim Crow. In Storming the Heavens, Gerald Horne presents the necessary back story to this account and goes further to detail the earlier struggle of African Americans to gain the right to fly. This struggle involved pioneers like Bessie Coleman, who ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Highest Duty

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Pan Am at War

    How the Airline Secretly Helped America Fight World War II

    Narrated by Mike Chamberlain ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 33 min

    Pan Am at War chronicles the airline's historic role in advancing aviation and serving America's national interest before and during World War II. From its inception, Pan American Airways operated as the "wings of democracy," spanning six continents and placing the country at the leading edge of international aviation. At the same time, it was clandestinely helping to fight America's wars. ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Enemy Coast Ahead

    The Illustrated Memoir of Dambuster Guy Gibson

    by Guy Gibson ...
    Narrated by Nigel Gair ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 45 min

    Prior to World War Two, Wing Commander Guy Gibson joined the Royal Air Force. In 1944, he wrote down his experience of serving in the RAF.Aged just 25, Gibson had completed two full tours, each of 30 operations, with Bomber Command, and had led the now-famous Dam Busters raid against the dams of the Ruhr Valley in May 1943. He died aged 26 in 1944, when his Mosquito crashed near Steenbergen in the ... Read more

    $35.22 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Aerial Warfare

    The Battle for the Skies

    Narrated by Jonathan Yen ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 42 min

    Aerial warfare has dominated western war-making for over 100 years, and despite regular announcements of its demise, it shows no sign of becoming obsolete. Frank Ledwidge offers a sweeping look at the history of air warfare, introducing the major battles, crises, and controversies where air power has taken center stage, and the changes in technology and air power capabilities over time. ... Read more

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Spreading My Wings

    One of Britain's Top Women Pilots Tells Her Remarkable Story from Pre-war Flying to Breaking the Sound Barrier

    Narrated by Lucy Rayner ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 37 min

    The remarkable autobiography of a pioneering female aviator who left a privileged life to serve in World War II. Her father was a millionaire race-car driver who became chairman of Bentley Motors, and her grandfather cofounded the De Beers mining company. But by the late 1930s, debutante Diana Barnato had enough of her affluent, chaperoned existence and sought excitement in flying-soloing at ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial