Fighter pilot is one of the most enjoyable and engrossing books I have read in many years. The reader is excellent and the book itself just flows flawlessly. Even though Robin Olds' story spans so many years and involves so many different action and inaction assignments, his ability to make the most of all situations and to write about it in such an exciting way makes this a wonderful treat. One can only assume that his daughter, Christina, contributed greatly to the details and the warmth of the story. Our country needs more committed patriots like him.
I purchased this for my husband but found I enjoyed as much or more. Fascinating to learn about the development of the fighter pilot program. A wonderful blend of technical and non technical info. Clearly the lessor aspects of this man's life were glossed over but it's his book! Definitely worth your time. You don't need to be interested in planes to enjoy this book.
I found this autobiography very engaging. It tells the story of a man who thoroughly loved his profession and had a passion for doing the right thing. I enjoyed listening to his tale and was rooting for him at every turn of events.
Book was well done and to have Olds read it himself added a great touch. Great insight to the pilot life of older wars with a touch of humor, suspense, and tragedy. Well written and well told. Phenomenal book.
The book was excelent. It made me wish I had lived that life. The narator made me feel like Robin Olds was talking to me. A must listen if you like military history.
Awesome audio book that makes you feel you are right there with Olds flying in the p38's, mustang's and listening to his accounts of fighting nazi germany and encounters of his time. I enjoyed and happy that I heard his tale.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will re-listen to it in the near future. Robin Olds's memoirs are colorful, interesting, and a must-read for any Air Force or World War 2 fan. I was fascinated by his Vietnam experience.
He also writes frankly about the challenges of reintegrating into civilian life after Tours of Duty - I found this very eye-opening. A very good book to listen to.
I expected this book to be interesting, but I found myself laughing and crying at the stories of Robin Olds as he remembered them - everything from his mistakes in WW2 dogfights to the troubles he had on the home front. It was more than interesting, it was completely engaging, a really good listen.
I've listened to dozens of book on Audible over the past 3 years and never wrote a review. But, I just had to take a moment and say how much I really enjoyed this book! Robin Olds was quite a character and a realist when it came to getting the job done. I would have loved to seen him fly! Thank you to the Olds family for sharing his life with the rest of us. Awesome book!
History buff and Heraldic Artist...
This is not only the best fighter pilot memoir I have read (and I've read many) it is a fantastic story of a pilot who has had one of the most storied and fascinating careers in military aviation. Robin Olds is a true American Hero and this book can be listened to (and read) over and over again.