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.
Regular guy from the midwest. Love my kids and the outdoors. 15 years of commuting in D.C. has helped to put a few titles in my library.
With all due respect to this great pilot/warrior, this book is mostly boring stories that only friends, family (of author), and a handful of military historians and fanatics will find interesting. Olds sounds like a great guy, a real man. But there are only a few good stories tucked into this book mostly near the beginning and the end. The rest, several hours, is filled with relatively boring details about military buraucracy and logistics. I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks and this ranks nowhere near the top, yet somehow five of five reviews (other than this one) currently rate it with five stars. When I purchased this book two weeks ago there was one review posted that said the book was boring. Unfortunately I ignored that one and now notice, strangely enough, that one is now gone.
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!
Incredible story of American fighting spirit and leadership. If you are a fan of military aviation this book is a must listen. If you are a leadership fan this book is also full of many pearls of wisdom. General Olds is my new hero!