Learned a lot about how it was being a fighter pilot and all the nonsense Olds had to put up with just to do the right thing. His stories, and ups and ands of his life are simply amazing to hear. I rarely reread(or re listen) to books immediately after I finish them but this one deserves another go 'round!
For those who wished they were born in a different era, who wonder about what it would have been like to be a fighter pilot, or looking to learn more about the greatest generation....I highly recommend this book.
I consider this the best book I've experienced on Audible, on any topic.
A perfectly cast narrator made me feel Robin Olds was telling his story. Extremely well written with incredible detail and feeling. Robin Olds was a true American hero I was honored to meet him and had a great conversation with him at the Oshkosh EAA fly in in 2003. The man had an unforgettable presence and personality. At the time I asked if he was writing his story and he said he was working on it. All I have to say is OUTSTANDING job the best autobiography of a fighter pilot ever told.
Robin Olds lived his life at full throttle most of the time. He lived a grand adventure.
He made you feel Robin Olds was telling his story in person.
There were many parts of the story you felt the raw emotions of the situation. Fear of a hairy ride, the elation of victory and the sadness of loss all common in the life of a great Fighter Pilot.
26 years in SAC with the B-52's during the Viet Nam War.
In the top 10%.
His time back in the states trying to get back into combat.
Soul of a Fighter Pilot.
Recommend to non military to see what it is like to be a warrior.
I listen to this book for 3 days straight and couldn't stop I loved every bit of it I could really see what was going on from his perspective. some of the stories are so amazing I had to back it up 30 seconds to listen to that part again and just try to imagine what Robin saw. this is an amazing book. Sh!t Hot!!!
Great story of a fighter pilot, but more importantly a story of leadership and airmanship during critical times in our history. Well narrated as usual by Robertson Dean.