It's a good overview; covers all the relevant topics. Especially useful if you already know theory and want a refresher or an outline to keep skills sharp. Wonderful that the narrator's voice is a woman's (at least for my taste), but she talks just a beat too fast for explaining difficult material. This thing could have been about an hour longer, just a tad more engaging, and been much better.
Jake's a cool character, as many have said. Technical detail is fascinating--Coonts puts you right in the cockpit!
This is a "full cast" narration, which would be fine if they'd gotten some decent actors. This bunch, however, sounds like a high-school drama class, and some of 'em are getting a C-. The guy doing Jake's voice is particularly distracting. He has this incredibly cheesy Midwestern accent that makes him sound like a slightly younger Homer Simpson. It's just too goofy for an action hero. Camille, the girlfriend, sounds wooden and you can tell she's reading the lines, not feeling them much. Surely they could have spent a bit more money on a proven seller like this one in order to bring Coonts' excellent writing to life.
Final scene is very cool--an epilogue would have been nice. But then there's the next book for an that. Also, the opening part, where he describes the first flight in detail, is amazing, even riveting.
If the only way you can do the book is to listen, then so be it. But if you can read it yourself instead, it'll be a way better experience. Keep the faith.
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