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Thomas Block orates his new audiobook Open Skies with the gravitas of a senior airline captain. His protagonist Jack Sawyer is a former commercial aviator turned private investigator after his airline fails, and he sours to idea of starting the airline seniority system again from the bottom. When an insolent co-pilot turns up dead—squished between the industrial, hydraulic, lifting joists of a catering truck—the airline’s CEO calls upon Jack to explore the probability of foul play. The first clues arrive in the form of barely-missing bullets fired from an unknown, handgun-wielding adversary. Retired Captain Block salts his novel with airport, airline, and aircraft details using his skill as an experienced industry insider.
Both the story and narration rocked like laser-guided stinger munitions. Told with the authority and swagger of a true fighter jock. The scenes were absolutely captivating. My only small complaint is that the breath-holding scenes were separated by a lot of telling. Still, I highly recommend this book, and it offers a lot of insight into the military aviation world.
I love this author’s concept of Florida turned inside out. I read Lucky You, and listened to Skinny Dip. Both help my rapt attention.
As a Tom Clancy who has read all of the Jack Ryan series, I was glad to try this latest installment as an audiobook. Professionally produced from pen to microphone. Well done.
Tina Fey is a great reader.
Maybe, depending on the content.
Well told and recorded. Tina has a great speaking voice.
No, i listen while bike riding and divide it into appropriate chunks.
At one point tina says, "If you're a man, well, thanks for buying this book." I think it should have been more obvious that this is a story targeted strictly for women. I expected more gender-neutral comedy, and less about old-fashioned maxi-pads, fashion, and maintaining a woman's body. I expected more like the SNL political insert.
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