Mr. Block's story telling excellence, is able to create, circumstance after circumstance that challenges the listeners minds to try and imagine what might be coming next. As each chapter unfolds, it acts as an appetizer, whetting the appetite to move forward to race to the next chapter.
I listened in the car on the way home from work. One night I arrived home, and I was fully engrossed in the excitement of the story. Then there came a knock on the driver's side window. It was my wife who came to check on my health, as I been sitting there for approximately 15 minutes and just couldn't tear myself away until the chapter break.
Like premier story tellers, Mr. Block is able to weave a story that at the end of a chapter, leaves you in anxious anticipation. Obviously his experience as an Airline Captain, adds credibility to the plot as it unfolds.
Towards the latter part of the book, you find yourself wanting to move quickly to find out what is going to happen. On the other hand, as you sense the end is nearing, there is the recognition that you really don't want to say goodbye to all the characters you now have come to know and appreciate.
I think Elmer was my favorite. The vocal signature of Elmer is very distinctive and seems to fit ideally with my idea of how he might look, how he might dress and certainly the bluster and vocabulary he would use. I also liked Izzie, Max and the way Mr. Block read Susan and Tracy's dialog as well, but Elmer is my favorite.
I liked the closing crescendo in the cockpit of the 737.
I prefer books that are narrated by the authors. Mr. Block's Open Skies is a winner!
Captivating, Exciting, Contemporary
General Vance McDivott's foiled order to have Air Force One and President Paulsen vaporized.
Thomas Block seamlessly moves from one character to the next with precise differentiation, and adds significant enjoyment to the listening experience.
This movie's compelling suspense will keep you fully engaged all the way to the credits!
Hope there is another Gandt/Block Audiobook available soon!
I got so involved in the story, I was startled by the knocking on my passenger side window as I sat in my car, in the garage, the engine off, in the dark, listening to Captain. I was mesmerized by the need to find out what was going to happen in the gripping drama unfolding to the characters I had come to know in the course of the story. The knocking on the window, was my wife. She said I had been in the garage for over 10 minutes and she thought there might be something wrong.
I think Mr. Block's reading of his own words, significantly enhanced the character development. He has a very pleasing vocal quality and I enjoyed how fluidly he moved from one character to the next.
When the words of Lee Frankel (the shrink) were able to calm a passenger uprising, stimulated by Peter Fenton, the 1st Officer.
I was moved by the prologue and the ending.
Captain, could only be written by someone with years of experience as an airline Captain. The masterful blending of Mr. Blocks story telling ability and his wealth of flying experience combine to produce and Audible A+ audio book!
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