We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Amy Johnson, 1903 - 1941 (Dramatised) Performance

Amy Johnson, 1903 - 1941 (Dramatised)

Regular Price:$5.33
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Audible Editor Reviews

This biography of record-breaking English aviatrix Amy Johnson combines real-life testimonials with innovative character acting. Johnson set numerous long-distance aviation records, among them her famous 1930 solo flight from England to Australia. Johnson is also remembered for her mysterious disappearance, her body never recovered after it was last seen floating from a parachute above the Thames on a stormy 1941 day. Here a multitude of prolific actors combine to voice the primary players in Johnson’s brief, but accomplished career. Shirley Dixon (Wallace and Gromit, Inspector Morse) imbues Johnson with unflappable ambition and playful working-class wit, following the pilot from her humble beginnings as a typist through her pioneering women’s rights advocacy. Impeccable English orator Valentine Palmer hosts the proceedings with finesse and fluidity.

Publisher's Summary

Amy Johnson's greatest achievement was her solo flight to Australia, made within a year of her obtaining a full pilot's licence. (At the time she was the only woman in the world to hold a full ground-engineer's licence.) In the remote jungles and islands of south-east Asia, her flying ability and engineering knowledge enabled her to complete the flight. Throughout her life she fought anti-feminine prejudice, becoming a major pioneer in aviation. Her tragic and mysterious early death in an air crash helped to turn her life into an aviation legend.

© and (P) 1976 Ivan and Inge Berg

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (1 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
0 (0 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.