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Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara | [Captain Terry Reece]

Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara

How can one pilot cram so much into a single lifetime? Climb into Captain Terry Reece's cockpit, fasten your seatbelt, and hold on for an exciting journey into the world of aviation. Born to a family of transplanted North Carolinians who moved to Washington State, a young Reece explored the hills of the Pacific Northwest. Hiking in the mountains and being a fire lookout gave him a taste of adventure, but he craved more-and he got it.
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Publisher's Summary

How can one pilot cram so much into a single lifetime? Climb into Captain Terry Reece's cockpit, fasten your seatbelt, and hold on for an exciting journey into the world of aviation.

Born to a family of transplanted North Carolinians who moved to Washington State, a young Reece explored the hills of the Pacific Northwest. Hiking in the mountains and being a fire lookout gave him a taste of adventure, but he craved more - and he got it.

Reece's first flying lesson ended in a cloud of billowing dust, ripped metal, and broken Plexiglas. But that didn't keep him grounded. Over the next few years, he navigated his Lockheed C-130 to steamy nights in Rangoon, risky undercover aircraft deliveries to Libya, icy Arctic expeditions, and desperate flights out of the desert with machine guns pointed at his gut, to landing Boeing jets on short, icy runways on Alaska's Aleutian Chain.

Reece's entertaining biography delves into the fast-paced world of aviation and is filled with compassion, danger, bits of humor, and the follies of youth. It's also the remarkable tale of how Reece and his wife, Nancy, sought to keep his dream of flying alive through the years. From the freezing, isolated North Pole to the heat and heart of Africa, Flying North South East and West takes you to every direction on the compass and leads you to the adventure of a lifetime.

©2007 Terry E Reece (P)2014 Terry E Reece

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    Barbara 09-28-14
    Barbara 09-28-14
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    "Alaskan Aviation"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to a friend who is a retired pilot. He also enjoyed both the comedy and the narration


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scenes were when the author was learning to fly and the problems he ran into.


    Any additional comments?

    Capt. Reece wrote a very entertaining book about his life as a pilot and Joshua Bennington brought that book to life with his narration.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sally 09-21-14
    Sally 09-21-14
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    "Humorous Alaskan pilot memoirs"
    Where does Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This audio book rates at the top of the audio book I have listened to


    What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Joshua Bennington brings the characters to life and gives them a personality that would be missing in the printed version


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Landing on and finding the ice island


    Any additional comments?

    If you like airplanes, adventure and humor you will like this audio book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Norma 09-20-14
    Norma 09-20-14
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    "AN UP CLOSE & PERSONAL STORY OF ALASKAN BUSH PILOT"
    Where does Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    FLYING NORTH SOUTH EAST AND WEST RANKS CLOSE TO THE TOP OF AUDIO BOOKS I HAVE HEARD, BUT I HAVE ONLY HEARD A HUNDRED OR SO!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara?

    THEN CAPTAIN REECE TALKS ABOUT HIS EARLY YEARS I FOUND TO BE THE MOST ENTERTAINING


    Any additional comments?

    THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY COMMANDED TO ANYONE WITH ANY INTEREST IN ALASKA AND/OR AVIATION

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    Katie 09-17-14
    Katie 09-17-14
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    "fantastic aviation adventure"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara to be better than the print version?

    i listen to audio books while i commute to and from work and any time i can hear a good story, the trip seams shorter


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara?

    captain reece landing in the bush


    Which character – as performed by Joshua Bennington – was your favorite?

    the narrator was my favorite voice of the audio book


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i could have listened to more at one time but my 45 min trip was over, so i had to pick up the story on the way back


    Any additional comments?

    it is great book and was read by an interesting narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 09-05-14
    Lisa 09-05-14
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    "WHAT IS A BUSH PILOT?"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara to be better than the print version?

    Joshua Bennington did a great job with this narration. I enjoyed hearing him tell the stories Capt.Reece wrote about.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book to anyone interested in flying. The stories are entertaining and packed with adventures. It is well written with humor and realism. The narrator Joshua Bennington gives these stories even more life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina 09-01-14
    Tina 09-01-14
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    "ALASKAN AVIATION"
    What made the experience of listening to Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara the most enjoyable?

    I got caught up in the story and could not turn it off. What a great life's story. The narrator Mr.Bennington did a wonderful job of bring the story to life. I would like to hear more of his books.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara?

    The most memorable passages of the book was when the author reminisced about his first few flights


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was his first landing!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A short story about aviation pioneering in Alaska.


    Any additional comments?

    Wonderful, Entertaining and Educational, highly recommend it to anyone interested in flying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Claudia Bell 08-12-14
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    "AN ALASKAN PILOT"
    Would you listen to Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara again? Why?

    YES, I AM SURE I HAVE MISSED SOMETHING


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara?

    WHEN THE AUTHOR LANDED A PLANE ON AN ICE FLOAT


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I HAVE ALSO LISTENED TO "TESTED BY FIRE" AND THIS RECORDING IS MUCH LESS DRAMATIC, MORE OF A STORY TELLER STYLE


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    WHEN THE AUTHOR FIRST LEARNED TO FLY


    Any additional comments?

    THE BOOK IS A BIT OF ALASKAN HISTORY THAT CAN ONLY BE TOLD BY SOMEONE WHO LIVED IT.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy Hall 07-26-14
    Wendy Hall 07-26-14
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    "A little airplane history of Alaska"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara to be better than the print version?

    Audio versions are better because I can drive while enjoying the book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The adventures the auther went through all over the world.


    Have you listened to any of Joshua Bennington’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he was good in this book. I would buy another book done by him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but I did want to finish each chapter before I turned it off.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Williamson 07-15-14
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    "A GREAT AVIATION ADVENTURE LIFE"
    If you could sum up Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara in three words, what would they be?

    LIFE OF A BUSH PILOT


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the author got into flying


    What does Joshua Bennington bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Listening to the story and hearing some of the characters voices changed what I thought the characters looked like, and I liked it.in my mind.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Pioneering in Alaska as seen through the eyes of a pilot


    Any additional comments?

    GREAT BOOK HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ed 07-14-14
    Ed 07-14-14
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    "EVER WONDER WHERE PILOTS COME FROM"
    What made the experience of listening to Flying North South East and West: Arctic to the Sahara the most enjoyable?

    The different voices gave the characters more depth.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The hero of the story, the author. The book is a memoirs book!


    What about Joshua Bennington’s performance did you like?

    Yes, Joshua's reading was easy most of the time. I liked the voices of the different people through out the book. Helps give the book more depth.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, I was impressed that his wife did not put up more of a fuss about him being away so much, mine would have!!


    Any additional comments?

    That was a great memoirs book. I always wondered who and why someone became a pilot. NOW I KNOW!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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