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Sky Birds Dare! | [L. Ron Hubbard]

Sky Birds Dare!

Ace glider pilot Breeze Callahan tries to sell the Navy on using his gliders in the war effort. But Breeze soon has a war on his hands when a ruthless competitor wants the Navy to buy training ships instead, and is willing to use any means of sabotage and betrayal to get the contract.
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Publisher's Summary

When it comes to flying gliders, ace pilot Breeze Callaghan is as smooth as they come. He perfects a skill that will prove vitally important for decades to come - even into the jet age, as demonstrated by Captain Sully Sullenberger, who famously landed his disabled passenger plane on the Hudson River.

Sully’s jet was brought down by a flock of geese, while Breeze is going up against a vulture named Badger O’Dowell. Both pilots are vying for a Navy contract, and Badger would love to shoot the Breeze...literally. Short of that he’ll do everything he can to sabotage Breeze in flight.

It’s game on, and as Breeze is about to discover, Badger’s an expert at playing dirty. And there’s much more than money at stake: There’s his reputation, his life, and his love of a beautiful woman. A storm is brewing, and as for danger, the sky’s the limit when Sky Birds Dare!

During his undergraduate days, L. Ron Hubbard served as the president of the George Washington Glider Club. He held numerous records for sustained powerless flight and was renowned for his wild aerial antics that, according to an eyewitness, "made women scream and strong men weep". In short, there wasn’t a single flying feat in Sky Birds Dare! that Hubbard himself hadn’t dared to do on his own.

©1998 L. Ron Hubbard (P)2011 Galaxy Press

What the Critics Say

"And the winner is…Sky Birds Dare! by L Ron Hubbard, narrated by a Full Cast! I was very fortunate this year to have been contacted by Galaxy Press who was looking for some reviews on a series of L Ron Hubbard audiobooks they were putting out. That was lucky for me because otherwise I would have missed out on something special. Hubbard’s writing is always good, naturally, but the multi-cast music and sound production by Galaxy is stunning. Sky Birds Dare! is just one of the Hubbard stories I read this year, but it contains one of the most beautifully descriptive scenes I can remember reading in a long time. For all these reasons and more, Sky Birds Dare! was my favorite pulp-fiction audiobook of the year." (Audiobook Heaven)

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