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Sully Audiobook

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

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Publisher's Summary

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks - the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger - the pilot who miraculously landed crippled US Airways flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director/producer Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart.

Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that even in these days of conflict, tragedy, and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for - that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.

Cover art © 2016 WBEI. All Rights Reserved.

Please note: This title was previously released as Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Mattered.

©2016 Chesley B. Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Andy 09-17-16
    Andy 09-17-16 Member Since 2013
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    "For once, the movie will be better than the book"
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    Love the story of survival and the lessons of being prepared. But this book has way too much self-focus, right down to the primary-school essays from Sully. Had it been half the length, it would have been spectacular.

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    Nick 09-14-16
    Nick 09-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really Dull."

    I admire what he was able to do by landing the plane, but this book is BORING!! it's more of a biography of his wife oddly enough.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carly 09-01-16
    Carly 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Must listen!!"

    Well written! I really enjoyed this book! I enjoyed the book when Sully starts reading himself. You could feel like you were there a bit!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William H. Warfield 08-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sully"

    Great reading, love the way it is written. Very personally and I could identity with do many thing. Final chapter is wonderful.

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    Kathi Cortaro, AZ, United States 09-24-16
    Kathi Cortaro, AZ, United States 09-24-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Inspiring biography--but incomplete"

    While I enjoyed the low key storytelling, I was hoping for additional facts, data and information about the NTSB investigation which is included in the movie made from this book. I was glad to have a chance to learn about the challenges faced by air crews and how passenger safety is impacted.

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    Hugh Jass Vermont 09-23-16
    Hugh Jass Vermont 09-23-16 Member Since 2013

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    "SUCKY SULLY!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Get rid of all the personal background.


    Has Sully turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The story was so slow it didn't matter.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sully?

    The first 5 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Go see the movie. This version is TERRIBLE!

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    Amazon Customer 09-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "As a pilot wife, this was exceptional & emotional!"

    As a wife of an a320 captain, listening to this book was an emotional experience. It was well written taking the reader into the history of Capt. Sullebergers early life and love of flying through his military career and all the experiences that shaped his life.

    Upon listening to him recount flight 1549 and the rescue that followed I was moved to tears... I was also moved by the amount of people this incident reached.

    The parts I loved most about this book was when he talked about his wife and kids. The live and respect he has for them really comes through. I felt an understanding and kinship with Lorrie and what she goes through as the wife of a pilot. I felt deeply for her.

    I know I will listen to this book more than once...

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    OmenMoon 09-16-16
    OmenMoon 09-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "the right stuff"

    good book, intresting. has the right teachings of the way people should be. tells it like it should be.

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    cumminspub 09-13-16
    cumminspub 09-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspirational"

    Amazing book that not only talked about the epic flight, but about Sully's life in whole. This book was extremely moving and inspirational. I often found myself reflecting on my personal life.

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    Doug 09-13-16
    Doug 09-13-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Sully becomes your friend, the neighbor you want to talk to as you relax in the back yard"

    Sully becomes your friend, the neighbor you want to talk to as you relax in the back yard.

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