Only one man could build such a plane: Stringer, the brilliant and obsessed engineer. Only one man could fly it: Towns, the arrogant and tormented pilot. Both had been aboard the Skytruck, but both are mortal enemies whose consuming hatred for each other is a danger greater than the desert itself.
©1964 Elleston Trevor; (P)2004 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Tense, exciting....Horribly vivid!" (London Evening Standard)
"A Master. One never doubts the absolute reality of every page [Elleston Trevor] writes." (The New York Times)
Excellent novel with great narration. Elleston Trevor is a highly skilled writer. He is also famous for espionage novels under a different name but this book is a wonderful read with vivid characters.
It is a classic and was made into a movie with James Stewart and Richard Attenborough, among others, who did it justice. There is now a recent movie with Dennis Quaid, so we are lucky to get this in audible. What a treat! Highly recommended.
I listen to this book constantly. Grover Gardeners best read. He reads each character personality perfectly and precise. Elleston Trevor wrote a great survival story here. well I can't say enough about the story obviously a masterpiece in my opinion. The Jimmy Stuart classic movie did do justice to the book, but did leave out a lot of pivotal things that the book has in it.
Excellent narator. He added accents to the subjects. The language & description of the characters very discriptive . I could all most feel the heat & thirst of the characters with death looming on the horizon. The desert was brought to life when a 30,000 ft dust storm brought the plain down. The rest you'll have to read.
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