The international best-selling novel Skyfall is the story of a complex airline hijacking gone bad. Hidden aboard Flight 42 are terrorists who will force the aircraft to land in Communist China where a top-secret computer program will fall into Chinese hands. But the hijacking attempt is bungled and, with scores of passengers dead or wounded, the airliner's survivors desperately attempt to keep the airliner aloft.
"Compelling International Flight!"
When the China Clipper shattered aviation records on its maiden six-day flight from California to the Orient in 1935, the flying boat became an instant celebrity. This lively history by Robert Gandt traces the development of the great flying boats as both a triumph of technology and a stirring human drama. He examines the political, military, and economic forces that drove its development and explains the aeronautical advances that made the aircraft possible.
"A good read"
Life is an adventure; life in the sky, exponentially so. Airline pilot-author-blogger Eric "Cap'n Aux" Auxier has done it all. For the first time, enjoy a collection of Captain Auxier's stories from such publications as Airways magazine, Plane & Pilot, NYCAviation.com and his own blog (capnaux.com). Also included are several unpublished works, guest stories from fellow pilot-authors and other gems.
Learn the 'Inside Story' of a complex high-tech crime from years ago! Taking place in a pre-9/11 world of the 80′s, a former US submarine is hijacked in the Gulf, a floating aircraft carrier museum is hijacked from its dock in South Carolina, a Learjet and then a DC-9 are hijacked from New York shortly thereafter. The story is a vintage-era caper that involves gold, hostages and a memorable cast of noble and exceptionally nasty characters.
"We're going to land on what?!"
There has never been a mid ocean ditching by an air carrier jet." These are the words that haunt Captain Charlie Wells when he realizes that his jumbo jet has a problem over the Atlantic. None of the passengers or crew could know that a disgruntled airline mechanic has sentenced them to a night of terror. As the flight approaches the Equal Time Point, and is the most distant from land, Captain Wells and his crew of pilots and flight attendants struggle to avoid making history.
"Predictable plot, but still enjoyable"
Thomas Block has created Captain - his most ambitious, intricate, and action-packed aviation tale yet. It is a chilling and all too real story about a routine Trans-Atlantic airline flight that suddenly turns absolutely insane. In the doomed airliner's cockpit, inside the passenger cabin, and on the ground, a complex array of characters have been propelled at jet speed into a sudden and frantic race for survival.
"Great author, horrible narration though"
Jack Sawyer is an ex-airline pilot turned into a reluctant private investigator. Recommended by his estranged wife Susan, he finds himself looking into the death of an airline copilot. Officially, the man's death was an accident but there are suspicions that could hint at something else. With his estranged wife and a growing caste of other friends and acquaintances in tow, Jack sets out to track down the real reasons behind the mystery and possible murder!
"Great "Who Dun It !!!""
In Shadow Flight, Harrison Jones has spun an aviation tale of kidnapping, drug running, and intrigue. The story opens with flight instructor, Kyle Bennett, teaching slow flight and stalls to one of his students, Brooke Roberts, the wife of a surgeon. Brooke's husband, also a pilot, gave his wife flying lessons as a birthday gift. Ultimately, that gift could cost both Brooke and her instructor their lives.
"Kept me involved and committed to the story and characters making me want the next of Harrison's books"
A retired naval aviator (fighter pilot) and former paratrooper, Shanle puts listeners in the cockpit as hundreds of aircraft engage in the biggest and deadliest dog fights in history. Storm the beaches of Pacific Islands with the Marines, parachute into France with the Army Airborne, and stand on the decks of the USS Johnston as the tiny Destroyer charges an entire Imperial Japanese Fleet by itself.
"Great addition to the series you've got to read it"
After a combat incident in Iraq, Cal "Spectre" Martin was grounded and told he would never fly an F-16 again. Years later, he started a new civilian life with his F-16 pilot fiancée while being haunted by the nightmares of his last deployment. But when she goes missing on a routine training mission off the South Florida coast, Spectre unwillingly finds himself thrust back onto the frontlines of the war on terror - this time, not in the skies over Iraq, but on the streets of Miami.
"Good story excellent performance."
In this sequel to Creative Writing Career: Becoming a Writer of Movies, Video Games, and Books, Stephan and Justin continue to bring you industry advice as well as interviews with screenwriters, video game writers, and authors of books and comics. These writers' credits include such amazing titles as: Big Fish; Batman; Game of Thrones; The Crow; Divergent; Brave; Yesterday's Gone; Sandman Slim; Jurassic World; and many more!
"A well of knowledge"
A Nazi's Nazi, SS Generalleutnant von Bassenheim has no intention of surrendering. And Lieutenant Commander Atsugi, an Imperial pilot with nothing left to live for, wants nothing less than total revenge. With Axis powers facing defeat, the two men set out on a suicide mission in a submarine aircraft carrier with two nuclear weapons on board and two Seiran fighters destined to drop their loads on American cities. In a cat-and-mouse game spanning the globe, one OSS officer and a team of naval aviators and ship commanders hunt the rogue submarine.
"Mir continuation to the saga."
Squawk 7700 is a first-hand account of author Peter Buffington's experiences as a commercial airline pilot and the journey he took to reach his childhood dream. Buckle your seatbelt and prepare for an eye-opening, turbulent ride into the world of aviation from the pilot's seat. From student pilot at age 15, to flight instructor, to nighttime cargo pilot, and finally as first officer aboard the ATR 72 turboprop airliners island hopping the Caribbean, Squawk 7700 is a riveting aviation adventure.
"Good story if..."
The Gulf War has been over for ten years. It's up to Hornet pilots like Cmdr. Brick Maxwell and his glory-seeking commanding officer, Killer Delancey, to keep the peace by a narrow margin - a margin called the No-Fly Zone. The Iraqi MiG pilots buzz the borders - just close enough to shake up the U.S. Hornets' nest. And the rules of engagement require the Hornets to hold their fire unless the Iraqis show hostile intent.
Author, airline captain, and popular blogger Eric Auxier brings Alaska bush flying to life in his second novel, The Last Bush Pilots. Exhilarating flying, tall tales, and larger-than-life characters abound in a wild land that truly is America's Last Frontier. Two young pilots, Daniel "D.C." Alva and Allen David Foley, take on the world's most dangerous flying: the Alaska bush. But Mother Nature - and a sexy Native Alaskan - stand in their way.
"A Layover In Alaska"
When a motor launch carrying the USS Ronald Reagan's top brass is attacked, the US vows a swift reprisal. Enter skipper Brick Maxwell and his Roadrunners - the jocks who fly the F/A-18 Super Hornets. Their mission: a deep air strike in Northern Yemen. But their target - the commander who masterminded the attack - has laid a deadly trap for Maxwell and his fellow warriors....
"Great book, with a great story."
I am a survivor of an 11-year physically and emotionally abusive relationship. I suffered beatings, broken bones, knocked out teeth, public humiliation, and several serious murder attempts. This is unfortunately not a new story in our society today.
Vengeance shows the disastrous results of these decisions on the lowest common denominator: the war fighter. Closely following the actual battles of Midway and Guadalcanal, the listener gets an insider’s view so vivid the smell of cordite will hang in the air.
"Disjointed story, 2-D characters, no ending?"
When fighter pilot Cal "Spectre" Martin is recruited by an unacknowledged government organization named Project Archangel, he believes the demons of his past have finally been laid to rest. But when a top-secret mission to secure chemical weapons in Syria goes horribly wrong, Spectre finds himself thrust back into civilian life. Within days of his forced retirement, an unknown agent attempts to assassinate Spectre and his friends. Although Spectre escapes the assassination attempt, one of his friends is killed, and Spectre's world is shattered by the loss.
"A Waste of 18 hours build up"
From the Ringo Kid in Stagecoach to "Rooster" Cogburn in True Grit, John Wayne was a screen legend whose stellar performances ensured that his legacy as an icon of the American West would live on forever. But what of the man away from the cameras? What drove him to succeed as an actor and win every major award in show business? Journey through this incredible life and learn how Wayne got his big break....
"Nice trip down the old trail"