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Jason Chastain

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  • 747

  • Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation
  • By: Joe Sutter
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 440

747 is the thrilling story behind "the Queen of the Skies" - the Boeing 747 - as told by Joe Sutter, one of the most celebrated engineers of the 20th century, who spearheaded its design and construction. Sutter's vivid narrative takes us back to a time when American technology was cutting-edge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With wit and warmth, he gives an insider's sense of the larger than life-size personalities - and the tensions - in the aeronautical world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • What a beautiful plane

  • By Jean on 10-18-13
  • 747
  • Creating the World's First Jumbo Jet and Other Adventures from a Life in Aviation
  • By: Joe Sutter
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer

Good story. Narrator was hard to listen to.

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-18

What was one of the most memorable moments of 747?

In general, the formation of the engineering team from the leftovers after the SST and other programs had their fill.

Would you be willing to try another one of Paul Boehmer’s performances?

No.

Any additional comments?

It was a good story. As others have mentioned, it's a memoir based around the development of the 747, not a nuts and bolts development story. The narration was horrible. He should be narrating the autobiography of the first robot to dance on Broadway. I almost gave up on the book but found that 1.25x speed smoothed over the bizarre pauses and inflections.

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