Fighting the Flying Circus

Narrated by: Brett W. Downey
Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Eddie Rickenbacker was a WWI fighter ace. He arrived in France as a fresh greenie who knew little about flying and less about air combat. He learned everything he needed while fighting against the German air force and the famous Flying Circus commanded by Manfred von Richthofen.

In this biography of his wartime experiences, Eddie tells us of his midair adventures and battles as well as how he learned to "defeat the hun" and earned the title of Ace.

Public Domain (P)2016 Felbrigg Herriot

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Worth the time for a history buff

I enjoyed this book at it is the true account of America’s top World War 1 ace. That being said he was not as great at writing as he was a doing. Don’t get me wrong, it was worth the time and I learned a lot about flying in the Great War. It was just a struggle to listen sometimes.

The narration was good and seemed to be very relaxed, except when he hit a French name. The deep accenting was jarring. I would expect it to be said more as a young American visitor would pronounce it and not exactly in high French.

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Take a breath already

great story, great insight into the experiences and perspective of American volunteer pilots in France but why is the narrator reading so quickly? Take a breath and slow down a little

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good book

excellent first person account of world war 1 aviation and combat. holds your interest.