Flight of the Old Dog

Narrated by: Richard Allen
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (260 ratings)

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Flight of the Old Dog,/i> is the runaway best seller that launched the phenomenal career of Dale Brown. It is the riveting story of America's military superiority being surpassed as our greatest enemy masters space-to-Earth weapons technology - neutralizing the U.S. arsenal of nuclear missiles.

America's only hope: The Old Dog Zero One, a battle-scarred bomber fully renovated with modern hardware - and equipped with the deadliest state-of-the-art armaments known to man...

Public Domain (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Great story killed by terrbile narrator

I have been a Dale Brown fan for years and read pretty much everything he wrote as it was published in hardcover. Now I listen to audiobooks to while away the time on my long weekly drives. I loved this book when I read it years ago, and was looking forward to hearing it, and maybe getting a slightly different experience through the narration, as often happens with a really good narrator. But this narrator is the worst I have ever heard. He speaks way too fast, uses a monotone no matter what is happening in the story and all his characters sound alike. When he really tries to portray a different ethnicity his Russian sounds like a Japanese character out of a bad WWII movie. This is my first review ever, and after just finishing Clancy's Dead or Alive read by Lou Diamind Philips (a fantastic narrator) listening to Richard Allen was like getting my wisdom teeth pulled. Never again. Save your money. Listening to this was truly awful. Thank god it was short.

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Great book , audio seriously abbridged

it's a great book, and the audio is great for what it covers. however so much was left out that the meat of the story kind of falls apart.

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original book great abridged audio book bad

I have read the original novel and it is great. this audiobook is clearly abridged and they cut out all the parts that center around the main character. if you are pushing poorly abridged and poorly read audio books at least have the sense to label it abridged.

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Horribly Abridged

This version leaves out so much with regards to plot and character development that it’s nearly impossible to understand.

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Abridged Edition

Better if unabridged edition.
First Dale Brown book.
Story is very good technothriller.
good read.

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Not as advertised. SERIOUSLY ABRIDGED.

The ad copy for this audiobook says nothing about it being abridged, but it is SERIOUSLY ABRIDGED. It only took about 5 minutes for me to realize how bad it was. I called Audible to ask about it. They are aware it is abridged. I didn’t ask them why they don’t mention that in the description. I did ask for a refund. They refused to do so. Hopefully others will do before purchasing what I did afterwards, which is check the reviews. Looks like many others have had the same experience as I did.

Terrible customer service by Audible. They misleadingly and apparently knowing omit a vital piece of information from the description of the audiobook, and then refuse to refund me for their mistake. Be cautious, everyone.

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Best of the "Cold War" era books

Where does Flight of the Old Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

top 20

What was one of the most memorable moments of Flight of the Old Dog?

The flight back

Have you listened to any of Richard Allen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

he does justice to what was in my head when i read the book

If you could give Flight of the Old Dog a new subtitle, what would it be?

none

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The Cold War comes to your car!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a great adaptation of a great book!

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

As expected.

Any additional comments?

This is an abridged version...if you have read the book, you will miss some of the character development but in the end a very good version.

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The Old Dog is a hot dog!

This is a very good story about a B-52 crew on a mission in a fast-paced, well read audio book. I love it everytime I hear it.

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Better than the text version

Loved the book, and looking forward to more of the authors book. Its a fun read

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  • J R P HICKS
  • 01-19-18

A butchered story

Ive been reading Dale Brown for years and thoroughly enjoyed the series. After giving up waiting for the unabridged version I bought this.

I wish I hadn't.

The story has been chopped by probably 10 hours, it has lost so much.

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  • M. Eyre
  • 04-10-14

Incomplete

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I read this book years ago and looked forward to listening to it. I regret buying the abridged version I found it less than satisfying.

Would you recommend Flight of the Old Dog to your friends? Why or why not?

The written book Yes the abridged audio book No

What does Richard Allen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

In this instance nothing However I would like to hear him read an unabridged version

Do you think Flight of the Old Dog needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There are other books featuring the Old Dog andmany of the charachters in this book so the question is meaningless

Any additional comments?

A mediocre score has been given only because having read the book I found the cuts made to the abridged version spoiled my listening pleasure. If you have not read the book then this audio version may hold more attraction for you then is has for me

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  • andrew
  • 12-23-12

brilliant

brilliantly read and dale brown at his best.all the aviation action you could ever wish for.five stars out of five.highly recommended.

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  • William Henry Lyster Eccles
  • 11-12-19

Always a great book

I have read this book a few times, and decided to have it to listen to in the car to keep me awake. Great story, well written and well read too.

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  • Ben
  • 05-01-19

abridged audiobook

Abridged version. missing large parts of the story from the book. but pretty good overall

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  • peter brazel
  • 06-14-16

The old dog

loved this novel, as I read this over ten years ago, I recommend it to anyone, a true aviation thriller, pre world war 3 thriller, Dan Brown, outstanding novelist.

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  • Matt Johansson
  • 06-02-16

loved it . tech and good story

how can you go wrong with a pimped up B52 from area 51 and a razor sharp SAC bombing crew. got this for a long journey and loved every minute of it.