• Permission to Fly

  • A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph
  • By: Layng Martine Jr.
  • Narrated by: Layng Martine Jr.
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Permission to Fly

By: Layng Martine Jr.
Narrated by: Layng Martine Jr.
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Publisher's Summary

Permission to Fly tells the true story of boy born into a kind and happy family who grows to realize the executive world his father inhabits may not be his destiny. Thanks to his remarkable mother, Layng is given "permission to fly" early on. Armed with optimism, curiosity, creativity, determination and a wry sense of humor, he begins his amazing journey of many painful-but-educational steps and missteps. 

Permission to Fly is about love, raising kids, sticking to what matters, and paying the price for doing that. It's about recovering from failure and heartbreak, maintaining friendships, and it's about how much help we all need to get anywhere good in the world. Walking Layng's uncharted path beside him, we witness the highest degrees of love, risk, hilarity, tragedy, resiliency, and success. We encounter fabulously colorful characters and experiences that propel him towards the freedom and fulfillment he craves.

Layng Martine Jr. is a master storyteller. He writes his most American and inspirational of stories with charm, humor, and humanity.

©2018 Layng Martine Jr. (P)2019 Layng Martine Jr.

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Excellent book!

Permission to Fly was recommended by a friend and I'm so glad I added it to my library. It was so enjoyable! Mr. Martine has led an amazing life full of blessings and heartaches. Even when touched by tragedy, he has had such a positive outlook regarding his life and his wonderful marriage of many years. I highly recommend this book!

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Beautiful story of love and life

Layng Martine Jr is an incredible storyteller. He brings you right along with him as he tells the tales of growing up as a risk-taking boy. He has always had the drive to go after what he wants, and the infectious energy to convince others to give it to him. The love story between he and his wife Linda is one for the ages. I highly recommend this book!

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Unconditional Love.

An absolutely beautiful listen narrated by the admirable author himself. Full of authenticity, raw unconditional love, truth + adventure. I have gifted it to many friends in both hardcover and on Audible. A breathtaking story of love that is not to be missed.

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Loved this book and the author reading it

Brought me back to my days in CT and the 60s. His writing was simple and beautiful.

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A great story

Permission to Fly is an American success story about a New England boy who developed a strange goal-to become a songwriter and move to Music City USA where the action was. With a wonderful supportive wife and endless drive he made it to the top. A great story,