The Flight Girls

Narrated by: Xe Sands
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (329 ratings)

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"Heart-breaking, validating, exciting." (Hypable)

"Rich historical detail...this saga has it all." (Woman's World)

Shining a light on a little-known piece of history The Flight Girls is a sweeping portrayal of women's fearlessness, love, and the power of friendship to make us soar.

1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It's why she implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back home in Texas. It’s why she signed up to train military pilots in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it’s why she insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women with whom she flies. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe.

To make everything she’s lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face war, and - when James goes missing in action - give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight not only for her country, but for the love she holds so dear. 

"Captivated me from the first page and never let go...a powerful tale of courage and sacrifice by the Women Airforce Service Pilots during WWII. A spectacular first novel." (Sara Ackerman, USA TODAY best-selling author of The Lieutenant's Nurse)

©2019 Noelle Salazar (P)2019 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited

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Left wanting more...

I wish the book was more about the women & their flight training/roles in the war. I wasn't expecting it to be a love story & wasn't necessarily disappointed by it, I thought it would be more about the women who flew during the war. We always hear about the brave men that fought for us, but not about the women. The narrator was very good, but the overall story left me wanting more.

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Fabulous! Couldn’t put it down!

And wonderful story, very well written, it pulled me right in. The characters were so believable and the story mixed with history made me love it. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

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Author’s first novel SOARS!

SO enjoyed this book! The characters are so relatable and you feel like they are your girlfriends by the end of the novel. GREAT FIRST NOVEL by Noelle Salazar and I cannot wait to read her next novel.

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Beautifully written

Love this book. I fell in love with Audrey and her love of life. It is a story of heartache and dreams. May you get swept up in the dreams of this book and then go pursue your own.

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Beautifully written

eloquently spoken, deeply felt. Historical fiction is a uniquely and special genre. And this is one of my favorites.

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Fiction but true - real, raw, and worth the read!

....INCREDIBLE. A flawless work of perfect art about quite possibly the most pivotal moment in modern history. Everything was believable: the characters, the feelings, the situations, the dialogue....... I enjoyed this so much and I love that there were strong brave women back then to rise to such an occasion. And I am so grateful there are women like this author willing to put pen to paper and immortalize them with words so that their legacy can live on. I will never forget this book as long as I live.

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Intense Heartbreaking and Soul Healing

I have listened to many audio books over the last several years. Flight Girls outshines them all!
My grandfather was a radio operator during WWII. He was one of the lucky ones that made it home. I have always been fascinated by this era.

Noelle Salazar instantly brings you back in time. The characters are so real and so dynamic. It took me a few days to listen to the story. because it was so intense I had to take breaks from it.

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There are not enough stars!!!!!

This book is literally in a class all its own!!! I am in shock it is her first book. Sooooooo good!

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recommend

Excellent story bringing bits of history to life. Recommended for anyone who loves love and history.

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Great

Hart filling and breaking story. A great winter read and reminder of true love is real!

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