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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,025 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Coonts Narrator: Benjamin L. Darcie Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jake Grafton Series Release Date:
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Hailed as the finest combat aviation novel to emerge from the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder spent twenty-eight weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and became one of the top twenty best-selling first novels of all time. An instant classic, the book was translated into more than twenty languages and made into a major motion picture. Its hero, Jake Grafton, became a household name and the star of many more Coonts’ bestsellers. Without question, the strength of the book lies in its flying scenes when Jake Grafton straps himself into the cockpit of his A-6 Intruder. Jake’s love of flying is contagious whether you are hearing the book for the first time or listening to it for the third.

No one better captures the world of Navy carrier pilots than Stephen Coonts. An Intruder pilot who flew combat missions off the deck of the USS Enterprise in the Vietnam War, Coonts lived the life he writes about, and he puts readers inside the hearts and minds of the pilots to reveal a world unknown to those outside the naval aviators’ fraternity. Few will forget the book’s final gut-wrenching scene when Jake’s once-innocent love of flying gives way to guilt and frustration and the need to give meaning to the deaths of his comrades.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “No book has ever opened the world of naval aviators like this. Once you start reading you won’t want to stop.”

    Tom Clancy

  • “Packed with action, emotion, suspense, and tragedy, Flight of the Intruder offers profound and gripping insight into the lives and loves of naval carrier pilots.”

    Clive Cussler

  • “A first novel of impressive power and authenticity.”

    Washington Post

  • “When he is flying, Jake’s exhilaration is contagious; his instincts meld with the controls of his aircraft, and is life-or-death decision sharpen his senses.”

    New York Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Glenajo | 2/17/2014

    " I thought this book was excellent. I was completely caught up in the story, but I have some background since my father was a pilot and flew in Korea. I listened to the book on my MP3 player, downloaded from the library. By using voices 'on the radio' the story has the feel of actually being in the cockpit. The descriptions made me feel like I was landing on the deck of a carrier and flying over Vietnam. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John | 2/17/2014

    " One of the more memorable books to come out of that difficult conflict. In a way it captured the essence of the difficulty facing those who were thrown into a battle they did not understand and yet were forced to fight within tight confines. As a thriller it certainly lived up to the hype. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 2/11/2014

    " Stephen Coonts' first novel is full of first-rate flying sequences that should appeal to anybody in the military or who is strongly interested in military fiction. The scenes with the outspoken commander are also very good. The rest of the writing borders on mundane. This book also assumes that you are well versed on military lingo and slang, as it seldom translates any for the layman reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Andrei Arias | 2/7/2014

    " I saw the movie, and I immediately wanted to read the book. i don't regret! "

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