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Author: Rebecca L. Brown Narrator: Arthur Morey, Cassandra Campbell, Kivlighan de Montebello, Rebecca L. Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2018 ISBN: 9780525530701
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An emotionally charged debut novel of a family on the brink—an autistic child, his determined mother, and her distant father—who learn that when your world changes, you find out who you really are.

While she was growing up, Piper’s father, Lance “the Silver Eagle” Whitman, became a national hero piloting a plane through an emergency landing. But at home, he was a controlling and overbearing presence in her life, raining emotional and verbal abuse upon the entire family.

It’s no surprise, then, that as an adult, Piper has poured all of her energy into creating a warm and loving home for her own family, while catering to her son Fred’s ever-growing idiosyncrasies.

Then Lance has a heart attack, leaving him with a brain injury—and dependent upon Piper for his care—just before tests confirm Piper’s suspicions that Fred is on the autism spectrum.

A powerful and extraordinary novel, Flying at Night gives voice to Fred, trying to find his place in a world that doesn’t quite understand him; to Lance, who’s lost what made him the man he was, for better and worse; and to Piper, who, while desperately trying to navigate the shifting landscape around her, watches as her son and father start to connect—in the most miraculous ways.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brown’s debut audiobook is well served by this stellar ensemble cast. Cassandra Campbell, Kivlighan de Montebello, and Arthur Morey give believable voices to the three main characters. Campbell, as Piper, has a voice balancing determination, frustration, and guilt as she navigates the challenges of raising her son, Fred, and becomes caretaker for her difficult father, Lance. The young de Montebello is extraordinary as nine-year-old Fred, recently diagnosed on the autism spectrum. De Montebello captures Fred’s enthusiasm when he shares his knowledge of his current obsession, WWII, and communicates his confusion as he tries to fit into a world he misunderstands as much as it misunderstands him. Morey is especially believable as Lance, the Silver Eagle, whose medical catastrophe eventually mends hearts. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “In Flying at Night, Rebecca L. Brown traces smart, important parallels across tribulations and generations. She manages the neat trick of making you root for every character, even when they aren’t rooting for one another.”

    Laurie Frankel, author of This Is How It Always Is

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

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About the Author

Rebecca L. Brown is the author of Flying at Night.

About the Narrators

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

Cassandra Campbell has won multiple Audie Awards, Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Odyssey Award for narration. She was been named a “Best Voice” by AudioFile magazine and in 2018 was inducted in Audible’s inaugural Narrator Hall of Fame.

Kivlighan de Montebello is a voice artist and an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who was awarded a prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2018.