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Extended Audio Sample The Flight of the Phoenix, by Elleston Trevor Click for printable size audiobook cover
2.98918918918919 out of 52.98918918918919 out of 52.98918918918919 out of 52.98918918918919 out of 52.98918918918919 out of 5 2.99 (185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elleston Trevor Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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They are twelve men who shouldn’t be alive. They have survived the sudden blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter; survived a desperate crash landing in the Sahara of Central Libya; survived to face the slow, dry, agonizing death of the desert, for no rescue plans will seek their unscheduled flight. Twelve men with one hope: to build a new plane from the wreckage of their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell, two hundred miles to the nearest oasis.

Only one man could build such a plane: Stringer, the brilliant and obsessed engineer. Only one man could fly it: Towns, the arrogant and tormented pilot. Both had been aboard the Skytruck, but both are mortal enemies whose consuming hatred for each other is a danger greater than the desert itself.

This tale is so riveting it has inspired two major motion pictures—the unforgettable 1965 film starring Jimmy Stewart and the 2004 film starring Dennis Quaid.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Grover Gardner…almost humanizes the forces of nature seeking to destroy these men…This classic 1964 adventure tale has twice been made into a film but is equally riveting—and more informative—in this superbly read audio.”


  • “Gardner reads equally well with and American or a British accent. His calm voice offers and interesting contrast to the stressful circumstances of the story.” 


  • An AudioFile Earphones Award winner

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nadir | 10/9/2013

    " After reading this book I felt the original version of the film (the only one I've seen) was pretty faithful to the text. I rate both as 'worth your time' - not for the technological part, but for the study in psychology such an event (plane crash) presents. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Audrey | 5/30/2013

    " Sunshine State Book 2010-2011. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Andrew Markovich | 4/26/2013

    " Read the book hard copy several times. Excellent. Read the cassette copy with the British reader a couple of times. Very entertaining. Tried to read this copy with the American Grover Gardner reading aloud. Very disappointing. No wonder David from Birmingham, UK thought the film was better. Gardner is poorly cast to read this story. A Britisher should be reading this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimbo | 3/28/2013

    " Haven't seen the movie, but I really enjoyed the book. Page after page there is good suspense wondering if these men who survive a plane crash can escape the Sahara. Highly recommend this great book. "

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