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  • by Nevil Shute
  • Narrated by James Faulkner
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a best-selling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer, working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and ‘30s. The inspiration for many of the themes and concerns of Shute's novels can be identified in this enjoyable and enlightening memoir.


What the Critics Say

"Any book by Nevil Shute is a delight." (Punch)


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I love Shute's novels but found this to be dull.

I am a huge fan of Shute's novels and have enjoyed over a dozen. I was eager to listen to this given the good reviews but was disappointed. This is a fairly straightforward recounting of Shute's business career, focusing on his work launching an aeroship in the UK in the 1920's and then his experience helping launch and run an airplane manufacturer in the 1930's and beyond. There is little detail on his personal life. There are some enjoyable tidbits but they weren't nearly enough to carry the book.
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- Ben

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-26-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios