- In Search of Wilbur and Orville Wright
- Narrated by: Noah Adams
- Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-10-03
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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In Adams's book we encounter the Wright brothers in a way that no writer has introduced them before. Through the lens of his own experiences as well as original reporting, letters, diaries and other primary source material, he helps us understand the talent and intensity of the brothers and their family, including the fascinating, deeply complex, and at times tragic bond between Orville and Katharine, his younger sister.
The Flyers is a wonderfully rich narrative that brings an unprecedented spirit of immediacy to one of history's most dramatic stories.
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By K on 08-05-12
A Great Account of History
What did you love best about The Flyers?
The Flyers was not what I expected. The account was based on the people not the technology. It showed what could be achieved from the diaries of of people in history.
What did you like best about this story?
The way the book revolved about the family and the influences showed these men to be above others.
Any additional comments?
This is a book I would recommend to anyone who likes biographies or history.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By Mark on 02-15-04
Top Flight Entertainment
A most enjoyable book. Well narated by the auther , whose passion for the subject is conveyed. The book rambles through the lives locations and times of the famous Wright brothers, giving good insight into their quest to fly, and the fabric of their lives. I enjoyed learning of the technical and logistical challenges they faced, and how their success changed them and the world.
I can highly recomend this to anybody with an interest in the history of flight or technology.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful