Flight

  • by Sherman Alexie
  • Narrated by Adam Beach
  • 4 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy - "Zits" - who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of decision, he finds himself shot back through time to awaken in the body of an FBI agent during the civil-rights era. It's only the first stop. He continues through time to inhabit the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Bighorn and then rides with an 1800s Indian tracker before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today.During these furious travels, his refrain is: "Who's to judge?" and "I don't understand humans." When he returns to his own life, he is transformed by all he's seen.

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What the Critics Say

"Captivating...one quickly surrenders to Zits' voice, which elegantly mixes free-floating young adult cynicism with a charged, idiosyncratic view of American history. Alexie plunges the book into bracing depths." (Publishers Weekly)

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I order somewhere around 30 audible titles a year. Every now and then I luckily stumble across a book like this. Within the first five minutes I knew I'd snagged a total winner. Amazing book. Well narrated. Everything.
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- chris

Fantasy, reality, religion, and humor

The rarest of combinations when you mix great humor, good fiction, characters you can't help but love, and throw in science fiction, history, and God. Oh and wrap it in a package of the perfect narrator for the story. I've always really enjoyed Sherman Alexie's writing, but hearing his work perfectly performed was even better.
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- Pamela J "Sure, I'd love to hear your story...."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.