- The Rise and Fall of the Supersonic Airliner
- Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
- Length: 10 hrs
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-22-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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It is a tale of national rivalries, technological leaps, daring prototypes, tightrope politics, and a dream of a Dan Dare future never quite realised. Jonathan Glancey traces the development of Concorde not just through existing material and archives but through interviews with those who lived with the supersonic project from its inception.
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By Gene Fallaize on 12-08-16
First 2/3 - brilliant! Last 1/3 - bitter, angry and twisted.
I really enjoyed the first two-thirds of this book, and it was insightful and interesting as I'd hoped it would be. That was, until the chapter when Concorde crashed, after which the tone gets very bitter, as the author is angry at seemingly everything, from the accident, to terrorism, then to Airbus, Boeing, phones, IPads, and technology in general, blaming technology for ruining air travel ...which was responsible for making it - and Concorde - in the first place.
Unless you want to listen to a bitter, angry author spill his issues about everything that he claims has ruined the world since the last flight of Concorde, and feel patronised and belittled for listening to this audiobook on such a device he repeatedly berates the public for "being glued to", I'd recommend you stop listening after Concorde retires.
Because up until then, it really is a very good book.
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By Mark on 08-16-17
Concord a great story
Very well narrated but sometimes went off topic. overall enjoyable listen and I would recommend.