Flight of the Intruder : Jake Grafton

  • by Stephen Coonts
  • Narrated by Benjamin L. Darcie
  • Series: Jake Grafton
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed as the finest combat aviation novel to emerge from the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder spent 28 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list and became one of the top-20 best-selling first novels of all time. An instant classic, the book was translated into more than 20 languages and made into a major motion picture. Its hero, Jake Grafton, became a household name and the star of many more Coonts’ best-sellers. Without question, the strength of the book lies in its flying scenes when Jake Grafton straps himself into the cockpit of his A-6 Intruder. Jake’s love of flying is contagious whether you are hearing the book for the first time or listening to it for the third. No one better captures the world of Navy carrier pilots than Stephen Coonts. An Intruder pilot who flew combat missions off the deck of the USS Enterprise in the Vietnam War, Coonts lived the life he writes about, and he puts readers inside the hearts and minds of the pilots to reveal a world unknown to those outside the naval aviators’ fraternity. Few will forget the book’s final gut-wrenching scene when Jake’s once-innocent love of flying gives way to guilt and frustration and the need to give meaning to the deaths of his comrades.


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Customer Reviews

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Great stuff! War and romance.

Okay, I am an unabashed Stephen Coonts fan. This 1986 novel set in the Vietnam war period features 26 year old Jake Grafton as a US Navy pilot in combat. It is the first novel in the 10 book Jake Grafton series and it was also the first to be released as a movie in 1991.

Frankly, Stephen Coonts' books are of inconsistent quality, but the worst are excellent. Since the beginning of Coonts' Tommy Carmellini series, all books in both series have had Grafton and Carmellini as co-protagonists.

Narration is excellent, but Coonts changes narrators too often in his 38 audiobooks.
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- Wayne

Superb Storytelling!

Where does Flight of the Intruder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audio book is top 10% among all of the ones I have listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

A lot of books start with a good premise that gets lost along the way. Coonts starts, follows through, and delivers an awesome conclusion to a fantastic book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- Adam Morris

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-12-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio