Open Skies

  • by Thomas Block
  • Narrated by Thomas Block
  • 7 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jack Sawyer is an ex-airline pilot turned into a reluctant private investigator. Recommended by his estranged wife Susan, he finds himself looking into the death of an airline copilot. Officially, the man's death was an accident but there are suspicions that could hint at something else. With his estranged wife and a growing caste of other friends and acquaintances in tow, Jack sets out to track down the real reasons behind the mystery and possible murder - a humorous, insightful and exciting adventure!

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Airline Gravitas

What does Thomas Block bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Thomas Block orates his new audiobook Open Skies with the gravitas of a senior airline captain. His protagonist Jack Sawyer is a former commercial aviator turned private investigator after his airline fails, and he sours to idea of starting the airline seniority system again from the bottom. When an insolent co-pilot turns up dead—squished between the industrial, hydraulic, lifting joists of a catering truck—the airline’s CEO calls upon Jack to explore the probability of foul play. The first clues arrive in the form of barely-missing bullets fired from an unknown, handgun-wielding adversary. Retired Captain Block salts his novel with airport, airline, and aircraft details using his skill as an experienced industry insider.


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- Mark

Great "Who Dun It !!!"

Would you consider the audio edition of Open Skies to be better than the print version?

The audio edition was excellent. Have not read the book.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Open Skies?

The wit and resourcefulness of Jack Sawyer, the main character.


Have you listened to any of Thomas Block’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Old pilots never die, they become detectives.


Any additional comments?

Mr. Block does an exceptional job bringing the many characters to life. The listener starts to welcome the precise insights and perceptions of the main character that deal with both his personal life the case he is trying to solve. Block makes the main character real...

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- Gil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2013
  • Publisher: Thomas Block