• by Mark Vanhoenacker
  • Narrated by John Moraitis
  • 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Skyfaring, airline pilot and flight romantic Mark Vanhoenacker shares his irrepressible love of flying on a journey from day to night, from new ways of mapmaking and the poetry of physics to the names of winds and the nature of clouds. Here, anew, is the simple wonder and transcendent joy of motion and the remarkable new perspectives that height and distance bestow on everything we love.


What the Critics Say

"Read it, and you’ll find yourself requesting a window seat every time you fly." (Bookseller)


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Customer Reviews

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terrible narrator

MIGHT be interesting. Narrator kills it. over-enunciates every emotionless word -- so don't hear story
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- Karen Mittleman

I agree with most comments about the narrator

I am a licensed private pilot and travel commercially about 100K miles per year so I am into aviation. That's the entire reason I bought this book. Yet, I found it too boring to finish. Some of this might be the fault of the narrator. I am in agreement with almost all of the other reviewers about this. He over pronounces every syllable. He mispronounces common aviation words, of which the oft reference "altimeter" is the most annoying. I will give him a pass on "Aeroplane" since that is the British way of saying the word. I am not certain how it is spelled out in the print edition

Yes, it is clear that the author truly loves what he does and that does come through in the book. Maybe I will go back and finish it after I finish the current thriller I am listening to, or if I am sitting on one of those many commercial flights and need to take a nap.
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- Warren

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story AudioBooks