The Starship Diaries

  • by Dallas Kachan
  • Narrated by Dallas Kachan
  • 19 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What would YOU do with a multi-million-dollar aircraft and time on your hands? Join the adventures of a Silicon Valley salaryman whose good fortune put him in the pilot's seat of a radical, high-tech Beechcraft Starship airplane, one of only a handful ever made. He set out on what many only dream of: slowly meandering around the world with no fixed route and no fixed return date. Discover new countries and cultures. Learn about the science, art and challenges of flying a high tech business jet-class plane around the world. And find out how the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 midway through the trip changed aviation and the world's perception of America. The book features extensive detail of places visited, including historic, economic, social, geological and other information. It also includes 150+ footnotes explaining aviation-related concepts, defining acronyms and demystifying flying for non-pilots. Read by the author Dallas Kachan, former Canadian national news anchor and broadcaster. With music and ambient sound accents.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Best variety in an audio recording ever.

I loved the usage of sound effects, voices, music and impressions. It made the story come alive more than any other book I have heard. Having the author narrating gives a warm personal connection to the story especially with the interpretations of actual sayings. With the length of the story, the narrators voice became a delightful friend.

Do I have any constructive criticism?
Not really. The fact you appeared to stick to the facts of your diary rather than embellishing made it more real.
I hope you do more and inspire others to put as much into the recording of the story.
Inspirational recording.
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- David

Wouldn't you fly around the world if you could?

Where does The Starship Diaries rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I'm somewhat new to the audiobooks, having listened to just three in my life. So I thought it was great.

What did you like best about this story?

I really liked the mix of technical detail and plot. I've always wondered what it would be like to be a pilot and I got a feel for that while being brought around the world. And of course flying a plane around the world isn't always safe so the main character had some interesting situations to get out of!

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

It's the author who read the book so I felt like the right parts of each sentence were emphasized. Plus, he has a great voice for this sort of thing.

Any additional comments?

I found this to be the perfect story to listen to on my road trip to Baja, Mexico over the Christmas break. And some of the adventures in the story coincided perfectly with some of the adventures I was having.

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- Andre Angelantoni

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2015
  • Publisher: 11010011