The Flying Circus

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Susan Crandall

Narrated By: Jacques Roy

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: July 2015

Duration: 12 hours 31 minutes

Summary:

From the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America's heartland in the Roaring Twenties.Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry "Schuler" Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune; and Charles "Gil" Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteran pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of adventure and self-discovery has a price-and one of them won't be able to survive it. As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It's a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure-worldly or private-they find themselves on, they're guaranteed to be a family you won't forget.

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  • Myla Gayer

    Susan Crandall is an amazing author. I am a pilot and I loved relating to the little details that she brought into the story to help pain a picture! The narration was well done also.