West with the Night
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2005
Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes
Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west, describes her childhood on a farm in Kenya, her apprenticeship as a horse trainer, and her later career as a pioneer aviator who piloted passengers and supplies in a small plane to remote corners of Africa. Of her memoir Ernest Hemingway said, "...she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer....[she] can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves writers."