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Flight of the Intruder

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Hailed as the finest combat aviation novel to emerge from the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder spent 28 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list and became one of the top-20 best-selling first novels of all time. An instant classic, the book was translated into more than 20 languages and made into a major motion picture. Its hero, Jake Grafton, became a household name and the star of many more Coonts’ best-sellers. Without question, the strength of the book lies in its flying scenes when Jake Grafton straps himself into the cockpit of his A-6 Intruder. Jake’s love of flying is contagious whether you are hearing the book for the first time or listening to it for the third. No one better captures the world of Navy carrier pilots than Stephen Coonts. An Intruder pilot who flew combat missions off the deck of the USS Enterprise in the Vietnam War, Coonts lived the life he writes about, and he puts readers inside the hearts and minds of the pilots to reveal a world unknown to those outside the naval aviators’ fraternity. Few will forget the book’s final gut-wrenching scene when Jake’s once-innocent love of flying gives way to guilt and frustration and the need to give meaning to the deaths of his comrades.

©1987 Stephen Coonts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Wayne
  • 30/07/2017

Great stuff! War and romance.

Okay, I am an unabashed Stephen Coonts fan. This 1986 novel set in the Vietnam war period features 26 year old Jake Grafton as a US Navy pilot in combat. It is the first novel in the 10 book Jake Grafton series and it was also the first to be released as a movie in 1991.

Frankly, Stephen Coonts' books are of inconsistent quality, but the worst are excellent. Since the beginning of Coonts' Tommy Carmellini series, all books in both series have had Grafton and Carmellini as co-protagonists.

Narration is excellent, but Coonts changes narrators too often in his 38 audiobooks.

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  • Vic
  • 24/02/2019

Coonts’ 5 Star white-knuckle thrill ride story about Air service during Vietnam War.

Stephen Coonts was at his best when he wrote Flight of the Intruder. And Benjamin Darcie’s story telling performance completes this 1-2 punch knock out winner!

The story & read performance, sparked vivid imagery of life & service on board an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War. There is humor & even some romance.

What I liked most, was Stephen Coonts’ masterful character development.

The closing words spoken are so appropriate for this well written & told story, that it should be a savored memorable ending thought and catch phrase for those served and survived in this conflict: “We’re gonna make it!”

This AudioBook has got all. Hence, a 5 Star rating! I highly recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18/12/2018

Did not think I would really like it but then...

This book will suck you in hard and keep you in the whole way. I love the characters and the work the author outs in to making them unique and interesting. There is also a strong attention to detail on how things are conducted in the military and scary accurate depiction of the lifestyle. This is my first book by the author and I do not regret it.

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  • Michael D. Havener
  • 08/10/2018

Naval Aviation as told be a Naval Aviator

A good insight into how Naval Aviators are wired and how the felt, fighting an unpopular war with one hand toed behind their back.

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  • Dave T
  • 28/08/2018

Interesting Tale of Naval Aviation During Vietnam

Good story of naval aviation during the Vietnam War. Coonts introduces Jake Grafton to the world.

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  • Johnny Marino
  • 04/07/2018

Great book

I have watched the move several times and never tire of it. I enjoyed the audio book and it was well read and I can listen to it again and again. Great story.

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  • Adam Morris
  • 09/05/2017

Superb Storytelling!

Where does Flight of the Intruder rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This audio book is top 10% among all of the ones I have listened to.

What did you like best about this story?

A lot of books start with a good premise that gets lost along the way. Coonts starts, follows through, and delivers an awesome conclusion to a fantastic book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Certainly

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  • Matthew
  • 22/08/2016

Flight of the intruder

I've read this before probably 25 years ago. It's still an excellent story. I recommend it.

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  • Patricia
  • 26/05/2015

For aviation buffs

What did you like best about Flight of the Intruder? What did you like least?

If you want to know the intimate details of how an aircraft carrier works, this one is for you. Ditto if you've always wanted to be a fighter pilot. If you are not into the aviation minutia, then maybe take a pass. The acronyms build up to the point that it gets confusing sometimes -- and I worked for the government! "He glanced at the CREP and then adjusted the ITB." That kind of thing.

That said, the book did bring back memories of the Vietnam War and was interesting as the perspective of a participant. The main character is competent but not a super-hero. He's believable, but the love story is not. Actually, that may not be an apt description. They meet, what? Twice? And he's in love with her? If the author hadn't needed to introduce Callie for future books, he could have just left her out of this one.

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  • H Clay Lehman
  • 29/04/2015

Great story about heroes in a terrible war

Great story - well told!
Seemed accurate and full of suspense and adventure and sorrow and fear and true to life!