Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Better late than never...

It’s the middle of the week, and I have only now found time to write a quick post.  The weekend was a whirlwind of family visiting and beach days, and not much time to read, but I have an audiobook that I finished last week to tell you about as I sip my tea - no treat for me today... *sigh*

I listened to Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon, a fictional account of what might have happened during the doomed flight of the Hindenburg in May, 1937.  Populated with actual passengers and staff, this novel details the lives and encounters of many of these characters.  Divided into sections by day (the flight took four days), the story is told from the points of view of several characters, including “the Navigator”, “the American”, “the Stewardess”, “the Cabin Boy”, and “the Journalist”.  Each is embroiled in a drama, liaison or personal vendetta involving other characters, and each may be responsible for causing the explosion that destroyed the airship, or know who is planning to do so.  From the very first page, the suspense builds as the lives and plans of these characters develop in ways so rich and complex that the reader is drawn into the turmoil and uncertainty.  There is mystery, history and intrigue, as well as two love stories, one tempestuous, the other tender and innocent.  The characters are well-drawn, the stories credible, and the suspense nearly tangible.  As an added bonus, this audiobook was read by my favourite narrator, John Lee.  All in all, it was a fabulous listening experience - I wish all my audiobook choices kept me so riveted!  I’d give it a 10 out of 10.

That’s all for now.  Have a great day!

Bye for now…
Julie

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