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CHASING THE DEMON A Secret History of the Quest for the Sound Barrier, and the Band of American Aces Who Conquered It

by | Read by John Pruden

Contemporary Culture • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

In today's world of jets, helicopters, drones, and spacecraft, it can be hard to remember it was only in 1903 that the first heavier-than-air machine took to the skies. Of the many obstacles in the quest to go faster, farther, and higher, breaking the sound barrier was one that presented challenges some thought impossible to overcome. Fortunately for author Dan Hampton, and for listeners, narrator John Pruden has just the voice for this audiobook--a work that is part history of flight, part feats of derring-do, and a good part about how WWII spurred many aviation advances. Pruden keeps Hampton's engaging and enlightening stories moving at a good clip. For those who enjoy aviation history, this is a must-listen. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]

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Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2018

DD ISBN 9780062849564 $23.99

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