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The Syrian plane disintegrated, evaporating in a gush of silvery smoke, rent through with bright white lightning, and the ejecting pilot's body was blown clear of the fuselage. For an instant it was outlined ahead of David's screen, cruciform in shape with arms and legs thrown wide, the helmet still on the head, and the clothing ballooning in the rush of air.

He chose this life. And it may cost him everything.

From a young age it's clear that David Morgan is 'bird' - a natural pilot, most at home in the air. In the South African Air Force he receives plaudits beyond his years, and even his family begins to accept that David will do anything to stay away from the Morgan billion-dollar business and to keep flying instead.

Following his dream and in pursuit of Debra, a beautiful young Israeli writer, David soon joins the Israeli Defence Force and finds himself caught up in the country's struggles. But when he pays a terrible price for his choices, will he be able to become the man he always hoped - or will he choose to disappear into the skies?

An action-packed thriller from global best seller Wilbur Smith.

©1974 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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One of the best he wrote

This might be the finest book of he wrote. This is a magnificently written story and performance.

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Terrifying and Hypnotic

I have long been an avid reader of Wilbur Smith books. they are always entertaining and enlightening The above title reflects 80 combat flying missions in the Viet Nam war, and 35 years as a board certified neurological surgeon. I almost quit the audiobook at the flaming plane crash. This awakened many repressed and painful wartime memories. The skill of the author and the reader kept pulling me back. Another Wilbur Smith Success.

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Love Wilbur Smith

I love Wilbur Smith, he is a master storyteller. This book was even harsher than most of his. Not for the faint of heart but it did engage me and the characters very real.

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May be my favorite

Although I enjoy all of Wilbur Smith's books, this may be my favorite. in addition to the customary action packed scenes, Smith shares immersive visions of Africa.

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Multiple Dimensional

I have read several Wilbur Smith Books. They are all exciting and interesting but this is quite different in that he weaves Adventure, Danger, as well as a moving love story into one very entertaining novel. A real "thumbs up book."

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Three stories in one!

Very good character development. Clever twists that pull on you emotionally. When you think the story is drawing to a close, stay buckled in, the ride isn’t over.

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An interesting Wilbur Smith novelI

I have read or listened to nearly all of Wilbur Smith's books and the is among those in the 5 star group. It is an interesting story with a little different ploy location, easy to follow and difficult to put down.

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  • 03-08-19

loved it

A slow start but stick with it. once the flying starts its riveting, great storyline

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  • Brian
  • 09-12-20

Great book

Gripping story well read, and very enjoyable. Took you with it you could almost be there.

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  • Ted
  • 10-06-21

Very disappointing end

overall the book is a good listen. however I don't think I've ever read or heard such a weak ending. Mr Smith does have a few books like that but none so bad as this one. hopefully it's the start of a series.

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  • Gloria Jenkyn
  • 05-31-21

Brilliant

Brillant story of love ,war, and passion. Very well executed. Can,t wait to listen to the next one

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  • LK
  • 04-14-21

Good story but hasn’t aged well

I love Wilbur Smith and think he’s a fantastic story teller. This was another good story but it has dated worse than some of the others and made me squirm at times.

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  • Rogue
  • 02-20-21

Another Winner by Wilbur Smith

I read all the Wilbur Smith novels when I was in the Navy, that was 22 years ago that I left.
This is the first that I have read since then and it kept me enthralled as all the others did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-20

excelence

loved it brilliant plot well read, typical Smith but poor ending and detail too great

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  • Phillip
  • 05-31-20

What an amazing story wow wow

What an amazing story, my first Wilbur Smith book I loved every moment. Wonderfully narrated by Byron Mondahl

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  • Street
  • 11-03-19

Excellent

I first read this book years ago and now realise how much of the background I missed - this is a truly amazing book, written by a master of his art.

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  • Suzie v
  • 07-09-19

Wonderful

I first read this book many years ago and enjoyed it then. I rarely go back to a book, But it felt it worthwhile as it was now spoken. How glad I am, the years fell away,and I rediscovered parts of the story long forgotten. Thank you audible for many hours of listening contentment!

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  • Outback Jerky
  • 06-17-22

Takes me home

As per usual, Wilbur Smith does not disappoint. A great book from a great author.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-20-20

Every bit as good as I remember

After reading (or devouring) Wilbur Smith books some 40 years ago, and loving every one of them, Eagle in the Sky was the one that for some reason sat uppermost in my mind.

Having listened to it again on audible after all this time, I know why. Superbly written, and simply a magnificent story, beautifully told. You cannot help but feel you are there not only seeing the wonderful landscapes, but also feeling the deep emotions as the story grows.

Timeless.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-16-19

Fair to average

A Predictable story as you progress on, seems that you know exactly what's going to happen next.
Definitely Non fiction
I thought it would be better