• Punk’s Wing

  • The Punk Series, Book 2
  • By: Ward Carroll
  • Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
  • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When the F-14 Tomcat of the only female flier in Punk's training class rolls wildly during a hop, nearly causing a midair collision, Punk has trouble believing her claim that a malfunction in the cockpit was responsible. When a similar accident claims the life of one of his fellow trainers, Punk suspects a cover-up involving the use of faulty parts. But no sooner does he bring on the heat with his allegations that a far more important crisis calls Punk's squadron into active duty. This time, it is not a training drill...it's America's next war.

©2003, 2021 Ward Carroll (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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Another SHACK, smack on the nose.

It is a little disheartening to know that the battle for women in combat is still raging on within the military. Things have certainly improved since this book was written, at least.

This was an excellent read, full of technical details and beautifully painted scenes. Ward has terrific prose and great timing. As with the first book, a lot of this book is extra special for people in the military, like the rank dynamics or greasy tech reps. Things we've all had to deal with!

Bonus points for LANTIRN because that thing is just cool.

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Military Thriller With Excellent Character Development

This is the second of a three book series about a Navy Tomcat pilot’s deveopment as a war fighter and person. As a bonus to the vividly described “good stuff” expected of a first rate military thriller, Ward Carroll’s main character, call sign Punk, is highly likable and surprisingly complex. The narrator also complements Carroll’s effort of bringing Punk’s cast of supporting characters to life.

If you like the genre, you’ll enjoy listening or reading “Punk’s Wing.”

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Authentic

Having spent 4 years on a carrier with Air Wing 16 during Vietnam-Ward captures it all. Great story, well written.

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written by someone who was there.

It's always good to read a book where the author didn't have to do much research, you can tell by the minutiae of detail of things that are presented in the story that would only be known by someone who actually lived the life.

Compelling story, interesting character development and terrific narration. I look forward to many more, keep them coming Ward.

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Fantastic

Listening to the whole trilogy. Fantastic writing & narration. Ward's experience & insight bring an exceptional realism to day-to-day life in the Navy & fighter squadron.

I eagerly anticipate the next book.

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This is a really offered view from the inside and I couldn’t have enjoyed it more.

Warm Carrol established himself as an outstanding author and story teller. I really liked the amount of detail and how well balanced the technical content is with the pace and flow of the story. I hope he will give us more.

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Great part 2 to the first book

Punk’s story continues and let’s you get deeper into the minds and emotions of fighter pilots at garrison and at war. A deep view into the life of Navy officers and enlisted. F14 technical talk is abound and great for us that fly DCS and watch Mooch’s YouTube. Highly recommend this series especially since the third book is finished and available now.

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Best one yet

A great new story of the F14 mixed with some fleet politics. Big thanks to those who have white knuckled their way to defend humanity from everything, including ourselves. I look forward to a future reread.

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A good idea what is like being a Navy pilot

Carol Ward goes into detail about the training of pilots, LSOs and ship life. Not make it combat flying. I found the book really interesting. This is good serious of books if you ever wanted to know what it is like to be a Naval Avatar.

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The reality of learning to be military aviator

Mr. Carrol puts to paper what it really is like to be a new military aviator. No one is born a Maverick, they have to be made. He also brings to light the difficulties with integrating women into the military aviation. He does a good job of showing the male perspective on the matter.

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Stellar!

Mooch's inside knowledge of naval aviation combined with his engaged writing and stellar storytelling skills makes this one (and the whole series) a must for anyone even remotely interested in these stories and topics.