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Publisher's Summary

It is 1964. The Vietnam War has begun to escalate, its new style of battle demanding new weapons and tactics and men who can use them. Overnight, it seems, the U.S. Army must scramble to create its first-ever Air Assault Division, a force critical to its chances of success, but the obstacles facing it are staggering: untrained men, mysteriously failing aircraft, vicious inter-service rivalries.

As the hostilities increase, the warriors and the women who love them are swept into the struggle, their personal and professional lives twisting and intertwining as they race against time — and the fortunes of war.

©2008 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Roy
  • 02-02-2013

Outstanding reading

What did you love best about The Aviators?

I love all of Griffin Books and have read this one many times but really enjoy it being read to me.i

Who was your favorite character and why?

Craig Lowell. Just the type of snob I would want to be.

Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

All of them and love them all

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

No. Many differnet settings

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  • S. T. Terry
  • 04-04-2018

The redundant one.

W.E.B. is getting redundant. This book and the previous book in the series run parallel and are too often redundant. Although both are excellent, I would have preferred a single, longer book. Or, two books covering all the action in sequence.

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  • Invisible noise
  • 26-02-2018

okay

a little long not much substance but Griffin is still a great storyteller best thing is how this story coincides with the previous book

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  • TeamTerese
  • 02-08-2017

Another great one!

I have loved this series immensely, though a few of the books more than others, and this one is one of my favorites. A wonderful main character and story line. I hated for it to end!

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  • Gary
  • 02-08-2016

Great Stories by a master story teller

Although the reader does an admirable job, his general lack of famialirity with military jargon takes away some of the impact...For instance, referring to a full colonel in the Army as a Zero to Six as opposed to an Oh Six (in reference to their pay grade O-6, an Officer, Sixth pay grade) is bad enough, but when pronouncing abbreviations like the Tube Launched Optically Tracked Wire Guided missile as Tee Oh Double You rather than TOW, it's a little frustrating for military veterans with say more than a month in service.

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  • Raymond A. Cooper
  • 07-06-2016

Great book, the characters are amazing.

Another outstanding book and storyline. I am sure I will be listening to this one again

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  • Michael Naftel Jr
  • 19-10-2015

EGD rocks

Doce is fricken masterful. great story great narration hands down
best voice out there
good stuff

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  • Gregory Walton
  • 07-09-2015

Great story and fun to read

Aside from the editors not consulting any military veterans for pronunciation of military terms and times, this series is a great story and fun to read over and over.

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  • Robert
  • 27-07-2015

Like an old friend returning.

A good book in a great series.
I enjoyed revisiting the series and finding the story expanded.. As always, great character development.

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  • tony
  • 12-08-2014

Cant believe I have lasted 8 books

Is there anything you would change about this book?

no

What do you think your next listen will be?

not this series

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

yes

Do you think The Aviators needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no

Any additional comments?

I can't believe I have gone through 8 of these books.I listen as background while I am working landscaping so I am not looking for anything too deep but I have reached my limit on this series.This is like harlequin for guys, the writing is poor, formulaic and characters shallow.Every book is the same, rich soldiers, virginal girls to be deflowered, stereotypes, even I could write these now that the basic, shallow characters and poor dialog. every sentence ending with "he said" then "he said" like we can't figure out who is talking.You don't realize how bad these are until you listen to a well written story.If you want to hear a well written, well read war story, try Unbroken by Laura Hildebrand read by Edward Hermann.

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