Amelia Earhart’s autobiographical book The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation covers Earhart’s life through May 20-21, 1932, “when Miss Earhart, alone in a Lockheed Vega monoplane with a single Wasp engine, negotiated 2,026 miles through storm and fog from Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, to a cow pasture on the outskirts of Londonderry, Ireland. The flight set a transatlantic record of 14 hours, 56 minutes...and stirred such public adulation that she confided, ‘I’ll be glad when the zoo part is over.’” (ANB)
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Educative and superbly performed
Amelia Earhart’s autobiographical book The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation springs to life in 1 million different colors in the listener's mind as an audiobook thanks to this captivating and immersive performance from multiple award-winning narrator Pamela Almand.
It’s crystal clear from the first minutes of this recording that this production was a labor of love for Pamela. She is a former 747 captain for Northwest Airlines and her passion for flying can be felt throughout the five hours of this adventure.
I have always been fascinated by planes and when I listened to Amelia Earhart’s The Fun of It brought to life with such passion by this extremely talented narrator I could almost feel myself flying.
From the beautiful introduction written to this memoir by Pamela, to Amelia‘s first days with her family and after that to the events that inspired her to take to the skies, this Memoir is pure entertainment for fans of aviation and for those readers wanting to find out more about this fearless pioneer. Step back into early 20th century with this heartfelt recording by one of the best narrators in the audiobook industry!
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Amelia Earhart comes to life through reader/pilot
Sit back and close your eyes and you're talking to Amelia Earhart the first woman to cross the Atlantic and the first woman pilot to break all kind of records. It is an interesting glimpse into her life and her story and the beginning of aviation. She talks about a lot of the early women pioneers and it is funny to hear her talking about the distinct possibility that flying might become an accepted means of transportation in the distant future!
The forword is written and read by the narrator who followed Amelia Earhart's footsteps or maybe contrails and flew across the Atlantic just like Amelia Earhart and you can tell she loves flying. I don't know what Amelia Earhart sounded like but you can really imagine she is talking to you through this audfiobook. Awesome listen for anybody interested in flying or women's history in aviation.