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Yeager

By: Chuck Yeager
Narrated by: Chris Browning,Pamela Dillman,David Stifel,Dan Mills,Arthur Morey,Fred Sanders,Jason Culp,Joseph Grimm,Rod Shapiro,Dominic Hoffman
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Number-One Multi-Million-Copy Best Seller • A one-of-a-kind portrait of a true American hero: General Chuck Yeager  

“The secret of my success is that I always managed to live to fly another day.” 

General Chuck Yeager was the greatest test pilot of them all - the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound...the World War II flying ace who shot down a Messerschmitt jet with a prop-driven P-51 Mustang...the hero who defined a certain quality that all hotshot fly-boys of the postwar era aimed to achieve: the right stuff. 

Now he tells his whole incredible life story with the same “wide-open, full throttle” approach that has marked his astonishing career. What it was really like engaging in do-or-die dogfights over Nazi Europe. How after being shot down over occupied France, Yeager somehow managed to escape. The amazing behind-the-scenes story of smashing the sound barrier despite cracked ribs from a riding accident days before. 

The entire story is here, in Yeager’s own words, and in wonderful insights from his wife and those friends and colleagues who have known him best. It is the personal and public story of a man who settled for nothing less than excellence.

©1986 Chuck Yeager (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Fantastic Listen

What a great story, well worth the listen. I love aviation stories, but Chuck's thoughts on the importance of fun really left an impression on me.

recommend listening to this story!

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Super catchy

Well spoken awesome biography. Really interesting to hear not only Yeager’s story, but the story of the modern era of fighter aircraft.

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Outstanding

Loved every word. Difficult to put down. And excellent readers too. Not just for lovers of aviation.

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Brilliant

A most enjoyable listen. What an amazing life. Well told story and great presentation. Thoroughly recommend.

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extraordinary

I joy from start to finish, a wonderful story about a man who will never be forgotten

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Brilliant

Absolutely wonderful biography of one amazing man. Loved every minute of it. Sad it ended.

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Loved this story

One of the most enjoyable books l have listened to. Great story and told brilliantly.

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wonderful experience

incredibly rewarding. a full and rich life well written and performed. inspiring for new pilots and a reminder to enjoy every second you have for the older.

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incredible

this is must hear/read.
had it in while driving. made my two 9 hour drives just disappear. was kept alert as I didn't want to miss a thing

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a great account of a real man

read this book 3 times and listened this time.
A great account of a real man's real life. From growing up to learning to fly to war and on to breaking the sound barrier and much more.
great book

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