The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin audiobook

The Aviator's Wife: A Novel

By Melanie Benjamin
Read by Lorna Raver

Random House Audio 9780345528674
16.36 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780385360340

In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.   “The history [is] exhilarating. . . . The Aviator’s Wife soars.”USA Today   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.   Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Aviator’s Wife   “Remarkable . . . The Aviator’s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh’s life with her famous husband.”The Denver Post “Anne Morrow Lindbergh narrates the story of the Lindberghs’ troubled marriage in all its triumph and tragedy.”USA Today   “[This novel] will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of her only as ‘the aviator’s wife.’ ”—People   “It’s hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.”—The Dallas Morning News   “Fictional biography at its finest.”Booklist (starred review) “Utterly unforgettable.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.”The Washington Post “A story of both triumph and pain that will take your breath away.”—Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Selected for the February 2013 Indie Next List

In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America’s most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
 
“The history [is] exhilarating. . . . The Aviator’s Wife soars.”USA Today
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

When Anne Morrow, a shy college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family, she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong. Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. In the years that follow, Anne becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States. But despite this and other major achievements, she is viewed merely as the aviator’s wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life’s infinite possibilities for change and happiness.
 
Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

Praise for The Aviator’s Wife
 
“Remarkable . . . The Aviator’s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh’s life with her famous husband.”The Denver Post

“Anne Morrow Lindbergh narrates the story of the Lindberghs’ troubled marriage in all its triumph and tragedy.”USA Today
 
“[This novel] will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of her only as ‘the aviator’s wife.’ ”—People
 
“It’s hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
“Fictional biography at its finest.”Booklist (starred review)

“Utterly unforgettable.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.”The Washington Post

“A story of both triumph and pain that will take your breath away.”—Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The history is exhilarating…The Aviator’s Wife soars.” USA Today
A story of both triumph and pain that will take your breath away. Kate Alcott, author of The Dressmaker  
[This novel] will fascinate history buffs and surprise those who know of her only as ‘the aviator’s wife.’ People  
Melanie Benjamin inhabits Anne Morrow Lindbergh completely, freeing her from the shadows of her husband’s stratospheric fame. Isabel Wolff, author of A Vintage Affair
“An intimate examination of the life and emotional mettle of Anne Morrow.” Washington  Post
“It’s hard to quit reading this intimate historical fiction.” Dallas Morning News
“Talented historical novelist Benjamin has a knack for picking intriguing, if somewhat obscure, women in history and making them utterly unforgettable…In true Benjamin style, it’s Anne who captures us all in this exquisite fictional take on an iconic marriage.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Remarkable…The Aviator’s Wife succeeds [in] putting the reader inside Anne Lindbergh’s life with her famous husband.” Denver Post
“[Melanie Benjamin] delivers another stellar historical novel based on the experiences of an extraordinary woman…Fictional biography at its finest.” Booklist (starred review)
“An intriguing glimpse into a complex marriage. By bringing Anne out of the shadows, and allowing her spirit to soar, Benjamin presents a portrait of a woman caught between tragedy and triumph. Using politics and historical events, this story merges fact and fiction, allowing readers to experience the fascinating, sad and thought-provoking life of a quiet, strong woman.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

Reviews

Reviews

by Helen 9/13/2017
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Excellent research.

It was an outstanding audio book, well read with so much feeling for Anne. Hated to have it end.

Author

Author Bio: Melanie Benjamin

Author Bio: Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin is the author of several critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling historical novels, including The Aviator’s Wife and Alice I Have Been.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 16.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English