Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the Miracle on the Hudson
William Langewiesche, , read by David Drummond. . Tantor Media, $29.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4001-1546-4
Much more than a straight retelling of U.S. Airways flight 1549's miraculous landing on the Hudson, Langewiesche's latest uses the story—and the heroism of pilots Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles—as a lens through which to examine the advances in and flaws of modern air travel and piloting. David Drummond delivers a solid reading, relaying the detail-laden text—the backstories of the pilots, the technical information, the gripping blow-by-blow—with clarity and careful pacing. A subtle performance that enhances and never overwhelms the material.
Reviewed on: 02/22/2010