The Aviator's Wife

The Aviator's Wife

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There 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 celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.
Publisher: [Westminister, MD] : Books on Tape ; New York : Random House Audio, p2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780385360364
0385360363
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 13 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Raver, Lorna

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becker
Oct 07, 2014

Super interesting. The narration was very well done but I had issues with the narrator's voice which I could not reconcile with the character at all. Just my personal taste but it lowered my enjoyment of the book a bit.

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maipenrai
Sep 13, 2014

**** stars. For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There 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 celebrated 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. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements (she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States) Anne 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. ****** Most books involving Charles Lindbergh focus upon the aviator and not his wife. I was aware before reading the book that he was a flawed man who did not see the evil in Nazi leaders and their intentions. This book reveals, through the eyes of his wife, an even more damaged man whose ego is so strong that he interferes with the police actions to find his kidnapped child and so weak that he cannot love. I found the historical context of Lindbergh's accomplishments and his worship as a hero in his time juxtaposed with the anti-hero as gullible Nazi supporter and horrible husband and father to be more believable than the biographies that have focused more upon only his more public life. This is a novel, not non-fiction, but it rings with the feeling of truth. Highly recommend as a unique perspective!!

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patter59
Apr 19, 2014

this was awesome to listen to. the narration was expert. the book made me interested in finding out more about the Lindberghs in general and Anne in particular.

mayfairlady Apr 18, 2014

good narration, interesting fictional account of the life of this very complex woman

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