The Flight

  • by M. R. Hall
  • Narrated by Sian Thomas
  • 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates... A tragic accident or a terrible crime? When Flight 189 plunges into the Severn Estuary, Coroner Jenny Cooper finds herself handling the case of a lone sailor whose boat appears to have been sunk by the stricken plane, and drawn into the mysterious fate of a ten year-old girl, Amy Patterson, a passenger on 189, whose largely unmarked body is washed up alongside his.
While a massive and highly secretive operation is launched to recover clues from the wreckage, Jenny begins to ask questions the official investigation doesn't want answered. How could such a high tech plane - virtually impregnable against human error - fail? What linked the high powered passengers who found themselves on this ill-fated flight? And how did Amy Patterson survive the crash, only to perish hours later? Under pressure from Amy's grieving mother, and opposed by those at the very highest levels of government, Jenny must race against time to seek the truth behind this terrible disaster, before it can happen again...

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What the Critics Say

"As premises go, this one's a killer . . . It's a terrific series, meticulously researched, sharply plotted and peopled with sympathetic characters, led by Cooper, who is always aware of the human consequences of failure" (Financial Times)
"The Flight is M R Hall's fourth story to feature clever coroner Jenny Cooper. His investigation of a plane crash in the Severn estuary is as complex and impressive as his debut The Coroner" (Sunday Telegraph)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Imaginative and innovative

Where does The Flight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is an excellent book, I have never read or listened to anything else by this author but I will be looking out for more books for sure.


What does Sian Thomas bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She reads well and gives good characterisation to the plot.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really but it did make me wonder if I ever want to fly again!


Any additional comments?

If you are looking for something a bit different, give this a try.

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- Learning is fun! "Angie"

Didn't really engage with the characters

Would you try another book written by M. R. Hall or narrated by Sian Thomas?

It's unlikely that I'd try another book by this author, I've tried two now & with both the books I've struggled to connect.....these were books that I could put down.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Mrs Cooper disobeying the rules is entertaining, but at the same time her actions are unbelievable.....an English coroner investigating like a private detective??? Alison in a bad mood all the time, why would you not just sack her?


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-01-2013
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd