Flight

  • by Vanna Bonta
  • Narrated by Vanna Bonta
  • 17 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The novel that introduced quantum fiction to literature shelves was called "a fable for our times" and extends the stage of human drama to the subatomic realm and entire cosmos. Mendle Orion is a writer who lives at the intersection of fiction and reality. He idealizes love and cynically rails against a world that wastes his dreams. The man's life is forever changed the day he meets a mysterious young woman with intense blue eyes and total amnesia who looks at urban life as though she's seeing it for the first time. Mendle names her Aira Flight, after the light being superhero of the latest book he's writing. As he falls in love with the soulful stranger, he discovers the she has no navel, and the novel he's writing is bizarrely unfolding as real coinciding events in his life. A novel within a novel are masterfully intertwined as mysteries unfold to a conclusion where even theoretical physics confirm the thin line between fairy tale and cold reality. The story is read by the author, Vanna Bonta, who brings experience as a voice actress for major films and television to the narration.

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What the Critics Say

"Vanna Bonta reads her own work and is a refreshing and engaging narrator. She occasionally uses vocal effects but never to excess. This is a book with much to say." (AudioFile Magazine)
"Bonta's reading is clear and provides a satisfying atmosphere for this tale. Recommended for larger collections." (Library Journal)
" ... her (Bonta's) performance is brilliant. I was hooked on this story, the tale is ingenious." (Audiogeist)

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More Mills and Boon than Sci-fi

I bought this book because the synopsis promised an interesting sci-fi book (Quantum Fiction, after all). This potential was soon blown out of the water through inept writing, rambling philosophical musings and the evident desire of the author to use this poorly written book simply as a platform to preach her beliefs. The story itself seems irrelevant to the author and is full of cliched characters and a plot more befitting a primary school. There is not a single likable character in the whole book and by the end of it, where the two main protagonists are broadcasting their ill-conceived lectures on love across the world on all frequencies, I felt sorry for the tortured planet-population-minus-two that had to listen to it.

The author was unable to pull off what could have been a very interesting book, opting rather to write an extended woman's magazine romance, including a bit of quantum physics she overheard at a party.

Incredibly mawkish drivel that I regret listening to.
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- Sara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-11-2007
  • Publisher: Meridian House Audio