The Last Pilot

  • by Benjamin Johncock
  • Narrated by Donald Corren
  • 9 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Last Pilot begins in the bone-dry Mojave Desert during the late 1940s, where US Air Force test pilots are racing to break the sound barrier. Among the exalted few is Jim Harrison: dedicated to his wife, Grace, and their baby daughter.
By the 1960s, the space race is underway, and Harrison and his colleagues are offered a place in history as the world’s first astronauts. Jim is faced with the decision of whether to accept his ticket to the moon and at what cost.


What the Critics Say

"By far the best debut novel I've read in years - it reads like the reclusive disciple of Cormac McCarthy and St-Exupery." (Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat)
"An impressive debut.... A marvellous, emotionally powerful novel." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Melancholy and meditative

An enjoyable story, well-narrated. Not what I expected - more about relationships than technical 'spacey' stuff, but enjoyable nonetheless. A good period feel to the story, the overall atmosphere is melancholy and meditative. Recommended.
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- Paul Chester

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2015
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks