- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 57 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: EALiterary Press
- Audible.com Release Date: January 5, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01A5TUR6M
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The Last Bush Pilots Audiobook – Unabridged
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Throughout you will find characters that you'll either love or hate. This tale spins the lives of "as tough as you can get & the cheechacko (greenhorn)" Alaskan bush pilots, aviation, the beauty of the land, the unforgiving weather, and the meeting of friends new and old , all woven together into one great novel. Each chapter brings on new adventures and for anyone that loves life's mystery, history, geography, humor, a little romance, danger, twists and turns that you never expected then you will highly enjoy this novel. (I must say the romance is not sappy, but has a certain edge to it).
What I greatly appreciated was the author's wit, humor, and style of personal touches (as a pilot himself), that he painted throughout the book for the reader. I am no aviation buff, but what I do love is adventure, and being immersed into the characters and storyline that took me away into a unique journey I'd never imagined. This novel left me satisfied, entertained, and surprisingly enough gave me a new found admiration and knowledge of aviation, and the wild beautiful land known as Alaska or more appropriately "The Last Bush Pilots" of The Last Frontier.
With that said, do I highly recommend this book? YES...completely captivating.
From start to finish, this is a book that is hard to put down. The character, while not many, created a certain air about them. These were seasoned Bush Pilots, sourdough, and a couple of Churchill (?) = New kids on the block.
Dusty Tucker, the Boss, who shared various pearls of wisdom with DC. Next came Jake Whittaker, another knowledgeable person in all things to do with the Alaskan Bush.
There are others, each that add their own quirks to the group.
Mr Auxier is a pilot also, so much of what he has written comes from his own knowledge.
I grew up in Alaska, and Auxier's narrative took me back to my days living on the southern coast of the state; I can almost smell the pine trees and fish, and feel the light summer rain and mist from low ceilings on my skin. It takes just a few pages to realize he's someone whose writing is based on actual experience. I had a trip to Alaska shortly after reading this book and it only reinforced how perfectly he captured life in a small town up there!