The Flight of the Phoenix

By Elleston Trevor

[This is the Audiobook CD Library variation in vinyl case.]

*Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award*

they're twelve males who will not be alive. they've got survived the unexpected blinding sandstorm that crippled their air freighter. Survived a determined crash touchdown within the Sahara of important Libya. Survived to stand the gradual, dry, agonizing dying of the wasteland. Twelve males with one wish: to construct a brand new aircraft from the wreckage in their Skytruck and make a flight out of hell.

just one guy may possibly construct this type of aircraft: Stringer, the bright and obsessed engineer. just one guy might fly it: cities, the conceited and tormented pilot. either have been aboard the Skytruck, yet either are mortal enemies whose eating hatred for every different is a possibility more than the barren region itself.

[This All-Time vintage mystery was once two times made right into a significant movie in 1965 & in 2004]

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Get pleasure from yourselves. ” Bellamy was once going throughout to the smoldering rag to place it out. Watson introduced the sign gun again, unloading it. “They didn’t see us . . . ” Tilney whispered. “How the hell may perhaps they at thirty thousand toes? ” cities checked out the kid’s stunned face, and complete extra quietly. “From that peak they wouldn’t see us no matter if they have been trying to find us, and there’s no home windows in a flight-deck ground. overlook it. ” unusually, following the jump of wish after which its denial, they weren't depressed; and it used to be Moran who placed it into phrases as they lay within the coloration and attempted to sleep: “It was once great, for a couple of minutes, to have corporation. ” Mabel could fear. the inside track may were at the radio and there’d be a piece within the papers since it used to be a British company’s airplane. If there’d been a seek in any respect, the Skytruck could were presumed misplaced by means of now. He didn’t wish Mabel to fret. yet there wasn’t something to do, other than get out of the following once they can. 121 Elleston Trevor mild grains of sand touched his face and fell away. The white silk rose like a tremendous bubble, and sagged back. The white appeared eco-friendly now, simply because he wore the sun shades Bellamy had made. Bellamy couldn’t sleep, couldn’t relaxation, after the 1st hour or ; he’d knocked up 3 pairs of those sun shades out of a damaged colored-perspex panel within the roof of the hull. in the event that they heard one other airplane move over they can have an opportunity of seeing it opposed to the glare, cheer themselves up a section. The generator was once turning. Watson’s shift. It received in your nerves, moaning away in there. The silk billowed like a sail and sand pattered opposed to his naked arm; however the air wasn’t any cooler. when you stood within the solar you'll suppose the warmth sucking the moisture out of you; in a fashion you have been bleeding to demise. He reached for his water bottle and tilted it backward and forward, hearing the song. part complete. 4 o’clock. Fifteen hours until eventually the subsequent share-out. Mouth like a lump of coke. Sand blew opposed to his face and he became over, leaning on his elbow, taking a look round. Loomis, cities, Moran, bad little Tilly—Christ, all of them seemed useless. This was once how they’d all glance while the final of the water . . . close up, Albert. Bellamy got here out of the hull with a drill in his hand and checked out the sky. there has been no horizon 122 THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX within the south and the dunes smoked with emerging sand. Stringer got here around the wing, spindly legs and glinting glasses; he stood gazing the south. Crow received up because the silk started flapping; and the others stirred, brushing the sand from their faces. “Dave! ” “What? ” “Breezin’ up a section. ” He felt for a cigarette and remembered studying within the Digest the way it took 3 months earlier than you may cease doing whatever you’d constantly performed, simply because guy used to be a creature of behavior, it acknowledged. Sand washed throughout his legs and Bellamy acknowledged, “Just our good fortune. ” cities was once up and Moran with him. They begun taking down the unfold of chute silk and Crow and Bellamy helped. Loomis shook Tilney wide awake and hauled him lightly to his toes— after which the air went yellow and the floor smoked because the wind struck complete around the dunes and flung sand in a gentle wave opposed to the dry shell of the ruin.

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