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The Life of Captain Reilly 1 by [O'Neil, J.T.]
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Book 1 of 3 in The Life of Captain Reilly (3 Book Series)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 505 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: daisyPress; 1 edition (3 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WPP32E
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a honest and realistic view of a modern day pilot, gone are the days of the transatlantic Barron. Pilots are treated the same as everyone else at the airport and indeed by the airline. I found the dry humour very funny and the book was the right length for a mid haul flight. Anyone who who flies for a living would enjoy this book, anyone thinking of flying for a living should read this book!
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A reasonable read. It is obvious that the author had decided to make some more cash by spinning it out to two volumes.
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"The Life of Captain Reilly" by J.T. O'Neil is something between a novel and a work of non-fiction. Actually, it is the real-life account of a day in the life of a pilot who works for a low-cost passenger airline, interspersed with chapters that explain various aspects of flying, less technical but more from an organisational point of view.

The overall tone is rather cynical, and it makes me wonder why the author has not quit his job a long time ago, when almost everything about it is either hateful or ridiculous. It can't be the money that makes him stick to the job, as he complains about that as well.

Readers gain some insight into what it is like to be on a plane not as a passenger, but as the person responsible for the whole flight. It is interesting to learn about how many different areas and people work together to make it all happen, and what rules exist (and are sometimes bent) in the world of international air traffic.

Where I fully agree with the author is when he has a go at the behaviour of some passengers. There really are inconsiderate people around who think nothing of leaving their seats - and everything within a certain radius - a total mess, or treating cabin crew members as second class human beings.

Allover, this was an interesting (rather short) read, but left something of a sour taste (probably fully intended). What originally attracted me to the book was of course the captain's name being so similar to my own. J.T. O'Neil has written some more books, but I won't download them, not even if they are for free. They just weren't that good, or gripping.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I couldn't wait to buy the 2nd and 3rd books.

It tells the story of the life of an airline pilot working for a no frills airline, mixed in with a bit of comedy. There were some laugh out loud moments in it.

If you are interested in aviation, and think it's glamorous, then maybe you shouldn't read this book.

If you are interested in aviation and want to know what it's really like then you should definitely read this book, just don't take all of it as gospel.

All in all a great read.
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This was the first book that I bought on kindle. To say that I enjoyed it immensely would be an understatement. I do have a little experience of the subject matter of both this book and the follow-up and was well able to relate to the many trials and tribulations of airline operations. The book is very well written, funny, accurate and absorbing. Well done JT!
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**Note**Exactly the same as the The Life of Captain Reilly although the addition of the 1 would make your think it is a sequel. So don't bother if you already have purchased it. This should really be made clear somewhere to avoid duplicate purchases. There are 3 books in the series but I don't appear to be the only person who has ended up with a duplicate as Amazon generates it as an 'other people bought' link below.

The 3 books in the series are okay, well written mostly and I would recommend them if you have an interest in fictional flight stories as they are stories with some aspects of flight to base it around. If there was another I would buy it and read it too. If you are looking for a book which will give you a real idea of what it is like to fly for an airline then there are other titles I would read instead such as the The Flightdeck Survival Manual by James McBride.
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Very disappointing book; it has one star from me because there is not a nul star category. I finished reading the book because I had paid for it. Had it been a library book which I had borrowed I would not have bothered to finish reading it; I would have returned it after the early pages. As a private pilot I have associated with 'real' professional pilots, with real experience and real flying stories, socially for many years in many circumstances. I was looking for some authoritative yarns for entertainment. This book did nothing for me either in style or content and I removed it from my Kindle. I also purchased Capt. Spivack's book 'Dangerous Lessons and Guardian Angels' which was hugely more entertaining, informative and better value by far. But this is only my opinion.
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An enjoyable and very funny book about the role of a pilot not being all it is cracked up to be.

Not the longest book, but still good value.

Already downloaded the author's second book.

I'd recommend it.
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