- 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
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #121,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Life of Captain Reilly 1 Kindle Edition
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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.
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.
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.
Not the longest book, but still good value.
Already downloaded the author's second book.
I'd recommend it.
Most recent customer reviews
Got to fill this with twenty words apparently, the book's full of rather lame jokes and rants about foreigners. Didn't enjoy it very much.Published 5 months ago by Supermalc
I had high hopes for this but it never got off the ground. Quite a bit of the content is sexist and crude and not that funny.Published 14 months ago by Acamp
If it's true and i have a thought that it may be exaggerated a wee bit, but if it's true then it is bloody funnyPublished on 22 May 2015 by Mark Cribb
Took this on holiday with me, couldnt put it down, had to get the second one, read that as well. just got home and bought the third book will have read it by the time i go back to... Read morePublished on 13 May 2015 by jon grantham
Very well written and engaging to read. A very humorous insight to the true world of commercial aviation.Published on 7 May 2015 by North n South
It's a nice book talking about stories when being a pilot captainPublished on 5 Feb. 2015 by Charlotte Sin