This The Only Plane in the Sky book review gives you all the details you need to know about this breathtaking and emotional account of September 11, 2001, plus book pairings for more like it.
The Only Plane in the Sky Book Review
Where do I begin? New York Times bestseller The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of September 11, 2001 by Garrett M. Graff was one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. It's the type of book I want in every person's hands.
It's a minute-by-minute breakdown of 9/11 told entirely through the dialogue of five hundred people, from children in distant parts of the USA to the President of the United States at the time, George W. Bush. It was probably the most thoroughly researched and curated book I have ever read.
Having been in college at the time of 9/11, I very clearly remember this day and the aftermath, and I still learned an incredible about from this book and found myself re-telling what I was hearing and Googling for more information. At times, it was devastating.
It's breathtaking. It's emotional. It's raw. And it's real. Have I convinced you to read it yet? Seriously, everyone should listen to this book. No matter your age, this one has the power to impact anyone's life.
The Only Plane in the Sky Audiobook & Audiobook Cast
- A 2020 Audiobook of the Year Audie Award Winner!
- A 2020 Multi-Voiced Performance Audie Award Winner!
The audio version of The Only Plane in the Sky was told by an entire cast of narrators, and it was utterly fantastic. It also included many real audio snippets from the day, so at times it also felt like a podcast or a documentary, and is, without questions, one of the best audiobooks of all time.
It would be great for road trips with men and women, based on the universality of the topic and the ability to discuss it with others.
Books Like The Only Plane in the Sky
If you are looking for more books like The Only Plane in the Sky, check out these books about September 11 (both fiction and non-fiction):