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By Ariel Lawhon | Comments: ( 640 ) | Date: ( Dec 10, 2019 )

At every page a guilty secret bobs up at every page Lawhon keeps us guessing Who will bring down the Hindenburg And how New York Times Book Review On the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems the steadfast navigator At every page a guilty secret bobs up at every page Lawhon keeps us guessing Who will bring down the Hindenburg And how New York Times Book ReviewOn the evening of May 3rd, 1937, ninety seven people board the Hindenburg for its final, doomed flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey Among them are a frightened stewardess who is not what she seems the steadfast navigator determined to win her heart a naive cabin boy eager to earn a permanent spot on the world s largest airship an impetuous journalist who has been blacklisted in her native Germany and an enigmatic American businessman with a score to settle Over the course of three hazy, champagne soaked days their lies, fears, agendas, and hopes for the future are revealed.Flight of Dreams is a fiercely intimate portrait of the real people on board the last flight of the Hindenburg Behind them is the gathering storm in Europe and before them is looming disaster But for the moment they float over the Atlantic, unaware of the inexorable, tragic fate that awaits them.Brilliantly exploring one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century, Flight of Dreams is that rare novel with spellbinding plotting that keeps you guessing till the last page and breathtaking emotional intensity that stays with you long after.

  • Title: Flight of Dreams
  • Author: Ariel Lawhon
  • ISBN: 9780399565632
  • Page: 322
  • Format: Audio CD

About Author:

Ariel Lawhon

Ariel Lawhon is the critically acclaimed author of THE WIFE, THE MAID, AND THE MISTRESS, FLIGHT OF DREAMS, and I WAS ANASTASIA Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections She is the co founder of SheReads and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, four sons, and black Lab who is, thankfully, a girl.

Comments Flight of Dreams

  • Angela M

    When reading historical fiction , it's easy for the reader to feel like we have a heads up on the characters since we know what's going to happen and in this case we knew what but really never knew what actually caused the explosion of the Hindenburg . Ariel Lawhon has cleverly provided a fictional account of one possible scenario. In her notes at the end , she expresses her belief that this could not have been an uneventful journey as has been described by a survivor and imagines the lives of s [...]

  • Elyse

    *Awesome* blimp blitz suspensebut NO WAY.did it happen as Lawhon imagined but GREAT NOVEL!!! The 'real' YouTube footage is unreal it's hard to believe anyone survived it!!!

  • Lori

    Like most people I knew that the Hindenburg was a gigantic "blimp" that exploded, but past that I knew nothing. The challenge authors face when writing about actual historical events is that most readers know how it will end; the challenge lies in putting the pieces together in a way that puts the reader there in the midst of the event. Lawhon has created a wonderfully creative version of the possible journey the crew and passengers experienced before the catastrophe occurred. Honestly, after wa [...]

  • Diane S ☔

    It was considered the flight of dreams the Hindenburg thought to be the cream of Nazi Germanys zeppelin fleet. Yet it ended in disaster. The reason for the explosion has never actually been found and this story imagines the scenarios by which this could have happened.Starts out slowly as we learn the names and jobs of various crew members and passengers. The names used are the actual names that were on the Hindenburg and some of the conversations were taken from official records and other source [...]

  • Carol

    FLIGHT OF DREAMS is a work of historical fiction that gives the reader a feel of what it might have been like to travel aboard the Hindenburg in 1937. Imagine a Zeppelin over 16 stories high and 800 feet long powered by hydrogen, an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that when mixed with oxygen equals a BIG BOOM! Then imagine bomb threats, credible bomb threats that necessitate placing a company military advisor on board. Scary stuff.Ariel Lawhon creates a very descriptive group of passengers [...]

  • Melissa

    Well, I don’t think I have been so thoroughly educated by a book in a long time! I knew absolutely nothing about the Hindenburg disaster before reading this, and now I feel absolutely enlightened, and a little terrified that this could have happened.Based on the actual events of May, 1937 – Although worked into a piece of fiction, the Hindenburg makes its final voyage from Germany to the United states. We all know the outcome, have seen the pictures of the air ship engulfed in flames, crashi [...]

  • Aditi

    “It’s fire and it crashing! . . . This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world! Oh, it’s crashing . . . oh, four or five hundred feet into the sky, and it’s a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. There’s smoke, and there’s flames, now, and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the mooring mast. Oh, the humanity, and all the passengers screaming around here!. . . I can’t talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it’s just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage [...]

  • Kasia

    I would rather have tooth pulled out without anesthesia than read book like this one ever again.

  • Brenda

    As Emilie Imhof greeted passengers boarding the Hindenburg on May 3rd 1937 she was quietly proud. Emilie was the first woman stewardess to work on the famous zeppelins and had been with this one since its inception. But although the ensuing three days transatlantic flight to New York would be filled with fun, delicious food and entertainment it would also hold secrets, lies and an undercurrent of evil. One person on board had revenge on his mind and was determined the Hindenburg wouldn’t make [...]

  • Dorie

    What a delightful, insightful, suspenseful and also horrific start to my reading for 2016. I’m writing this review a bit early since the book won’t be published until early February but I just have to share this great book with everyone. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The Flight of Dreams is the story of the last flight of the Hindenburg, Nazi Germany’s most advanced airship, a zeppelin, which was as long as an ocean liner (265 meters long) a [...]

  • Pamela

    If not for the surprising abundance of expletives uttered by nearly every character, this novel otherwise seemed well written and interestingly composed, with promising intrigue. I just grew weary of the unsavory language, and decided 100 pages was enough. And I have to wonder, did the vast majority of people in 1938, whether working class or upper echelon, American or German, actually curse that frequently and so unabashedly in publicly? Maybe so. But it just seemed out of character for the tim [...]

  • Erika Robuck

    FLIGHT OF DREAMS is a multilayered and fascinating imagining of what could have happened leading up to one of the most famous disasters in history. Research reveals names, charts, and survival stories, but leaves more questions than answers, most notably: was the explosion of the Hindenburg an accident?With Lawhon’s gift for writing memorable characters, sharp dialogue, and enthralling suspense, FLIGHT OF DREAMS becomes an unputdownable epic tragedy. Fans of both mystery and history will enjoy [...]

  • Cindi

    Everyone knows about the explosion of the Hindenburg. We've seen the old newsreel footage. If you have young sons, you may have watched it multiple times. But what I never realized was just how many people were on board the Hindenburg the night that it was engulfed in flames within seconds. I didn't know that the Hindenburg was a flying hotel, carrying passengers across the Atlantic. I certainly didn't know a thing about those passengers.In Flight of Dreams, Ariel Lawhon takes a historic tragedy [...]

  • Kate Quinn

    Really stellar. Suspenseful, tightly plotted, and racheting its way to a merciless climax, "Flight of Dreams" takes a famous historic disaster--the explosion of the Hindenburg--and uses it as a ticking clock to power the novel along as unwitting characters scheme, dawdle, fret, kiss, drink, smoke, and kill time on the great luxury dirigible crossing the Atlantic, as all the while the reader is screaming at them to get off the balloon before it's too late. Chapters swap between a handful of chara [...]

  • Susan Meissner

    Ariel Lawhon, a gifted wordsmith, has imagined the lives of a handful of people who were on the ill-fated Hindenburg on her last flight. Dovetailing actual fact with literary artistry, Ariel focuses the story on a navigator, a stewardess, an American, a cabin boy, and a journalist. Each has secrets they are keeping or will be asked to keep. None of them knows what will happen over New Jersey, minutes before landing and after a seemingly quiet trip across the Atlantic. The prose is wonderful, the [...]

  • Anna

    I used to say that although I am a history buff, the WWII period wouldn't be one of my particular eras of choice to read about. Somewhat accidentally, I've found that many of my favorite reads so far this year have been set in or around that time period - guess I do like it after all! You learn something new about yourself all the time."Flight of Dreams" is a historical fiction novel about the Hindenburg Zeppelin disaster. I loved so much about it but one of the things I loved the most is that i [...]

  • Kevin

    Lawhon brings the fateful trip of the Hindenburg to life.

  • Marjorie

    While we most likely will never know exactly why the Hindenburg disaster occurred, Ms. Lawhon has given us a fascinating and exciting theory. From what I’ve read about the Hindenburg, it’s quite a plausible theory, too. Sure, it’s mostly fiction but the characters are all based on the real people aboard the Hindenburg. And while she’s completely fabricated stories around these characters, parts of those stories are based on true facts. The author talks about that at the end of the book a [...]

  • Kathryn

    4.5 stars. Before taking up Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon, I knew very little about the Hindenburg disaster, I was just vaguely aware of it. As I read into this work of fiction I became fascinated by it. I even explored an internet site that Ariel mentions at the back of her book, and know I will go back to it. I am not that much interested in non-fiction, but sometimes a work of fiction sparks off a new awareness and quest for more.The names of the characters are those of the actual travelle [...]

  • Julie

    I can't imagine floating in the air on a ship that runs on air but what a marvel. Also a marvel is Ariel Lawhon's fictionalized tale of this historical disaster.We all know the flight ended in disaster but it is what occurred in the confined space with the people that was explored here. I loved the intrigue and the mystery of it all.

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    ​Could anyone have secrets on the Hindenburg with its size and carefully patrolled space?It appeared that everyone had a personal secret, but one of the public secrets was the worry about a bomb threat.The passengers had heard of a bomb threat, but it was down played.Emilie, Max, Werner, Edward, and Leonhard and Getrude Adelt are the main storytellers. Emilie was the only female on board, Max was the navigator, Werner was the cabin boy, Edward was an American, and the Adelts are journalists. F [...]

  • Joaquin Garza

    Llamar Primera Guerra Mundial a la Primera Guerra Mundial en un libro ambientado en 1937 debería descalificarte en automático para escribir una novela histórica.

  • Colleen Turner

    Find my full review at luxuryreading.In Flight of Dreams, author Ariel Lawhon takes readers on board the ill-fated final flight of the Hindenburg, from boarding in Germany on May 3rd, 1937, through the conspiracy-laced flight, front and center for the horrific and grisly explosion on May 6th and into the immediate days and months to follow. During this short yet dramatic and fascinating timeline, we get to see events unfold through the eyes of five people on-board: the stewardess, Emilie, the on [...]

  • Sarah

    It took me awhile to get into this book; we’re talking days to weeks to really get drawn in. I think it was the multitude of POVs. That took some getting used to. There also aspects of some of the relationships that seemed very sudden and overly melodramatic. Nothing will turn me off faster than melodrama. So why the five star rating you ask?Let’s just say that after I finished, I had to take a moment to ponder the wonder I had just finished. The author is able to pull all those POVs into a [...]

  • Kalen

    This is another novel of a fictionalized account of an actual event--and I love those. This one is, perhaps, more imagined than most and Lawhon explains at the end of the book what was real and what wasn't. One thing I loved about Flight of Dreams is that it made me want to know more--I kept Googling Hindenburg floor plans and other information about the ship and its passengers.

  • Plethora

    Mrs. Lawhon does a spectacular job detailing the possible last three days on the ill-fated flight of the Hindenburg. All that is certainly known about the historical flight doomed on May 6, 1937 is that a fire broke out. The exact cause of this fire is still an unknown mystery that is filled with many theories, running the gambit from sabotage to lightning to mechanical failure. What I find so amazing about the disaster, was the amazing survival rate. As you see the images from that day it is ha [...]

  • Book Haunt

    We've all seen the footage of the Hindenburg as it erupted into flames in May 1937. In Flight of Dreams, we are taken on that final flight and introduced to the crew and passengers who were aboard the German flight. The story is told from several POVs; the stewardess, the journalist, the American, the cabin boy, the navigator. As the Nazi party approaches it's pinnacle, the flight of the Hindenburg is a source of German pride, but there are rumors of sabotage and not everyone on board is who the [...]

  • Nissa

    First of all I would like to thank Keep Turning Pages and Doubleday for giving me the opportunity to read Flight of Dreams.I have always had a fascination with the accident of the airship Hindenburg, so I was so happy to get an advance copy of the book. The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst in Manchester Township, N [...]

  • Lisa B.

    In the author's notes, Ms. Lawhorn explains that the story she has written involves people who really where on the Hindenburg during it's last flight before tragically catching on fire. She used their actual names and occupations. In some instances, incorporated actual, documented conversations. She did extensive research, but makes it clear that her story is still fiction.I thought this concept was very smart. Her writing felt very personal, almost as if she knew each character herself. From be [...]

  • Ladyslott

    The Hindenburg was Nazi Germany’s premier air ship. On May 3, 1937 the ship left Germany for America, expecting to arrive three days later at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Upon it’s arrival the land crew began to moor the ship when it exploded. Thirty six people, lost their lives in the disaster. Although there are many theories as to what caused the Hindenburg to explode none have been positively found to be the cause. This book is the author’s fictional account of what may have been the cause; [...]

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