Review: The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
by Garrett M. Graff

Riveting, compelling and horribly (in both senses of the word) effecting The Only Plane in the Sky is an excellent work of oral history and a must listen audiobook.

Garrett Graff has gathered together the words of many who were directly and indirectly impacted by the events of 9/11/2001, and sequenced them chronologically to let us take it all in as it happened. His intent, he says, is not to convey the facts of 9/11, but it's impact - what it felt like to live through that day.

As Graff also notes at the beginning of the book, those of us who were alive on 9/11 all have a story to tell about it, and that in itself is testimony to the impact it had. But those not yet born, or too young to remember, don't have that, and this book is really meant for them.

If you are at all like me you will find yourself shaken and teary eyed at more than one point in listening to this audiobook (and I do feel this is best experienced as an audiobook).

I rate this audiobook 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - it was exceptional and I think everyone should listen to it.

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