Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jeffrey Zaslow , Chesley \"Sully\" Sullenberger
Narrator: Michael McConnohie
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Avon Books
Published In: August 2016
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 43 minutes
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Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks-the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger-the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart.
Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for-that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.
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Reviews (4)


Written by David S. on August 22nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Ok, but not life-changing. Sully describes his rather ordinary life and picks out the things that he thinks helped him handle a traumatic incident. Once he dealt with the landing on the Hudson I found myself skipping through the homely moralising to the end. I learnt a lot about the airline industry and what it's like to be a pilot, but not having been part of the "wow" generation who watched it, I cannot really connect with the reactions of people who obviously benefited from the feel-good factor after seeing a successful conclusion to a tense drama.

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Written by Leora Lewis on November 10th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love the book!! He is definitely an hero. I couldn\'t stop listening, this is a great book.

Written by KATH CZINNER on October 6th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The story was interesting. I also felt the narration was very formal and found it difficult to connect with the characters, until the end when the second narrator concluded.

Written by Wendy Bozzi on September 22nd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great story about an ordinary pilot who saved 155 passengers. He was pushed into the limelight like a bullet. His back story & life leading up to to his split decision & years of talent in the air, his story was very good.

Author Details

Author Details

Zaslow, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Zaslow is an American journalist and columnist for the Wall Street Journal. From 1987 to 2001, he worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as the replacement advice columnist for Ann Landers, winning the job over 12,000 other applicants. He recently co-authored The Last Lecture with Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon professor.[1] Zaslow lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan, and has daughters named Jordan, Alex and Eden.

Zaslow won the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award in 2000 for his work as a columnist.

Sullenberger, Chesley B.

Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is a speaker, aviation safety expert, and accident investigator, serves as the CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.