Jake Grafton

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

Flight of the Intruder Summary

Hailed as the finest combat aviation novel to emerge from the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder spent 28 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list and became one of the top-20 best-selling first novels of all time. An instant classic, the book was translated into more than 20 languages and made into a major motion picture. Its hero, Jake Grafton, became a household name and the star of many more Coonts’ best-sellers. Without question, the strength of the book lies in its flying scenes when Jake Grafton straps himself into the cockpit of his A-6 Intruder. Jake’s love of flying is contagious whether you are hearing the book for the first time or listening to it for the third. No one better captures the world of Navy carrier pilots than Stephen Coonts. An Intruder pilot who flew combat missions off the deck of the USS Enterprise in the Vietnam War, Coonts lived the life he writes about, and he puts readers inside the hearts and minds of the pilots to reveal a world unknown to those outside the naval aviators’ fraternity. Few will forget the book’s final gut-wrenching scene when Jake’s once-innocent love of flying gives way to guilt and frustration and the need to give meaning to the deaths of his comrades.

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  • Book 1

    • Flight of the Intruder

    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Hailed as the finest combat aviation novel to emerge from the Vietnam War, Flight of the Intruder spent 28 weeks on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list and became one of the top-20 best-selling first novels of all time. An instant classic, the book was translated into more than 20 languages and made into a major motion picture. Its hero, Jake Grafton, became a household name and the star of many more Coonts’ best-sellers. Without question, the strength of the book lies in its flying scenes when Jake Grafton straps himself into the cockpit of his A-6 Intruder.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I tried got to halfway and gave up, reads like a diary but so boring

    • By I try to give an honest opinion on 12-11-17

    Regular price: £16.89

  • Book 2

    • Intruders

    • Jake Grafton, Book 2
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A war-weary Navy pilot confronts the deadly skies of the South Pacific, training Marine pilots and battling Soviets MiGs in the wake of the Vietnam WarFighter pilot Jake Grafton is adrift following combat in Vietnam. With no place in the States to call home, Grafton sticks to what he knows best: taking on the world’s most treacherous skies from the cockpit of a Grumman A-6 Intruder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • another get Jake Grafton book.

    • By ian b on 23-08-16

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 3

    • Final Flight

    • Jake Grafton, Book 3
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    After a particularly long cruise, the USS United States is in port in Naples, and her crew is enjoying its first liberty in months. But something's not right. Several crew members have not reported back from their leave, and a beautiful American reporter who boarded the United States in Tangiers may not be a reporter, or even an American. When one of Jake's men, in a hotel in Naples, witnesses an assassination attempt led by this woman, Grafton realizes the situation is much more serious than he suspected.

    Regular price: £13.19

  • Book 4

    • The Minotaur

    • Jake Grafton, Book 4
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    At the height of the Cold War, Captain Jake Grafton becomes entangled in the hunt for a spy selling high-tech military secrets to the Soviet Union. Naval pilot Jake Grafton flies fighter jets with ice water in his veins. But when he’s assigned a desk job in the Pentagon as the head of a top-secret stealth bomber program, his nerve is tested as never before. Colleagues die mysteriously, test flights are sabotaged, and the program is threatened at every level.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Listen

    • By Philip on 08-05-16

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 5

    • Under Siege

    • The Jake Grafton Series, Book 5
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When the psychotic Colombian drug lord Chano Aldana is extradited to the United States for trial, he brings his army of vicious mercenaries with him. And as Aldana’s hit men target the President of the United States, the capital is plunged into chaos that only veteran fighter pilot Jake Grafton can stop. With the help of an investigative journalist and an undercover agent, Grafton must find the deadly assassins before they can strike again. But time is running out, and the future of the country hangs in the balance.

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 6

    • The Red Horseman

    • Jake Grafton Series, Book 6
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When the Soviet Union collapses, thousands of nuclear warheads go unaccounted for, and it’ll take someone of Jake Grafton’s talents to make sure they don’t end up in the wrong hands. Promoted to deputy director of a new U.S. intelligence agency, the stakes of Jake Grafton’s commission are higher than ever before. With the USSR on the brink of dissolution, a vast nuclear arsenal is suddenly ripe for the taking by mercenaries, rogue nations, and insane Russian nationalists.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series. Less suspense

    • By S. Murdoch on 10-02-15

    Regular price: £10.19

  • Book 7

    • Cuba

    • Jake Grafton, Book 7
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Benjamin L. Darcie
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The hero of six New York Times bestsellers by Stephen Coonts, author of Flight of the Intruder and Fortunes of War, returns as the United States and Cuba engage in a terrifying game of brinksmanship, a gamble that could break the last military taboo and destroy both countries.

    Regular price: £13.59

  • Book 8

    • Hong Kong

    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Admiral Jake Grafton takes his wife, Callie, along when the U.S. government sends him to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the American consul-general is embedded in political money raising scandal. And why not? Jake and Callie met and fell in love in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War, and the consul-general is a friend from those days.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • didnt bother listening.

    • By mrs flumpkins on 21-12-15

    Regular price: £30.99

  • Book 9

    • America

    • A Jake Grafton Novel
    • By: Stephen Coonts
    • Narrated by: John Kenneth
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Hundreds of people have gathered to watch the launching of the USS America - our newest and most sophisticated nuclear submarine. Then, the unthinkable happens. The experimental nuclear submarine is hijacked in broad daylight, and only Admiral Jake Grafton stands between the deadly cargo and its intended target: Washington D.C.

    Regular price: £25.09

  • Book 10

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