Damien Lewis on The Dog Who Could Fly | Tantorious

Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.


Damien Lewis is a reporter from war, disaster, and conflict zones for BBC, CNN, and many other news organizations. He is the author of more than twenty bestselling books, and coauthor of two acclaimed memoirs about military working dogs, Sergeant Rex and It’s All About Treo. His new book, The Dog Who Could Fly: The Incredible True Story of a World War II Airman and the Four-Legged Hero Who Flew at His Side, is a deeply moving story of loyalty in the face of adversity and the unshakable bond between a man and his best friend.



Excerpts from the audio interview:

Q: Can you please sketch out the outlines of this incredible story?

A: This German Shephard puppy was rescued by an RAF airman named Robert and went on to fly on numerous bombing raids, survive crash landings, and save the lives of his crew. He was given the name Ant after the initials of an Eastern European aircraft.

Q: What will you be listening for in Derek Perkins’s narration of the audiobook?

A: I give all the human characters voices, of course, but the dog has a voice as well. That’s actually vocalized in the book, what the dog is thinking and saying — it’s put into words. And it will be fascinating to hear how Derek handles that.

Listen to a sample of the Tantor audiobook edition of The Dog Who Could Fly, narrated by Derek Perkins.

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