The first of a four-part audio series from Stephen King's best-selling book, Four Past Midnight. Passengers on a transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Boston awaken to find most of their fellow passengers missing. Their attempts to make contact with anyone are in vain and they end up landing the plane in Bangor, Maine, but the airport there is also deserted. The remaining passengers finally realize that they avoided death because they were asleep but that won't last for long as the "langoliers" are closing in on them. In order to avoid certain death, they have to fly back to Los Angeles to "fix" the time warp in which they became trapped. That means that they must be asleep when they go through the time warp but one of them will have to remain awake to land the plane.