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By Anna on 09-22-17
Beautiful and Heartening
Some book you read to stretch your intellect, and some you read to expand your heart. This novel falls in the latter category. The Wind in His Heart is a balm to the soul. This is a story about kindness, about freedom, and about the mysterious forces that move the world. The characters are well-drawn and so real you'd like to buy them a cup of coffee, or maybe sit around a campfire and listen while they play some tunes in the desert night. The plot moves along at a gentle, easy pace, neither too fast nor too slow, with plenty of action to keep the pages moving.The narration is spot-on; Tom Stechschulte's voice has gravel and grit, so fitting for a story that takes place mostly in a desert, and he voices the different accents of the characters well. Altogether, a beautiful story that I can't recommend highly enough.
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By Tina on 09-28-17
Finally a new de Lint!! Wonderful! I
I have been reading Charles de Lint for more than 30 years. I recommend him to everyone. The lessons are woven deep into the thread of the stories. Hearing them instead of reading lets my eyes wander and look for the magic. A great story teller.
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By Jan on 08-07-18
Part mystery, part spirit, part fantasy - all good
I have been a long-time fan of Charles de Lint but had kind of moved on to other storytellers. After reading this book I went right back to the Newford series to be hooked once again. Such great characters and attention to detail. The book is wonderful overall, but there is a lesson about personal power that so resonates with me. In part, he says, "When you take responsibility for somebody else's decisions, or actions, you take away their power.... When you take away somebody's power you lose some of your own as well." At it's heart, this book is about connection to one another, to the earth, to the spirit world, and to the connection between stories.
By C. Nottingham on 06-08-18
Desert fantasy from the master of urban fantasy
Another wonderful trip with De Lint. Familiar, but new. I love De Lint's books and this was no exception. I'm not a fan of the desert, but this book makes it more appealing than I thought possible. It's fun to go to an entirely diff r entry place in this book, but it is also comfortably familiar. I'm happy I listened!
By Life's A Beach on 03-22-18
Heartwarming and Kind
The Wind in His Heart is a beautifully written story full of gentle wisdom and friendship. It is the first book I have read by Charles de Lint and makes me want to explore what else he has written. Tom Stechschulte does a great job as narrator, capturing the essence of each character.