The Wind Is Not a River

  • by Brian Payton
  • Narrated by Mark Bramhall
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A stunning tale of love and survival against all odds, for fans of Cold Mountain.
A fight for survival... April 1943: In the bloody turmoil of war, John Easley, a journalist mourning his lost brother, is driven to expose a hidden and growing conflict: the Japanese invasion and occupation of Alaska's Aleutian Islands. But when his plane is shot down he must either surrender or struggle to survive in a harsh wilderness.
A search for the truth... Three thousand miles to the south, Helen Easley cannot accept her husband's disappearance - an absence that exposes her sheltered, untested life. Desperate to find and be reunited with him, she sets out on a remarkable journey from the safety of her Seattle home to the war in the north.
A love story like no other... An evocative, richly atmospheric tale of life and death, commitment and sacrifice, The Wind Is Not a River, perfect for fans of Cold Mountain, is a gripping story of survival that illuminates the fragility of life and the fierce power of love.

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It was just okay

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I'm always aware that these reviews are based on personal preferences, so I will say that the story didn't really inspire or move me. My first quibble was that the book was written in the present tense - it just felt awkward. The pace felt slow and I found that I didn't really care about the characters. I also didn't especially enjoy the narration. I was relieved when I reached the end.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-16-2014
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd