In addition to telling a great story, When the Wind Blows makes you wonder about what is really being genetically developed behind closed doors. The ying/yang between good and evil aspects of genetically altered species is intriguing. Instead of being adverse to the evil creators, the beauty that they created, winged beings, is almost awe inspiring. It is easy for one to quickly forget the number of trial and errors that were undertaken before the final product was perfected. And, the rescue and safety of the winged children is the lasting overtone of the story and keeps you coming back to listen again and again.
After nine surgeries on my brain and looking at a tenth, audio is the choice for me to feel whole again. I am myself in the world of books!
The reason I like James Petterson books is the risk of not liking it is as close to none. If you like the "Lake House" than you will love this book too and such get them together.
I read this several years ago, I would say almost a decade ago. I was heading from Charleston, SC to Yorktown, VA and was immediately put off on the who flying kids things. I had decided to shut if off after the first couple of minutes....but I continued to listen and listen and before I knew it I had finished the entire book. I like this first book much more than the teenage version that Mr. Patterson later does...the maximum ride series that, although a different story, is essentially the same story.