We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Boundary Waters | [William Kent Krueger]

Boundary Waters

Drawing strong comparisons to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman, William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mysteries never fail to please fans. Here Cork joins the search for a country-western singer who has disappeared in the wilderness along the American/Canadian border.
Regular Price:$41.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Drawing strong comparisons to the work of James Lee Burke and Tony Hillerman, William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mysteries never fail to please fans.

The Quetico-Superior Wilderness: more than two million acres of forest, white-water rapids, and uncharted islands on the Canadian/American border. Somewhere in the heart of this unforgiving territory, a young woman named Shiloh - a country-western singer at the height of her fame - has disappeared.

Her father arrives in Aurora, Minnesota, to hire former sheriff Cork O'Connor to find his daughter, and Cork joins a search party that includes an ex-con, two FBI agents, and a 10-year-old boy. Others are on Shiloh's trail as well - men hired not just to find her, but to kill her.

As the expedition ventures deeper into the wilderness, strangers descend on Aurora, threatening to spill blood on the town's snowy streets. Meanwhile, out on the Boundary Waters, winter falls hard. Cork's team of searchers loses contact with civilization, and like the brutal winds of a Minnesota blizzard, death - violent and sudden - stalks them.

©1999 William Kent Krueger (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Krueger’s writing, strong and bold yet with the mature mark of restraint, pulls this exciting search-and-rescue mission through with a hard yank.” (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (253 )
5 star
 (102)
4 star
 (111)
3 star
 (33)
2 star
 (6)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (198 )
5 star
 (87)
4 star
 (82)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.4 (197 )
5 star
 (106)
4 star
 (71)
3 star
 (15)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ralph West Plains, MO, United States 06-05-12
    Ralph West Plains, MO, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great writer and a great series. I love them all."
    Where does Boundary Waters rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Boundaary Waters ranks very high. I've ether read or listened to several of Kruger's books and they are all very good. I can't wait to get the rest of his series.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    He is one writer that I never have figured out the ending until sometimes the last chaper.


    Have you listened to any of David Chandler’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I'm sorry to say, as he is a great reader


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would liked to have read it all at once, but time would'nt allow it.


    Any additional comments?

    If anyone wants to listen to (or read) a great book Mr. Kruger is a great story writer.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brent Fayetteville, AR, United States 06-15-11
    Brent Fayetteville, AR, United States 06-15-11 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    48
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    28
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Another great mystery"

    I enjoyed this book greatly. I will be listening to both the first and third books in the trilogy. One complaint: the narrator REALLY needs to work on southern accents. The guy who is supposed to be from Arkansas sounds like he is from over around northern Florida and may have early throat cancer. A true Ozarkian accent or even Cajun flavor would have made this key character more believable. ITs really not that difficult.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    William Carmichael, CA, United States 09-27-10
    William Carmichael, CA, United States 09-27-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    111
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    97
    38
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    "Not bad."

    This is very similar to Vanishing Act, by Thomas Perry, but is not as good, and since this was published after Vanishing Act it makes one wonder if Krueger read Vanishing Act and said to himself, "I could write a story like that."
    It's an interesting question: Woman with Indian heritage goes into American/Canadian wilderness with bad people after her and wins: Indian lore and beliefs save her from death. Do you believe in coincidence? Something smells fishy in Denmark. This is just a little bit better than a "2", but just barely.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MickeyMarie Narnia 06-18-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 06-18-13 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

    HELPFUL VOTES
    646
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    326
    237
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    145
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Am So Happy!"

    I am so happy to have discovered this mystery series at Audible. This second book in the series was as much or more interesting than the first. Great characters in a powerful and fascinating story. I look forward to listening to more books from this excellent author.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-31-13
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-31-13 Member Since 2009

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    81
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    158
    157
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    16
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Series, Book Two, Ready for Book Three!"

    My husband and I listened to the first book in this series (Iron Lake) on a road trip to visit our daughter in New Orleans. Loved it so much, we had to download the second book for the trip back home. This one is also a great mystery, one in which Cork, ex-sheriff is on a hunt for a lost country western singer who has been lured back to her Indian roots. And figuring out who is the bad guys in this story is about as elusive as in the first book. William Kent Krueger does not disappoint. We didn't finish the book on our drive home (just like the first one, on our drive down to New Orleans) . . . so the audio book won out OVER our normal tv shows for the first couple hours after we got home . . .

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-15 of 15 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.