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.
Wolf Winter | [Clare Francis]

Wolf Winter

In the chill of the Cold War, two Norwegians are shot dead after straying into Soviet wilderness, killings that will bind together three people in a web of treachery and passion: Halvard Starheim, veteran explorer, torn by the deaths of his friends and his love for a beautiful woman; Ragna Johansen, the attractive widow of one of the dead men, on a desperate search for love and fulfilment; Rolf Berg, brilliant Norwegian journalist, whose secret other life holds the key to a deadly conspiracy.
Regular Price:$29.89
  • 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

In the chill of the Cold War, two Norwegians are shot dead after straying into Soviet wilderness, killings that will bind together three people in a web of treachery and passion: Halvard Starheim, veteran explorer, torn by the deaths of his friends and his love for a beautiful woman; Ragna Johansen, the attractive widow of one of the dead men, on a desperate search for love and fulfilment; Rolf Berg, brilliant Norwegian journalist, whose secret other life holds the key to a deadly conspiracy.

The mission for the truth will lead them to a final confrontation in the freezing wastes of an Arctic Wolf Winter...

©1987 Clare Francis (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (13 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.0 (11 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.6 (10 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Needles St Peters, Australia 12-24-11
    Needles St Peters, Australia 12-24-11 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A good story, well told"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you're after an absorbing story and feel like being transported to another time and place (in this case early '60s Arctic-Circle Norway against a backdrop of the Cold War and NATO politics) I highly recommend this. I particularly loved the evocative descriptions of place (and Francis has mercifully avoided cliched similes for this!) , it has a gripping story-line that kept me listening almost non-stop through the second half. The narrator does a great job of bringing the characters and story to life. I even learnt something about Lapp (Sami) geo-politics and what more could you ask for out of a novel?


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gio Italy 10-26-12
    Gio Italy 10-26-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Read it much time ago, I was so curious to hear it"
    Any additional comments?

    ... and I was not disappointed. Clare Francis here did a great job in creating a nice setting, I could almost feel the cold. It got my attention to the end like when I read the book...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 05-17-13
    Brodie Mornington, Australia 05-17-13 Member Since 2009

    An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    157
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    121
    79
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Luck warm about the Frozen North"

    Look, OK will cover it. Not really me and bought on a whim because I missed the Northern European place names and environment delivered through the Tattoo Series but it was all a bit silly in the end. No that's a bit hard, look it is light easy listening and not taxing so if you have a spare credit and nowhere to go, well give it a try.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karin Dorey canada 01-29-13
    Karin Dorey canada 01-29-13 Member Since 2012

    mary scot

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Riviting"
    What made the experience of listening to Wolf Winter the most enjoyable?

    The excitement and nerve tingling anticipation


    What did you like best about this story?

    the book was interesting and informative about a country and period that has not always been taken into account


    Which character – as performed by Simon Russell Beale – was your favorite?

    Halvard


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When I was listening to the description of the extreme cold and how glad I was that I was inside in a cozy and warm chair


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 11-18-12
    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 11-18-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    91
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    98
    96
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A bit long at times, but otherwise good"

    The writing approaches everything with such detail, you feel that you too are on a vast plain of snow stretching forever where time has stopped and each tiny blip on the horizon catches and keeps your attention for awhile. I liked that much of the time and it fit well with the setting. If the character or situation interested me, that amount of detail seemed to work. She got inside the heads of her characters and what they did made sense from their point of view.

    But for me, certainly the last third seemed drawn out and I could fast forward several times and miss few of the plot developments. I probably will read another of her books, but not right away.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-5 of 5 results
Sort by:
  • Nigel
    Hove, United Kingdom
    10/26/12
    Overall
    "Gripping"

    Beautifully constructed story, an absolute thriller set in Cold War Norway - Clare Francis' descriptive writing is wonderful. Thoroughly recommended.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    9/5/11
    Overall
    "Grip of winter"

    This is a brilliant and captivating story which recalls the icy grip of the Cold war, with all the elements of heroism, ruthless treachery, exploitation and love. Bringing out landscape, the Norwegian character of enduranace and tension with their history climate and geography, the polar spin on Ragna's moral compass, this is a very real story. Gripping!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • kindle confused
    UK
    1/23/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simon Russell Beale - brilliant!"
    Would you listen to Wolf Winter again? Why?

    Wolf Winter is certainly worth a second go - the story is fine but it is the reading by Simon RB that makes it really special


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wolf Winter?

    The story is a bit of a "slow burn" but some of the descriptions of the deep cold, silence and remoteness of the plateau is most evocative


    What does Simon Russell Beale bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Simon Russell Beale is a most gifted narrator - never a fault with flawless interpretation of the characters, bringing excitement and suspense in all the right places


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

    Too long for one sitting but it made the daily commute a pleasure!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    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.