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When the Wind Blows Audiobook

When the Wind Blows

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Frannie O'Neill, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, comes across an amazing discovery near her animal hospital in the woods. Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, soon arrives on her doorstep with an agenda of his own. And then, there is 11-year-old Max - Frannie's amazing discovery - and one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction.

©1998 James Patterson, All Rights Reserved; (P) and ©1998 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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    Dana Bondurant, IA, USA 12-20-08
    Dana Bondurant, IA, USA 12-20-08
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    "Still Undecided"

    I was introduced to James Patterson when a friend gave me Double Crossed to read. To go from that to this... kind of a stretch. The story was good but I think it was the narration that had me troubled. The music should never have been incorporated into this audio book. Good book, not great audio book. I'd save the credit and just buy the book to read. Probably a better experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer CHENEY, WA 11-29-15
    Amazon Customer CHENEY, WA 11-29-15 Member Since 2017
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    "great book"

    I love the book and the story line. Can't wait to read the second book. The detail of each character was really great. This was a great ook to start with as a first book with James Patterson .

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    George 07-13-14
    George 07-13-14
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    "I Enjoyed the Story"

    Who knew Patterson could do a decent job of Sci-FI? It read well without inordinate amounts of detail. While that may seem choppy, it's just moving the story along. This is the story of BAD doctors trying to do good. Oh look! A sequel...

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    Heather 02-03-12
    Heather 02-03-12
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    What did you love best about When the Wind Blows?

    This story is a real imaginitive one! It was so nice to learn there was a prequel to the Lake House. What a great story!


    What other book might you compare When the Wind Blows to and why?

    When the Wind Blows is a prequel to The Lake House. Excellent Read.


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    Lorna 03-16-07
    Lorna 03-16-07 Listener Since 2003
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    "Eye Opener"

    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.

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    Peggy Baltimore, MD, United States 02-14-04
    Peggy Baltimore, MD, United States 02-14-04
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    "Read it!"

    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.

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    Deena 07-20-03
    Deena 07-20-03
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    "Recommend this Listen!"

    When Patterson's Lake House book was announced, I assumed it had something to do with last year's Beach House. However, when I read the summary of Lake House, I thought, "what a stupid story." I wanted to give it a chance and decided to start at the beginning with this book, "When the Wind Blows." I really, really enjoyed the story. Far-fetched -- yes, but I loved the characters. My only wish was that Audible would have offered the unabridged version. I signed on tonight to purchase and download Lake House, but just read the terrible customer reviews it has received in the last few weeks. I'll probably still go for it just to find out what's next with Max and her friends, but am a little skeptical. Listen to this one though--It's good writing and a good narrator.

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    Robert Louis USA 07-13-03
    Robert Louis USA 07-13-03
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    "Rosemary's Baby meets E.T."

    If my review heading intrigues you, perhaps this quirky tale will too. The narration is wonderfully done - perfect timbre, pitch and intonation for a story of this sort. This audiobook kept the whole family engaged for a seven hour road trip!

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    Michael Honolulu, HI 05-10-15
    Michael Honolulu, HI 05-10-15
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    "Still one of the best"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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