• The Longest Winter

  • By: Julie Harris
  • Narrated by: Carl Moore
  • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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The Longest Winter

By: Julie Harris
Narrated by: Carl Moore
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In 1911, a young John Shaw from South Carolina had his first taste of flying. In 1926, two years after the plane crash death of his best friend, he attempted a solo flight record in a refitted 1923 Curtiss Jenny. Then, with half the journey completed, his plane was caught in a storm, went down, and for 17 years he was listed as missing, presumed dead.

The Longest Winter is a work of fiction, the tale of one man's life. His story is one of despair and courage, tragedy and triumph - stranded on an uncharted rocky island, his body broken by the crash, John is adopted into a tribe of Aleuts, until the evacuation of the Aleutian Islands in May 1943.

This is John's story.

©1995, 2005, 2012, 2013 Julie Harris (P)2014 Julie Harris

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Great Story About One Man's Journey of a Lifetime

Would you consider the audio edition of The Longest Winter to be better than the print version?

I have only listened to the audio version of The Longest Winter therefore I would consider the audio version to be better than the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

What I liked best about this story was how it was told in first person. The protagonist John, after crashing his plane in Alaska was rescued and saved by Eskimos. He began a new life, met Kioki and spent much of his time writing in his journal and reminiscing about his childhood and his sister Meg and best friend Bobby.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene in The Longest Winter was when John returned home and was shocked to find his sister still alive and doing well and her surprise to find out he had been alive after being thought missing and presumed dead for 17 years.

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

The Longest Winter wasn't a book I wanted to listen to all in one sitting as it was right at about twelve hours long. While the story progressed forward, it also moved backwards.

Any additional comments?

I really like Julie Harris' writing style. I think she's a wonderful author. I will look for more books written by her. I received this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

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