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The Wind

Tales from a Revolution: West-Florida
Narrated by: Shamaan Casey
Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)
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The American Revolution reaches the Gulf Coast 

Gabriel is a simple sailor, doing the bidding of his Captain and King, when he is swept up in a storm that changes his life in ways that he could never have anticipated. Carlotta yearns for her lost home, and is searching for her lost husband, but both remain elusive in a world that has been turned upside-down by forces far outside of her control. 

When the storm that is Governor Bernardo de Gálvez breaks over them both, neither will ever be the same - and nor will their world.

©2012 Lars D. H. Hedbor (P)2018 Lars D. H. Hedbor

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  • KD
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  • 10-17-18

Makes history so much fun

It's a different execution from the more generic history textbooks we often get. I really like the way the author and narratated gave us this info.

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Great book!

The author does a great job telling the story and the different characters. I would recommend this book to anyone

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Very Enjoyable.

The Author has a unique approach to explaining the strategic importance and role that each area of the Country played in the American Revolution... And based on wall researched fact ... It is a thought provoking book. and makes You aware of the possible eventualities that "could" have played a part or even changed the outcome. The Narrator has an amazing voice. Easy to listen to and very well articulated. I enjoyed this book immensely. This book was provided free of charge in exchange for a fair review... Thank You!

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The American Revolution, another view

Here you are drawn into the American Revolution from the eyes who helped fight, the Spaniards. Here in the Gulf of Mexico, you are taken through the lives of those affected by the war and those fighting for it. This is a wonderful story that shows you not only about the life of one but how they helped those wishing to be free from the British rule. The author did a fabulous job writing this and I must say I learned something new about the revolution and the narrator did a wonderful job telling the story and am very impressed with his ability to place the accent perfectly. Bravo to you both!

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WONDERFUL HISTORICAL TALE

You'll be delicately drawn into a beautiful tale of adventure during the American Revolution. Great characters, well written, and beautifully narrated. It feels like you're there, very thoughtful to detail and setting.

I felt like I was taken back to a different time - the story was captivating and I really enjoyed listening, definitely recommended by me! Check it out :)

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  • Brian
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Historical Fiction Done Right

While not typically in genres that I read – The Wind was an awesome tale of Revolutionary War-time West-Florida and is really a story about people.

In the introductory chapters, we learn that there is a storm and that Gabriel lands on a beach in an attempt to shelter from the storm. In the morning a woman finds and greets him while looking for her lost husband. She heals Gabriel out with the help of her father. Once we get into the story we find out that there is much more going on (and really anything more would be a spoiler!)

Hedbor’s storytelling is just that – it’s reminiscent of the older stories that you hear from “way back when”. Obviously, he’s telling a story about a long time ago but you get that authentic and honest feeling when you listen to it. He was able to bring a story about a time and a place that I don’t know much about and draw me deep into the sand and the ocean of that area.

I think with the popularity of Hamilton – this era of history is going to become more and more popular and Hedbor’s The Wind is just one of many Revolutionary War timed stories. I love the fact that he picks a certain place and just goes deep into it. He brings stories that you definitely didn’t hear or read in History class and makes them jump off of the page. I can honestly say, growing up in Pennsylvania that I knew very little about Florida (or the Spanish’s involvement in some of the battles). But after reading The Wind I feel like I know more (even though the story is fictional) and it makes me want to read more on the subject.

Couple this with the narration of Shamaan Casey and you have a rousing tale that’s well performed. The combination of Hedbor’s writing style and Casey’s ability to make the story jump off the page and you have a Historical Fiction book that really stands out.

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Interesting

I love history and this book was captivating. The book was set during the American Revolution war and it takes you into a community during that time . The trials and sadness when loved ones were called off to war. The loss of loved ones due to the war and other trials the community have to endure. You cry when they lose a loved one, esp when a leader is taken from the community. The narrator of this story did a fantastic job breathing life into the characters of this novel. His smooth voice takes you to a time that is harrowing and sad. He gives them emotions and life that we are able to be apart of for a very brief time. If you are interested in history, the American Revolution war or just in people's lives that lived long ago, this book has what you are looking for. You will not regret purchasing this book.

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A new author to me

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review." I love American history, especially the revolution, but I d not know about Spain's involvement until I read this book. It was filled with interesting facts and l thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Outstanding Listen

I'm a big fan of sailing stories, but this was more than just a story. It really was just an all-around excellent listen. I listened to the first hour, then listened to almost the entire rest of the book in one sitting. It was that good!
My ONLY complaint was that it wasn't long enough! When the book ended I wanted more!

The narrator did extremely well. I never once got caught up in his performance or had to go back to understand something. 5 stars.

If you like history, sailing stories, or are even considering this book... You will NOT be disappointed.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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The WInd

History I never knew told in a fascinating way.I loved it! I will have to look for more from this author.Shamaan Casey has a wonderful voice and talent for narrating this book.I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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