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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Irene Hunt Narrator: Charlie Thurston Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781482982039
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From the Newbery Award-winning author of Across Five Aprils and Up a Road Slowly comes a tale of a brave young man’s struggle to find his own strength during the Great Depression.

In 1932, American’s dreams were simple: a job, food to eat, a place to sleep, and shoes without holes. But for millions of people these simple needs were nothing more than dreams. When he was just fifteen years old, Josh had to make his own way through a country of angry and frightened people. This is the story of his struggle to find a life for himself during those turbulent times.

No Promises in the Wind was awarded the 1971 Charles W. Follett Award.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this often heartbreaking story, readers will find out what it was like for the thousands of children who left their homes during the Depression…Beautifully written by a Newbery Award–winning author, this is a title which readers will remember long after they have finished it and set it on a shelf.”

    LookingGlassReview.com

  • Winner of the Charles W. Follett Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 2/9/2014

    " I liked like this book it kind of has a taste of everything. Excitement, romance, sadness, and sometimes terror. I recommend this book to people who like adventure and mystery. One of my favorite parts was the ending when the two boys went home. My favorite character would have to be Joey because he was always looking for adventure and ways to help himself and his brother. I think my least favorate part would have to be when Howie died. I really like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Dix-McLaughlin | 1/31/2014

    " This book literally made me cry. Excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zeta | 1/28/2014

    " How two brothers survived the depression while on the lamb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Cheevers | 1/22/2014

    " I know I had to read it for English, but it was a really good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana | 1/18/2014

    " Great YA fiction book set in the depression--Jessi and Alison, I think you'd like it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hamza | 1/8/2014

    " No promises in the wind is a story of a yound boy who runs away from home at the time of the great depression. I really liked this book because it has a lot of adventure but then it becomes sad. I tells a lot about what life was like for kids a the time of the great depression and ran away kids too. I gave a 5 star because it has some really good parts in it. Overall I like this book because of it's ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/8/2014

    " If you need an incentive to get your food storage, this is it! The story takes place during the depression of the early 1900s. Written for children, but I enjoyed it a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 1/4/2014

    " it was iffy but it's getting better and better as i go on. i have to read it for school... THE ENDING OF THE BOOK WAS GOOD AND TOWARDS THE END WAS GOOD. I DIDNT MIND READING IT... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 12/27/2013

    " Depression years; teenaged boys out on their own; tough times; good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 12/19/2013

    " This was a moving story, and well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matise D | 12/12/2013

    " This book is okay it wasn't my favavorite. It is about three boys and they deside to leave home and surrvive on their own. They were going to play music on the streets and have people give them money. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Cook | 12/8/2013

    " I read this to the kids and we all loved it. Well written. An engaging, and sometimes emotionally taxing, storyline. Irene Hunt tackles a tough topic and pulls no punches. This made for some great discussions. Well done. Recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noah | 11/13/2012

    " I find it an extremely simple, tedious, dull book. I did not enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaela | 9/29/2012

    " this book had a slow begining but it has a great middle and end. fantastic book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Ward | 6/3/2012

    " i liked this book.... you never knew quite what to expect. "

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About the Author

Irene Hunt (1907–2001) was an American children’s writer best known for historical novels. Her first book, Across Five Aprils was a runner-up for the Newbery Medal, an award which she won for her second novel, Up a Road Slowly. She was a nominee in 1974 for the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition available to creators of children’s books.

About the Narrator

Charlie Thurston is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has appeared on stages across the country with Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, and at Riverside Theatre and Redmoon Theater, among others. His favorite roles include Edgar in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, and Tony in You Can’t Take It with You. He holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep.