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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Evans Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2001 ISBN: 9781415919637
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In a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero.

His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow “smoke jumper,” Ed Tully. Julia loves them both—until a fiery tragedy on Montana’s Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them, and burns a brand on all their hearts.

In the wake of the fire, Connor embarks on a harrowing journey to the edge of human experience, traveling the world’s worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but never happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, he must walk through fire once more.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 2/15/2014

    " This is a great story about two men who are very close friends and one woman who both are in love with. You can say it is a love story , but it is more than that. Both men are smoke jumpers and one of them is a world photographer besides. We read about the crimes against humanity that is taking place in the world today. I don't want to give anything away about the book. It tells a lot about life and wars that are being fought now in the world. It reminds me of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" by Ernest Hemingway. You must read this book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Louis Shalako | 2/14/2014

    " The book is well written and entertaining, and then I realized buddy-boy's best friend was going to impregnate his wife/girlfriend and then I put the book down and I just don't care what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/10/2014

    " I really liked it and for some reason i like the character connor ford posseses is the courage to risk his life just to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. The main message to this story was the important things in life never happened by accident. But even with those things that were meant tobe , sometimes you had to wait awhile and then maybe a little while nudge "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lan | 2/6/2014

    " one of my all time fave books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/26/2014

    " I read this on a weekend bike trip a few years ago and it was perfect for that. Again, Montana setting, but nothing too deep. Fairly predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenna | 1/24/2014

    " I loved this book, not only for the characters and the stiry but also because he writes about my home-Missoula, MT and places dear to my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlina | 12/22/2013

    " Heroic smoke jumpers who fight forest fires + a love triangle = a great romance novel. When a book can make me cry, I know it is good. This book really should've been made into a movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 12/22/2013

    " Your typical Nick Evans novel, in my opinion. An enjoyable read, but not too deep. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hilary | 12/6/2013

    " a pleasurable but highly commercial read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Toler | 12/5/2013

    " I remember really loving this book. I was on a Montana kick last summer and it was about firemen in up there fighting wild fires. The main part of the story has a great love triangle. It was an exciting and sad book. I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Lamb | 12/4/2013

    " I loved the characters and the context. It was a gripping tale! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 11/26/2013

    " Loved this book! Read several years ago, but still always recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Dotters-aktz | 11/19/2013

    " worth a read, great for the beach! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jemimah Lieow | 11/11/2013

    " story about friendships. but a complicated one.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 11/7/2013

    " This was an enjoyable read. I would like to be able to recommend it, but the book and its characters ignore the existence of God and that troubles me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn Mclafferty | 10/24/2013

    " I really loved this book. The story had a lot of depth that makes the reader feel involved and invested in the outcome. Wonderful and very well developed characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lyndsey | 10/23/2013

    " I've read this twice and really like it... great action packed story of love and life. good read:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 9/13/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book but thought it was quite predictable overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 8/15/2013

    " I was very slow at reading this book, but not for reasons of the book. It was a really good book and I enjoyed it. It did have a sad feel to it at times. I felt connected to several of the characters as the story took place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 8/14/2013

    " I found the plot a little predictable but an enjoyable read anyway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchy | 7/20/2013

    " Great love story. Tragedy, adventure, betrayal. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 6/3/2013

    " Very dissapointed Id read the Divide first and that was lovely this had far too much war and violence in it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/14/2013

    " It's a love story but it has depth. Evans gets the reader invested in the characters; they feel so real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 11/15/2012

    " I didn't want to put it down, the men I know who have read it said they didn't like it. I loved the realism of the war it made me want to know more. The love story was a little predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April | 10/21/2012

    " I liked the story but didn't care for the language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 8/20/2012

    " Predictable at times, but still a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine Owen | 8/11/2012

    " This is a book that I come back to over and over. I just love the story. Two people held apart for so long. The description of the scenery in Montana and Africa is amazing. It's just a wonderful novel. I wish Nicholas Evans would just write more like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 7/25/2012

    " I can't seem to get this book out of my head. I've read it a couple of times and I guess the human emotions really grabbed hold of me and won't let me forget. This is my favorite of Nicholas Evans' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Loughlin | 1/17/2012

    " I read this book while on vacation and really liked it. It was an easy read but a page turner, I think I finished it in 4 days while laying on the beach. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudine | 7/20/2011

    " Just came across this book that I read several years ago. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Downing | 6/25/2011

    " I picked this up at a thrift store because I enjoyed Horse Whisperer. I delinitely liked this one better! Very intense read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 5/12/2011

    " This is a book that I come back to over and over. I just love the story. Two people held apart for so long. The description of the scenery in Montana and Africa is amazing. It's just a wonderful novel. I wish Nicholas Evans would just write more like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 5/5/2011

    " I liked the first two parts. The third part I skipped a lot because I wasn't interested in the Africa part. I loved the poem that was read at the funeral. I thought that was a very moving piece. Good story but a little too long. Some of it was not necessary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 5/1/2011

    " I read this book in college, so it's been awhile but I remember being swept up in it. I want to re-read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrienne | 3/26/2011

    " This book would be a good beach/vacation read. It's pretty predictable but I did get a couple surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/23/2011

    " The same author as Horse Whisperer: he is a great storyteller. Nothing fancy or special about his writing but I think he picks interesting subjects. It is an easy romance read and I really enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Randy | 2/22/2011

    " Oh boy was this bad. What a jumble of settings and events. Comic book like "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 2/1/2011

    " If I could put 10 stars I would amazing story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/31/2011

    " This was an enjoyable read. I would like to be able to recommend it, but the book and its characters ignore the existence of God and that troubles me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 1/30/2011

    " this might be a decent book, but it is a horrible audiobook. It is narrated by Luke Perry and he should never be allowed to narrate another book. Terrible job! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/20/2011

    " I equate this book to watching a very entertaining drama. Completely sucks you in to the story, isn't always totally believable, but entertaining enough to keep you picking up the book to see what happens. Great vacation read! "

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About the Author
Author Nicholas EvansNicholas Evans lives in London and Devon, England.
About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.