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3.01098901098901 out of 53.01098901098901 out of 53.01098901098901 out of 53.01098901098901 out of 53.01098901098901 out of 5 3.01 (91 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Evans Narrator: Luke Perry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2001 ISBN: 9780553754032
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His first novel, the international phenomenon The Horse Whisperer, became a publishing legend, setting a benchmark for contemporary bestsellers when it hit #1 on the New York Times list faster than any first novel in history.

He returned to enthrall his fans all across the world with his second triumph, The Loop, proving that here was a master storyteller of enduring power and appeal.

Now the acclaimed author delivers a searing new novel of love and loyalty, of guilt and of honor. In a story set against the epic backdrop of wilderness firefighting and frontline photojournalism, he gives his millions of readers another hero...The Smoke Jumper.

In The Smoke Jumper, Nicholas Evans delivers his most powerful novel to date, a story of two best friends and the woman they both love. When a terrible mountain fire forces her to choose between them, all three lives are changed forever. Here, Evans explores the territory her has carved out as his own: raw but complex emotion set against a vast landscape. Writing unflinchingly about the yearnings of the human heart and the painful quest for self-discovery, he gives us here a story of three fine people forced to walk the flames of passion and guilt and to make the devastating choice between love and honor.

The Smoke Jumper combines pulse-pounding suspense with an unforgettable love story that his readers all over the world will avidly embrace.


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Quotes & Awards

  • The elk emerged from the burning trees and stopped on the ridge above him. Its coat was scorched black and its antlers flamed like a torch. It stood there staring down at him and he felt like a pagan summoned before some ancient deity or devil from a world beyond. He slowly raised his camera and took its picture. Then, suddenly, it was gone, as if it never had been. But Connor knew it was an omen, though of what, as yet he had no idea.

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rhonas | 10/29/2017

    " get the unabridged version! not this one- it's a fantastic story that doesn't deserve the editing "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 11/12/2013

    " PArt of what I loved most about this book was that I could totally relate to Lily as far as seeing the man she loves leave her to fight fire as it happens to me regularly. But once again a great read from A.M. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/25/2013

    " Enjoyable, friends to b/f g/f to estranged to lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay Dirty Girls' Good Books | 3/16/2013

    " Good start to a new series for me. I liked both of the main characters. I also liked the secondary ones and am eagerly awaiting to read their stories. For the full review, check out Dirty Girls Good Books on 5-7-13, or check out our other reviews that are now posted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evleta | 8/6/2011

    " I really liked this story line and the new series is AWESOME! The author did great research on the Smoke Jumping industry and also had every accurate info of forest fire fighting work. I will happily wait for the next book to come out I am sure it will be equally as good of a 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 Evans

Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, television producer, and screenwriter before writing four New York Times bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer, was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.