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When the Wind Blows Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,488 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The When the Wind Blows Series Release Date:
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Frannie O’Neill, a young and talented veterinarian lives in Colorado and is plagued by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor. Frannie throws herself into her work until she comes across an amazing discovery near her animal hospital in the woods. Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, soon arrives on Frannie’s doorstep with an agenda of his own. Then there’s eleven-year-old Max, who leads Frannie and Kit to uncovering one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science in one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction. When the Wind Blows combines suspense with sheer delight to make your heart and imagination soar.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It has been more than a decade since I was captivated by a book like I was captivated by this one.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “Patterson strikes an entirely new chord with When the Wind Blows...A chilling suspense novel...perhaps too realistic for comfort...Patterson combines jaw-dropping scenes, heart-pounding plot twists, and memorable characters in one unforgettable package.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Blair Brown can make the mundane sound musical.”


  • “Patterson brings together three interesting characters in this story of genetic testing, abuse of power, and murder…The relationships among the characters are interesting, and readers will cheer Max and how she escapes and beats her captors.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Gabrielle | 2/17/2014

    " Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Whoa. Need I say more? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Angela Lindsey | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this book. This was the first James Patterson book I read. It was amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Ash | 2/3/2014

    " Rating reflects how I felt about this book when I read it circa 2000. I thought this book was the shit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Sami Damms | 1/30/2014

    " i love how this book gives you different information about everything and the kids before they live on their own "

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About the Author
Author James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the most popular writers of all time, with more than 300 million copies of his books sold worldwide. He holds the record for most New York Times bestsellers and is the author of the two most popular detective series of the past decade, the Alex Cross novels and the Women’s Murder Club. Patterson has won an Edgar Award, the mystery world’s highest honor, and his novels Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider were made into feature films. His lifelong work to promote books and reading is reflected in his website ReadKiddoRead.com, which helps parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians find the very best children’s books for their kids.

About the Narrator

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times.