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Windigo Island Audiobook

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Read By: David Chandler Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781490627861

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Longest Chapter Length:

30:29 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

01:51 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

16:26 minutes

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Publisher Description

Cork O'Connor battles vicious villains, both mythical and modern, to rescue a young girl in the latest nail-biting mystery from New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger. When the body of a teenage Ojibwe girl washes up on the shore of an island in Lake Superior, the residents of the nearby Bad Bluff reservation whisper that it was the work of a deadly mythical beast, the Windigo, or a vengeful spirit called Michi Peshu. Such stories have been told by the Ojibwe people for generations, but they don't explain how the girl and her friend, Mariah Arceneaux, disappeared a year ago. At the request of the Arceneaux family, Cork O'Connor, former sheriff turned private investigator, takes on the case. But on the Bad Bluff reservation, nobody's talking. Still, Cork puts enough information together to find a possible trail. He learns that the old port city of Duluth is a modern-day center for sex trafficking of vulnerable women, many of whom are young Native Americans. As the investigation deepens, so does the danger. Yet Cork holds tight to his higher purpose-his vow to find Mariah, an innocent fifteen-year-old girl whose family is desperate to get her back. With only the barest hope of saving her from men whose darkness rivals that of the legendary Windigo, Cork prepares for an epic battle that will determine whether it will be fear, or love, that truly conquers all.

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“David Chandler narrates this riveting installment in the Cork O’Connor mystery series in the manner of an empathetic but detached observer. He strikes just the right chord as Cork attempts to find fifteen-year-old Mariah Arceneaux…Chandler’s laconic, vaguely disillusioned tones are perfect to capture the veteran sheriff, who is now a private investigator. Few men can portray young and old women with such skill and charm, too. The tense plot and wonderful narration will grip listeners. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

— AudioFile 


  • “A pitch-perfect, wonderfully evocative examination of violent loss. In Frank Drum’s journey away from the shores of childhood—a journey from which he can never return—we recognize the heartbreaking price of adulthood and it’s ‘wisdoms.’ I loved this book.”

    — Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Live by Night
  • “William Kent Krueger…writes with passion and purpose.”

    — New York Times Book Review
  • “Krueger is skillful in many things—creating strong characters, building drama and conflict, braiding in Indian legend and spirituality, and spinning a good yarn—but sense of place may well be his forte.”

    — Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • “Krueger at his page-turning best—but this time with a higher purpose.”

    — Duluth News Tribune
  • “Krueger juggles a large cast of characters deftly and doles out clues to the mystery judiciously. More important, he recognizes the complexity of this place and its people.”

    — Columbus Dispatch
  •  “Krueger demonstrates his penchant and ability for finding deep, rich, and new veins of stories from the seemingly inexhaustive mine of the rural and deceptively peaceful northern Minnesota and its surrounding environs.”

    — Bookreporter
  • “Edgar-winner Krueger highlights the vulnerability of Native American youth in his excellent fourteenth Cork O’Connor novel…Krueger paints a vivid picture of the sordid cycle of poverty, abuse, alcoholism, and runaway (or throwaway) children on the reservation and reminds us of the evil of men all too willing to exploit the innocent.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “A punch-to-the-gut blend of detective story and investigative fiction…Krueger has written an investigative novel as blistering and crucial in its indictments of contemporary evil as The Jungle.”

    — Booklist (starred review)


  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week for August 2014
  • One of Barnes & Noble's Biggest Books of August 2014
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About William Kent Krueger

William Kent Krueger is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including nineteen acclaimed books in the Cork O’Conner mystery series that have won the Anthony and Dilys awards. His stand-alone novel, Ordinary Grace, won the Edgar, Anthony, Dilys, Barry, and Macavity awards. Learn more at

About David Chandler

David Chandler is an Earphones Award–winning narrator who has read numerous titles for New York Times bestselling authors William Kent Krueger and C. J. Box, among others.