When the Wind Blows

Version: Abridged
Author: James Patterson
Narrator: Blair Brown
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Time Warner Audio Books
Published In: June 2003
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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Overview

In the book that started it all, Frannie O'Neal, a young and talented veterinarian whose husband was recently murdered, has just made a startling discovery in the woods near the animal hospital where she works. Soon after, Kit Harrison—an anxious and unconventional FBI agent—arrives on Frannie's doorstep. These two troubled people come together to learn the secret of what is happening in the woods—and the truth behind 11-year-old Max, Frannie's amazing discovery and one of the most unforgettable creations in thriller fiction.

Reviews (24)

When The Wind Blows

Written by TrAcEy on March 11th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 3/5

First time JP reader - not bad! Kept my interest. Decent entertainment.

When the Wind Blows

Written by Anonymous on January 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was my first book by this author. The action was great and the story well-written. I can't wait to read more!

When the Wind Blows

Written by Deborah on January 27th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a great book. I found it interesting and the story line was easy to follow. I found listening to it on my way to work a great way to pass the time.

When the wind blows

Written by Anonymous from Moran, KS on June 26th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The book is great, the CD not so much. it would skip at the ends of each chapter leaving out part of the words. The story line is really good.

When the Wind Blows

Written by Anonymous on April 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Enjoyed the narrator but the book is not what I expected from James Patterson. Fantasy/Science Fiction is not my favorite category so my rating is based primarily on the type of story.

When the Wind Blows

Written by Eileen Miller on April 14th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I like James Patterson but this was not very good. Only hung in there for the narrator, Blair Brown. Not what I've come to expect from James Patterson. I guess I'm not a science fiction fan.

Fun

Written by Kallie Rose on March 10th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book definitely grabs your attention right from the beginning, as usual with Patterson. But it is not his finest work. I did enjoy it while driving, but as a sci-fi book, it doesn't quite answer all the questions you are left hanging with.

When the Wind Blows

Written by Angela Jones on January 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a good listen with just enough twists and turns to keep you in suspense. I liked the fantasy of the story combined with love and drama.

When The Wind Blows

Written by Dakota Kid on September 22nd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This has to be the best audio book I'v ever heard!! The idea of "winged creatures" kind of turned me off at first, but Patterson has a way of spinning a tale that carries you in a whirlwind of suspense to the very last page!! The character development plus the romance that evolves between Franny and Kit make you want to read more!! There are times you will loudly laugh and times you will softly cry! Two thumbs up!! I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!!

Si-Fi

Written by Diane on June 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I'm not normally a Si-Fi fan but I really enjoyed this book and the compasionate heros who find each other during the story.

Author Details

Author Details

Patterson, James

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid." Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels-featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant-are the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title - totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone. In total, Patterson's books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide. He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who can't miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTracker's top-ten list at the same time..He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.* He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward "people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading."

Patterson's bestselling Women's Murder Club series is now a TV show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC television. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the creator of X-Men and Spiderman. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.