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The Wind is Not a River

Brian Payton

A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife-separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil-fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to document some part of the growing war that claimed his own flesh and blood. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government. While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the Birthplace of Winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese. Alone in their home three thousand miles to the south, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband's disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is-and what she is capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows. A powerful, richly atmospheric story of life and death, commitment and sacrifice, The Wind Is Not a River illuminates the fragility of life and the fierce power of love.

A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife-separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil-fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to document some part of the growing war that claimed his own flesh and blood. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government. While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the Birthplace of Winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese. Alone in their home three thousand miles to the south, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband's disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is-and what she is capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows. A powerful, richly atmospheric story of life and death, commitment and sacrifice, The Wind Is Not a River illuminates the fragility of life and the fierce power of love.
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A gripping tale of survival and an epic love story in which a husband and wife-separated by the only battle of World War II to take place on American soil-fight to reunite in Alaska's starkly beautiful Aleutian Islands Following the death of his younger brother in Europe, journalist John Easley is determined to find meaning in his loss, to document some part of the growing war that claimed his own flesh and blood. Leaving behind his beloved wife, Helen, after an argument they both regret, he heads north from Seattle to investigate the Japanese invasion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands, a story censored by the U.S. government. While John is accompanying a crew on a bombing run, his plane is shot down over the island of Attu. He survives only to find himself exposed to a harsh and unforgiving wilderness, known as "the Birthplace of Winds." There, John must battle the elements, starvation, and his own remorse while evading discovery by the Japanese. Alone in their home three thousand miles to the south, Helen struggles with the burden of her husband's disappearance. Caught in extraordinary circumstances, in this new world of the missing, she is forced to reimagine who she is-and what she is capable of doing. Somehow, she must find John and bring him home, a quest that takes her into the farthest reaches of the war, beyond the safety of everything she knows. A powerful, richly atmospheric story of life and death, commitment and sacrifice, The Wind Is Not a River illuminates the fragility of life and the fierce power of love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Bramhall

Length:

9h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

49:34


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

24:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

25:55


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

30:48


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:00


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

33:01


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

23:12


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

31:04


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

19:50


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

25:43


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

13:56


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

29:59


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

26:45


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

22:04


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

11:14


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

30:58


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

21:46


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

13:50


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

34:03


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

15:12


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

18:04


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

06:36


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:57


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

12:57


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

15:39


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

14:55


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

01:23