Ride the Wind

  • by Lucia St. Clair Robson
  • Narrated by Laurie Klein
  • 29 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1836, when she was nine years old, Cynthia Ann Parker was kidnapped by Comanche Indians. This is the story of how she grew up with them, mastered their ways, married one of their leaders, and became, in every way, a Comanche woman. It is also the story of a proud and innocent people whose lives pulsed with the very heartbeat of the land. It is the story of a way of life that is gone forever.

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Ride the wind

this is a fantastic book,based real people and a true story, it has the ability to make you laugh with joy and cry with the injustice of how wicked the times were.It has an accurate history of the times with some brutal scenes woven through a love story between a white girl the comanche warrior who stole her and her comanche family.the narrator tells the story very well changing seemlessly between yong girl's voices and old comanche men.
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- Deborah

Americas history written as a pulsating novel.

Would you listen to Ride the Wind again? Why?

Probably but the story line flowed so well it stays in the mind and I think I would prefer to listen to another book and rely on the very vivid memories of Ride the Wind.


What other book might you compare Ride the Wind to, and why?

To a certain extent it reminded me of Louis L'Amour's early work but this had a very female bias to it. The book works well enough for the adventure seeking reader (more likely to be men) but adds that romance and passion in a very rugged setting. A very well written novel with a Mills & Boon undertone.


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Sort of but I thought she struggled with the male characters and sometimes created unfulfilled build ups yet under played the really exciting action (when the two warriors were captured by the cannibal tribe) but still very listenable.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was a page turner but not all at once it is 29 hours long!


Any additional comments?

A prequel would be interesting. A time with no white men, a time when the Indians had the place almost to themselves..........a take on the Jean Auel's Earth's Children novels.They are very definitely a female bias but still have a rip roaring adventure story to tell.

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- Linda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-01-2010
  • Publisher: Books in Motion