• The Whisper on the Night Wind

  • The True History of a Wilderness Legend
  • By: Adam Shoalts
  • Narrated by: Adam Shoalts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Spellbinding adventure from Canada's most beloved modern-day explorer.

Traverspine is not a place you will find on most maps. A century ago, it stood near the foothills of the remote Mealy Mountains in central Labrador. Today it is an abandoned ghost town, almost all trace of it swallowed up by dark spruce woods that cloak millions of acres.

In the early 1900s, this isolated little settlement was the scene of an extraordinary haunting by large creatures none could identify. Strange tracks were found in the woods. Unearthly cries were heard in the night. Sled dogs went missing. Children reported being stalked by a terrifying grinning animal. Families slept with cabin doors barred and axes and guns at their bedsides.

Tales of things that "go bump in the night" are part of the folklore of the wilderness, told and retold around countless campfires down through the ages. Most are easily dismissed by skeptics. But what happened at Traverspine a hundred years ago was different. The eye-witness accounts were detailed, and those who reported them included no less than three medical doctors and a wildlife biologist.

Something really did emerge from the wilderness to haunt the little settlement of Traverspine. Adam Shoalts, decorated modern-day explorer and an expert on wilderness folklore, picks up the trail from a century ago and sets off into the Labrador wild to investigate the tale. It is a spine-tingling adventure, straight from a land steeped in legends and lore, where Vikings wandered a thousand years ago and wolves and bears still roam free.

In delving into the dark corners of Canada's wild, The Whisper on the Night Wind combines folklore, history, and adventure into a fascinating saga of exploration.

©2021 Adam Shoalts (P)2021 Allen Lane

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This book should’ve been billed as a travel log quote we put up the tent we slept weird noises we took down the tent”

This is about the worst represented book I have ever read if you like travel logs and like to read about somebody’s pros of how the wind feels in the trees look and how the slide noises bother him then this is the book for you it is totally misrepresented by audible and I would not have paid for it had I not thought it might have something interesting in it it was bland an interesting not well performed. And after a long trip he goes home and has a cup of green tea what a wuss

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Kudos to Adam

Kudos to Adam for unraveling a decades long mystery, turning it into a fine yarn. A lot of research went into the making of this book.

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Geography was the only believable part

Tortuously fabricated dialogue, absurd placement of a revelation about the mystery, and what is, at it's core, a story of a guy's canoe trip.

I am not certain the sidekick Zack actually exists, and isn't just a conversational mirror.

And the mystery? I'm going to spoil it right here. I wouldn't, but the quality of the book demands I save others the strain of surviving to the end. Wolverines, and moose that wandered into an area they didn't traditionally occupy. Two critters, mixed up sightings.