Soon to be a major motion picture starring Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
On a stormy winter night, two strangers wait for a flight at the Salt Lake City airport. Ashley Knox is an attractive, successful writer who is flying east for her much anticipated wedding. Dr Ben Payne has just wrapped up a medical conference and is also eager to return home to Jacksonville, Florida, for a slate of surgeries he has scheduled for the following day.
When the last outgoing flight is cancelled due to a broken deicer and a forthcoming storm, Ben finds a charter plane that can take him around the weather front. And when the pilot says the single engine prop plane can fit one more, Ben offers the seat to Ashley. Then the unthinkable happens. The pilot has a heart attack midflight, and the plane crashes into the High Uintas Wilderness - one of the largest stretches of harsh and remote land in the United States.
Ben, who has broken ribs, and Ashley, who suffers a terrible leg fracture, along with the pilot's dog, are faced with an incredibly harrowing battle to survive. Ben records messages to his beloved wife on a small tape recorder; seeing his devotion, Ashley wonders if she has rushed into her engagement. As the days on the mountains become weeks, their survival becomes increasingly perilous. How will they make it out of the wilderness? And if they do, how will this experience change them?
Read by John Chancer.
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Didn't do it for me
I found Ashleigh to be very immature in a number of places and that was extremely annoying. The story was a little too "Days of our lives" - "Mills and Boon" for me also. The narrator just didn't get it right when he was Ashleigh. And to top it off, I skipped every chapter that went back to Ben's life with his wife Rachel because it was just too boring. I like survival stories so I stuck to that part only even though it was all a bit far fetched. Still, I kept persevering. Ben, the Doctor, did everything, even though he was injured. Every now and then there would be a reminder that he was injured. The rest of the time, he was doing things that didn't correspond with his injuries. Anyway, enough said. I'll find a more suitable author I think.
- Wlad Meixner
Very sweet story and great reading!
Very sweet story and great reading! A different, refreshing kind of a love story. I enjoyed listening to it a lot! The drive to Vienna flew by.