At the Back of the North Wind


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 46 reviews)

Diamond the little boy sleeps in the hayloft above the stall of Diamond the horse. The loft is snug but drafty, and after plugging a hole in the wall one night, Diamond is scolded by the beautiful Lady North Wind for closing her "window" into his room. Thus begins their friendship. Spirited away by the North Wind, Diamond embarks on a series of adventures both near to and far from his home. His pure heart and his simple, loving spirit guide him as he journeys to the back of the North Wind and home again. (Summary by Meredith Hughes)

(8 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter 01 21:59 Read by Meredith Hughes
Chapter 02 14:02 Read by Meredith Hughes
Chapter 03 18:10 Read by Meredith Hughes
Chapter 04 19:02 Read by Meredith Hughes
Chapter 05 19:42 Read by Kristin LeMoine
Chapter 06 13:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 07 16:27 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 08 6:47 Read by Paul Harvey
Chapter 09 27:14 Read by Paul Harvey
Chapter 10 9:28 Read by Judy Bieber
Chapter 11 12:29 Read by Judy Bieber
Chapter 12 9:35 Read by Judy Bieber
Chapter 13 15:11 Read by Judy Bieber
Chapter 14 5:15 Read by Judy Bieber
Chapter 15 6:25 Read by Sean McGaughey
Chapter 16 15:33 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter 17 11:52 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter 18 10:17 Read by Karen Savage
Chapter 19 10:56 Read by Kelly Clear
Chapter 20 11:42 Read by Kelly Clear
Chapter 21 12:25 Read by Brie Pampell
Chapter 22 5:23 Read by Brie Pampell
Chapter 23 5:28 Read by Maria Celano
Chapter 24 17:45 Read by Maria Celano
Chapter 25 21:15 Read by Maria Celano
Chapter 26 12:56 Read by Arctura
Chapter 27 9:40 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 28 43:52 Read by Mark F. Smith
Chapter 29 10:56 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 30 27:59 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Chapter 31 6:47 Read by Maddie
Chapter 32 12:32 Read by Bookworm
Chapter 33 16:28 Read by Greg Hamerly
Chapter 34 8:13 Read by Bookworm
Chapter 35 19:57 Read by Bookworm
Chapter 36 15:58 Read by TheSouthernDandy
Chapter 37 9:03 Read by TheSouthernDandy
Chapter 38 5:06 Read by Maddie

Reviews

Ms

(5 stars)

Amazing, well written Fairy Tale for adults and teens. This author put in many hours of thought into presenting his religious core beliefs into such real actions and happenings within a framework of laced sugar fantasy you indeed swallow them down painlessly and beg for more !!! This is one of the very few classic authors whose every work needs not just reading but rereading your entire life long ! Thank you dear volunteers for bringing this book freely to those of us no longer able to read books for our selves !!!

first 2 narrators outshine others

(2.5 stars)

If the first 2 narrators (Meredith Hughes & Kristin LeMoine) had read the entire book, I would have rated this recording 5 stars. The other narrators are not bad, only not as stellar as the first 2. Still, thanks, volunteers!

The best book ever written

(5 stars)

I never get tired of this beautiful story. Heavenly.

I loved revisiting the back of the north wind which my mother ha

(5 stars)

very preachy

(1 stars)

This book starts as a pretty story. Then at the end of Chap 9 (spoiler alert) the boy goes "to the back of the north wind." The same place drowned sailors go. When he returns to this world, it is repeatedly noted that he "looks like an angel," acts like an angel. Understandable, since he went to heaven and came back. Half of each chapter is filled with bad poetry. Chap 36 is a beautiful short story on its own.