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Publisher's Summary

National Best Seller

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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Well written and frightening

An excellent tale told by an experienced adventure. Delving into spooky subject matter, the author kept the account tense and informative, with a well-timed dose of comic relief. Great read!

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Captivating

Was very enjoyable to listen to. Highly recommend this real life thriller/history/outdoors book! Shoalts delivers the audio version perfectly

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This book is boring. It’s a verbose description of Labrador. Not much else. The conclusion it comes to is underwhelming and the theory doesn’t fit in my opinion.

I have liked some of his other stuff. But this book is bad.

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Another Great Adventure Shared

I really enjoy Adam's adventures in the Canadian wilderness. This added a fun story with the adventure.
His love history and the outdoors really shines through.

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More Canoe Trip than Monster Hunt

I enjoyed Shoalts’ first book and was excited to see he was going to be tackling a Canadian Cryptid, but too much time is spent describing his travels through the wilderness that all ends up sounding the same. There are great bits where he describes local and international monsters, but they feel few and far between.
That said the ending is pretty satisfying compared to a lot of other Cryptid books.
(He also pronounces the word “place” in a strange way, but only that one word, it’s very distracting.)

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Very good story

Very good story of an adventure. Solving a mystery, only to find out, the mystery is still there.

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  • 2021-10-29

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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  • 2022-02-28

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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  • Nathaniel Rich
  • 2021-11-16

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.