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A Patrick Flint Novel
Narrated by: Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Series: A Patrick Flint Novel, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
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A doctor with a taste for adventure. A doomed mountain vacation with his family. In the midst of a million acres of wilderness, Patrick Flint is about to discover that not everybody loves the new town doc. 

All Patrick Flint wants is a peaceful getaway in the Wyoming mountains for his rare days off. He’s grown weary of the bicentennial celebrations, the angry families of patients, the rash of campers coming down from the mountains high on speed, and the midnight call-outs to cover for the town veterinarian. When his wife Susanne balks at the trip just as they’re walking out the door - leaving him to go it alone with his lovestruck teenage daughter Trish and eager-but-adolescent son Perry - Patrick is wounded but determined, despite the news of a murderer escaping custody on the other side of the mountains. 

After two days of rain-soaked horseback riding to hunt and fish, Patrick’s gotten nothing but weird encounters, wet socks, and a whiny daughter. So, on the third day, when Trish begs to stay behind at their campsite to read, Patrick is secretly relieved. 

Meanwhile back in town, Susanne’s had a rough time of it herself. A break-in, a wreck, and a premonition that something is terribly wrong with her family. Unable to ignore her growing fears, she enlists the help of a Wyoming-tough neighbor, and the two women make for the mountains. 

When Patrick and Perry return to camp, Trish has vanished, along with the horses, the truck, and the trailer. Clues point in opposite directions. Did she run off with the boy whose note Patrick found at the camp? Or was she taken - as the tire marks over their destroyed tent suggest? Whichever it was, the tracks lead into the mountains, not out of them. With help too far away to make it before Trish’s trail is washed away, Patrick and Perry embark on a desperate trek into the wilderness to find her, with Susanne not far behind them.

©2019 Pamela Fagan Hutchins (P)2019 Pamela Fagan Hutchins

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  • Michael
  • 21-08-2020

The story was great

While I liked the story and the characters I was not thrilled with the narrator. I know it’s the author but often I could not differentiate between the characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-07-2020

great story

the author needs to get a great narrator. she can write, but not good on the reading. no change of voice for characters

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  • LaRea
  • 15-06-2020

Switchback

The delay this author/narrator takes between chapters of Toooooooo long. If makes me think my device has stopped. I almost stopped listening because of it. Not necessary.

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  • s Tharp
  • 22-02-2020

Great audio

Interesting, couple of horse related things were wrong. Overall good book. Will listen to more from this author

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  • Tena Crum
  • 09-10-2020

great

I loved this book. held my attention and a really good read. Narrative was ok? Not as descriptive as some but ok.

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  • Cheryl Maurer
  • 15-09-2020

Family values.

The beginning was kind of slow but then it kicked into gear. I liked how teaching our kids values is something they will always remember even when they they think parents are sooo not cool. Good book. I am going to read the next one right away.

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  • Anita S.
  • 02-09-2020

An exciting, adventurous, suspenseful escape.

The plot and characters were so well developed, they became my family. I only listen when I take my morning walk, and some days it was torturous waiting to find out what happens next. I'm picky about narration, since I grew up in a home of really expressive readers. I LOVED IT. The pace and quality of the whole book is EXCELLENT. Ten thumbs up. (Because why not?)

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  • L. Barrett
  • 23-08-2020

Fantastic!

Loved the storyline, constant action, twists and turns! Author is an amazing storyteller and I can’t wait to get the next book!

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  • Fred E Huber
  • 09-07-2020

good read

Switchback is a fast paced read which I totally enjoyed . i`M look forward to reading the next book in the series.

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  • A. Coffman
  • 21-06-2020

a teenie bopper adventure

this story is probably one I would have loved when I was 14. it lacked much excitement and the story line was a bit much. Not as thrilling as it was made out to be.