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A Wolf Called Romeo Audiobook

A Wolf Called Romeo

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Publisher's Summary

No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly 30 years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species - up close as never before. A Wolf Called Romeo is the remarkable story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus. At first the people of Juneau were guarded, but as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch with local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun, they came to accept Romeo, and he them. Written with a deft hand and a searching heart, A Wolf Called Romeo is an unforgettable tale of a creature who defied nature and thus gave humans a chance to understand it a little more.

©2014 Nick Jans (P)2014 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"An astute, deeply respectful encounter between man and wolf." (Kirkus)

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    "Taking Responsibility"

    Very well written. Including the information on the plight of wolves, and misperceptions about them. This info was important to include in the story because it is the foundation upon which the controversies in the story (and all human & wolf encounters) take place.

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    NorthCarolinaSandy 07-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    "North Carolinian who loved Romeo"

    Why do the worlds most perfect and beautiful creatures always come to this end? I know one should take stock in the miraculous being and his time here on earth but I can't help but feel as though the real "wolf" (both Park Myers and Jeff Peacock) always come out unscathed. I knew before I read the book that Romeo was murdered but the details of death are heart breaking. I am left wondering what can we do as a concerned human to better protect wild animals and habitat.

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    Greg Nelson Kingsport, TN United States 06-14-16
    Greg Nelson Kingsport, TN United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow, what a story!"

    I heard Nick Jans speak recently and decided to listen to his book. The story of Romeo the Wolf is heartwarming, informative, inspiring, disconcerting, and sobering...all at the same time. Read this book and learn about the world of wild animals & inspiring and disappointing humans that we live with on Planet Earth.

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    John Knuth 04-06-15
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    "Must read for wildlife lovers"

    The story of a wolf and an Alaskan community is disappointing and uplifting at the same time. Truly a remarkable wolf and the community that loved him. The author does a wonderful job describing the images of wolf, dogs, and humans that came together to form a "family." I've listened to it twice already and plan to again and again. Nick Jans - Thank you for sharing your experiences.

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    "moving and insightful story of wolf vs. humans"

    I found this book very insightful and moving. Always a fan of wolves I appreciated how this challenges wolf haters to reconsider their assumptions. ..but sadly those folks will never read this. At times there was a bit too much of the "about wolves" stuff but I did learn new things. There was also plenty of the story itself.

    Narrator did a great job.

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    Megan 06-01-16
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    "A lovely wolf and his unusual antics ❤"

    A beautifully written and narrated story about an unusual wolf you will quickly come to love. I thoroughly enjoyed A Wolf Called Romeo.

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    "great story"

    It lured me in held me tight and released me back into reality. I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it.

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    "A beautiful and profound story of an amazing wolf!"

    I am grateful to Nick Jans and those who helped him document the life of a wolf called Romeo. I am left with the image of Harry and his black lab, following Romeo daily on trails, and smile at the thought that an intelligent Romeo, indeed found...and led his own pack.

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    "Easy Listening"

    The book was easy to listen to and enjoyable. Lots of good background information about wolves and culture in the United States. The book was surprisingly informative for a simple story about a friendly wolf.

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    CGJ Seattle, WA United States 04-13-15
    CGJ Seattle, WA United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Truthfully written. Beautiful story."
    If you could sum up A Wolf Called Romeo in three words, what would they be?

    Canids. Humans. Mutual evolution.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Romeo. He's a big black wolf - what's not to like?


    Have you listened to any of Tom Perkins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't have any comparisons.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Won't make a good movie cuz there's more depth to this story than a hollywood movie.


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