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Santa Olivia | [Jacqueline Carey]

Santa Olivia

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear.
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Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a U.S. military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the U.S. government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. ©2009 Jacqueline Carey; (P)2009 Tantor

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    Paige 01-29-10
    Paige 01-29-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved it, and I don't like Boxing"

    Boxing has to be my least favorite sport. I don't even like any of the rocky movies. I was skeptical then when I noticed what a big role boxing played in this book. But it was an amazing listen. The world created in this book is vivid and fascinating and the characters have real depth. Though it isn't a fast paced book I was never bored. I found myself coming up with reasons to drive around in my car so I could listen to more of this book.

    Also I thought the reader did an excellent job she added to the experience of hearing the story and did not distract from it with a strange accent or annoying voices.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 03-16-10
    Bonnie Bellmore, NY, United States 03-16-10 Member Since 2001

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    "Jacqueline Carey touches on something different"

    From what I have read of the author, her characters all are fighting personal demons,even in the Kushiel series which I enjoyed. This is a bit different, but none the less a journey into plots and the strength of will to over come. Not the best work by JC but not half bad. Hoping for another book in this series to explain more and deepen the characters as in the Kushiel series. If you are expecting Kushiel then skip this, if you can open your mind to a different kind of country that many of us believe we are living in you might be surprised and say I can believe that our government has been hiding things for years.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael Vardeman KENT, WA, US 10-24-10
    Rachael Vardeman KENT, WA, US 10-24-10
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    "Jacqueline Carey continues to shine!"

    This is a great story and unlike her other books. This story is very interesting and hooks you right from the start. The narrator is just OK. I will buy the next book that should come out late in 2011.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Reda 01-24-10
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    "Different from Kushiel"

    This was my first audiobook so I wanted to pick something I knew I would like.Well, I did and I didnt. This book is nothing like the Kushiel books,if thats what your looking for..dont get this book.To me this book is total drama with very little adventure.I liked the readers voice but I started wishing she would just read and not change tone for the male roles.The f word was used overmuch.Loup had little emotion,when her love done her wrong you got nothing...no anger just "I understand".The description of the book is slightly misleading but the story was good and very different.If a Santa Olivia 2 comes out I will want to read it just to see what happens next.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    darswords Reno, NV, United States 10-08-11
    darswords Reno, NV, United States 10-08-11 Member Since 2004

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    "Loved It!"

    Wow! This was my favorite Jacqueline Carey novel. Of course, those who know me know that the book I am currently reading is always my favorite!

    If you are a fan of James Patterson's Maximum Ride books but maybe longed for something a little more mature, you will love this book, too. I think I should warn of language, and sexuality. It seems appropriate, though, considering the future dystopia the characters live in.

    This was my first time reading a book on my tablet (Kindle app) while listening to the Audible version, yeah, there's an app for both. The narrator, Susan Ericksen, was excellent. I loved her cadence, characterizations, and voice. I wish I could read like that.

    I went to Jacqueline Carey's website, and there is a sequel I can hardly wait to read. It will be out soon. In the meanwhile, I will miss Carey's poetic worlds.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy 02-14-10
    Peggy 02-14-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Santa Olivia"

    I did not like this at all. There were too many unfinished issues.

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful
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