Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

A Novel
Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
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Stopping a tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn't like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn's unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn't care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her 11th birthday, she's known that a relationship with him isn't without its risks, but as anyone who's met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you'll wish he'd never leave.

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey's life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn't stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell. Stories about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.

©2017 Ruth Emmie Lang (P)2017 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Delightful Story of Tales for All Ages

Like many of the stories I pluck from Audible, this one was on a whim and I am pleased to add it on a long list of great books I have listened to via Audible. The various narrators performed well and their styles compliement one another's take on their characters and story. None of them stand out as amazing but the way the story is told really fits the overall vibe of the book. One of the parts I like the most about the story is the frank, unassuming manner it portrays each situation, memory and all of the feelings involved. Nothing is shaded to an extreme and yet that does not lessen the depth or importance of it. The story is delightful, bittersweet, full of whimsy, prankster curiosity and heart. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys an honest adventure.

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An Accidental Wonder!

I was book shopping and and looking through books that were recommended to me. I accidentally bought this book instead of The Name of the Wind because I was in a hurry and not paying attention! I AM SO THANKFUL THAT THIS ACCIDENTAL WONDER WAS PURCHASED!

At first I wasn’t sure about the book but that was because it wasn’t what I was expecting to read. I don’t normally like audio books that have multiple POV changes because it so hard to keep up with the characters. But by the time Waylon had reconnected with Mary and had Merlin facing down a hurricane... I was totally smitten! This book is about living an unexpected life and learning that living in your own way is simply beautiful. The world is harsh and cruel and unkind but being true to yourself will always help you get through. By the time I ended this book, tears were streaming down my face and I am NOT an emotional person. As I sit here trying to tell you how great this book is the tears keep coming. Not because it was a sad ending but because the message was just so beautifully written and finally unfurls into the most beautiful Daffidil the world has ever seen!

A MUST READ!

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hidden live story

I love the hidden love story. I love the voices chosen for this. I don't like the audible chapters didn't match up with the book chapters. I use this to mark my spot in the book after my drive to work.

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Fun and imaginative

Enjoyed the novelty of the storyline. Highly recommend the multicast narration. Waylin and Merlin are a memorable team.

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A great delight

This is a beautiful delightful book and was enhanced by such skilled narration. The perfect combination of magic and relationships.

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Enjoyable BUT

The narrator's were fantastic. I am very specific as to who will read. It took a moment to get comfortable with the older voice but otherwise fantastic listen!

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Loved this book

I had some confusion the first 30 minutes but hang in it's worth the read.

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Loved it!

I enjoyed this book! It was wholesome and original. The narrarators sounded great and I really enjoyed the story.

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Loved every second!

I couldn’t stop listening to this book. The performance was fantastic which was perfect for the story, which was also fantastic! I wanted it to continue and am a little sad it’s over.

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Amazing

I loved this book I makes you want to listen on and on and makes you love all the chary more and more as the grow throw the story I fell I love really good book to listen to or read