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Publisher's Summary

6,000 years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunters and gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a world steeped in enchantment, menace, and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malignant force conjures up a demon; a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear; a demon so hungry for death that it slays everything it sees; a demon with the potential to destroy the world. Only Torak and his wolf companion can save the world.
©2004 Michelle Paver; (P)2004 Orion Publishing Group Ltd.

Critic Reviews

"The kind of story you dream of reading and all too rarely find. The vivid prose leaps off the page." (The Times)

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  • chloeT
  • 10-03-16

great adventure and story of loss and friendship

from snippets overheard from my 7 year old son listening to it, I felt compelled to listen myself... we both enjoyed the story, a real adventure with nail biting (for kids) challenges and dangers. Overcome by courage, wit, trust and grit. a great story, read brilliantly by sir Ian. Will be listening to more in the series...

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  • Henry de Thierry
  • 06-25-16

Great Listen

A fantastic narration of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone interested in listening to this audiobook.

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  • S
  • 02-29-16

Amazing

Just brilliant
A must read
An amazing story line
A great adventure
You user read this book

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  • Jade
  • 04-16-15

flipping good

really good story line. really powerful friendships, twists and turns really enjoyed it. ending was slightly sad but also uplifting. made me think about my friendships

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  • Mrs
  • 04-10-15

Wolf brother

It met my expectations and the most the well the part that I love is when Torah meats wolf and over all a good story 🐺 πŸΊπŸΊπŸ‚πŸŒΏπŸŒΎπŸŒ²πŸŒ΄πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¦πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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  • Mr. S. J. Oxley
  • 03-11-15

Well written.

What made the experience of listening to Wolf Brother the most enjoyable?

Despite being a bit thin on plot, what there is is very entertaining. Well read by Ian McEllen of course and above all else, gripping. If you like fantasy adventure, this is for you.

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  • Miss P M Davies
  • 07-07-14

Overall decent book.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! I really enjoyed this book. The story seems a tad whimsical at first, but Sir Ian Mckellen keeps you engrossed in the story.

What did you like best about this story?

Well rounded lead character.

Have you listened to any of Sir Ian McKellen’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Unfortnatly not.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really, but I'm not that kind of person.

Any additional comments?

It's a easy "read." If you're on the fence. Just go for it!

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  • Ketchups
  • 10-24-13

So much better than I thought it'd be!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone. It is a compelling tale which works amazingly well as a stand alone story.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything about this story was fantastic. I did not expect what seemed like a kids book to floor me like it did!

Have you listened to any of Sir Ian McKellen’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Having Gandalf read you a bed time story is indescribable.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was heart-wrencing. Knowing before hand that this was part of a series, I did not see the ending coming!

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  • Harriet
  • 04-13-13

Really Good!

The book is fantastic, the way it's put into the historical context is fascinating and the characters are dynamic and interesting. The voice over by Ian McKellen is wonderful, really believable. The way he gives each character they're own voice is brilliant, plus his voice is lovely to listen to, he has a very deep voice, definitely recommend!

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  • Mrs
  • 02-10-13

One of the greatest stories ever!

This is one of the greatest stories I've ever heard. I have the books too. Not since Tolkien have I ever read such a believable work. There is an intense sense of evil and terror in each page. It grips you like an iron clamp. Read and hear it, it's amazing! Ian McKellen's reading is spectacular.