• Raven Stole the Moon

  • A Novel
  • By: Garth Stein
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Raven Stole the Moon

By: Garth Stein
Narrated by: Jennifer Van Dyck
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Publisher's Summary

From Garth Stein, the New York Times best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, Audible presents Raven Stole the Moon—in audio for the first time, and beautifully narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck.

Jenna Rosen returns to the place in Alaska where her young son, Bobby, disappeared without a trace two years before. Jenna is determined to lay to rest the aching mystery of his death. But ancient legends may have had a hand in Bobby’s fate, forcing Jenna to sift through her own Native American ancestry to uncover the truth.

Wrangell, Alaska, offers Jenna little comfort beyond the constant and tender attention of Eddie, a local fisherman. When ancient legends begin to suggest a frightening new possibility about Bobby’s fate, Jenna digs deeper into the menacing forces at work in the wilderness. A Tlingit shaman named Dr. David Livingstone warns Jenna not to disturb the legendary kushtaka—soul stealing predators that stalk a netherworld between land and sea, the living and the dead. But Jenna is desperate for answers, and she appeals to both Livingstone and Eddie to help her sort fact from myth, and face the unthinkable possibilities head-on.

©1998 Garth Stein; (c) 2010 renewed by Bright White Light, LLC (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Deeply moving, superbly crafted and highly unconventional." ( Washington Times)
“Jennifer Van Dyck offers an expert rendition of this story…Van Dyck's flawless performance gets out of the way of the story, letting Stein’s words carry the message.” ( AudioFile)
"Unpredictable and absorbing." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A treat." ( The Denver Post)

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I love this book

I've read and listened to this so many times and I still love it! Garth Stein doesn't ever disappoint.

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WOW!!!

This is a fabulous book. I could not stop listening. The narration was excellent and the story was so interesting, kept my full attention to the end.

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Superbly written

Grief in it’s naked form. Loved this book and will read it again after just finishing. The details of Grief written only by someone who has gone through it.

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Great story....

The story is well told and interesting. I read this a few years ago before going to Alaska.

It was a bit raw at times but great reader.

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I love Garth Stein!

Where does Raven Stole the Moon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Middle

Would you be willing to try another book from Garth Stein? Why or why not?

Yes

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jennifer Van Dyck?

I don't know. Jennifer's narration of this was annoying. Stac·ca·to would be the best way of describing her style.

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Engrossing story

I loved this book. It seems to encompass several genres-fantasy, mystery, romance, adventure. The main character, Jenna, has lost herself after an accident that killed her little boy. She runs away to the Alaska town where she lived as a girl, leaving her husband and parents worried about her. She finds many things and many people. You need to read the book to find out if she finds what she was looking for.

The audio book was narrated expertly by Jennifer van Dyke.

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Shape Shifting

The spiritual world, which the novel revolves around, involves spirits which are 'shape-shifters', which I did not note in other reviews. I found it hard to keep my interest in the novel towards the end, as it shifted more from reality to the super-natural.

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Refreshingly New

This is my third Garth Stein book I have listened to on audible. I really enjoyed this book because it was not predictable in any way. I wanted to continue listening from start to finish without pause. I could visualize the locations, the people, the characters. I especially like books with animals featured in them. You will not regret this lesson.

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Narrator needs to be changed

This story is interesting. But the narrator is just plain annoying. I cannot stand it when a narrator cannot show a difference, a notable difference between the characters and the main narration part of a story. Especially if the tones deems similar. In this case her voice is overly dramatic like a bad actor. The author and the publisher should re-do this audible version with a new narrator and my guess is it would sell much better.

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  • 12-27-19

Awful

Ridiculous story and poor narration
So glad these are fictional characters
I hope people don’t behave like this in reality