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Set in 1450 Paris, this thrilling supernatural suspense novel follows the harrowing journey of an Italian merchant and the beautiful widow of a French duke as they battle wolves and the Inquisition.

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Michael Wallace, The Wolves of Paris has been hailed for its superb plot and gripping, pause-resisting action scenes.

©2013, 2014 Michael Wallace (P)2014 Michael Wallace

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  • Susan
  • FREDERICK, MD, United States
  • 10-01-14

Good Ole' fashion Werewolf Story

I loved this story. The story was set in Paris around the year of 1450.
There were no sexy werewolves trying to climb into bed with any humans to seduce them.

These werewolves are of the Devil, and this story runs true to how people believed in the 1450's. They are evil and have human cunning. Actually, kinda like the Catholic Church and it's clergy of that time. Which actually makes for a great story, as the normal lay person is caught in a world of how to be clever enough to defeat the werewolves, without having the church condemn you as a Witch, or Satan worshiper.

So, yes we have all read the old stories of the werewolf, but again this was a great story, and I truly enjoyed my listen.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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The wolves of Paris

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Even if you are not a fan of wolves and monsters, which I am not, this is a must audiobook The Wolves of Paris is not a typical werewolf versus hero tale. It is written with class, and giving life to colorful characters with true to life emotions, behavior, situations and traditions. The narrator added to the different emotions.

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1450 Paris Love, Smallpox, and Werwolves

Michael Wallace's new book takes place in 1450 Paris. Where the Inquisition is still burning people at the stake and conducting other torturous acts. But as always people always seek out power. For one man and his friends the ability to shape shift from man to wolf and back is irresistible. Even if it damns their souls to hell.
Unfortunately an Italian Merchant and his brother along with a beautiful Widow of a French Duke stumble upon their plan and must fight for God, Love, and Life itself against this ungodly pack of demon dogs. 
The local clergy calling out the unholy think our Hero's are themselves heretics and wish to round them up and punish them. The battle between Good, Evil, and Uneducated Ignorance is as much a part of this epic tale as the Wolves themselves.

This audiobook is Narrated by Rosemary Benson. She is by far the best narrator of French based stories in the business. Her accents and use of tone and space as she performs brings every audiobook to life. She is one of my favorite audiobook artists. I listened to this book because of her and was pleased that I did. Wall Street Journal's Best Selling Author Michael Wallace wrote the perfect prose to showcase Rosemary's Brilliance. 
This is a great book to read by listening.

This book was a gift in return for an honest review.

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Really enjoyed it

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I was pleasantly surprised listening to this book. I listen to audio books as I travel for work, and there were several times I sat in my car outside a client's office for a few minutes to hear what happened next in the book. Very well written, and kept my attention throughout. Highly recommended.

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Another great novel from Michael Wallace

The Wolves of Paris is a very engaging story. The historical accuracy of the descriptions of life in fifteenth century Paris really lend to the authenticity of the novel.The characters are very engaging. It makes it difficult to hit pause and quit listening.

A definitely thumbs up for anyone looking for an enjoyable story!

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Great listen!

Besides being a wonderful listen, the narrator had the best French accent of any American actor I've ever heard.

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Fascinating

The Wolves of Paris was an outstanding, well written story with an enchanting plot and wonderful setting in 15th century Paris during the werewolf-witch trials. This was a wonderful piece of folklore history brought to present day through likeable and despicable characters, a skilled writer and fabulous voice actor.

Rosemary Benson did an amazing job voicing this audiobook. I highly recommend listening to this one.

I received this audiobook foc in exchange for an unbiased review.

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Werewolves, the Catholic Church, Paris, nobles, and romance.

Two young noblemen from Florence Italy are heading to Paris for business. On the way they are drawn into a werewolf vs human battle. Lorenzo and Marco help Lucressia, a young woman whose husband has become a werewolf. Lots of danger, fighting, traveling, betrayal and a bit of romance. Not bad but not great.

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Overall positive

I enjoyed it. The unusual setting was a plus. It felt as though the author had done his research and the world was well-sketched. The plot was somewhat thin, and the characters could have been better developed if so much time wasn't taken up with drawn-out fight scenes.

The reader did an excellent job in general and handled the many French terms with great skill, but she threw an accent onto the dialogue of the French characters. They all would be speaking French, so if anything the Italian main characters should have been the ones with distinct accents, if you're going to go there. It wasn't enough to not finish the book, I just found it mildly annoying.

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An interesting enough read

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It was an interesting and more original werewolf tail than I have seen recently. I enjoyed it. It kept my interest enough to finish it, but it was rather predictable for the most part. Overall, a good listen. The narrator was very good!