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The Gilded Wolves

Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
4 out of 5 stars (53 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

An instant New York Times best-seller.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.   

Set in a darkly glamorous world, New York Times best-selling author Roshani Chokshi's The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society the Order of Babel seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure he never imagined: his true inheritance. 

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: an engineer with a debt to pay; a historian who can't yet go home; a dancer with a sinister past; and a brother in all but blood who might care too much. Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

Praise for The Gilded Wolves:

"What’s better than Paris? Nothing. Except, that is, for Roshani Chokshi’s magical Belle Epoque Paris, where a crew of brilliant, tricksy, dispossessed young people are fighting personal demons and powerful foes to carve out their place in the world. This is a book to swan dive into, swim around in, luxuriate in.” (Laini Taylor, New York Times best-selling author of Strange the Dreamer)

"A masterpiece of imagination. Dazzling, sharp, and as dangerous as a freshly polished sword, The Gilded Wolves is a brilliant kaleidoscope of decadent world building, seductive magic, and utterly immersive storytelling." (Stephanie Garber, New York Times best-selling author of Caraval)

©2019 Roshani Chokshi (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows and Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code converge in this dazzling new fantasy.... An opulent heist adventure that will leave readers voracious for more.” (Kirkus, starred review)

"[P. J. Ochlan and Laurie Catherine Winkel] animate a large cast of well-rounded characters, a complicated plot, and rich descriptions...Their strong characterizations as well as their use of accents and judicious timing suggest an exciting new series ahead." (AudioFile Magazine)

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Librarian vs. Reader: The Gilded Wolves


Librarian: If you're looking for a book to use for a teen book group or one to use for a battle of the books competition, this is a great choice. It has a little bit of something for everyone. Mystery, Adventure, Fantasy, Humor. There's plenty for all sorts of readers to enjoy, and enough actual meat to encourage all sorts of debate and discussion. Plus, it's by an author who is definitely on the rise, so it's likely to be in demand by many readers. I would definitely encourage teen librarians to snap this one right up.
Reader: So much fun. This book is part fantasy, part historical fiction, part heist story, non-stop action. The story drew me right in and didn't slow down. I loved the ride, and I can't wait until the next one comes out. Because, man, that cliffhanger. I need to know what happens next.
I actually really enjoyed the audio performance on this one too. The accents were well done, and each character felt distinct.I hope they keep the same narrator as the series goes forward.

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Disappointed

This was one of my most anticipated reads and I’m so let down. This felt more like a sequel rather than a first book. The characters didn’t really stand out (I did like them especially Hypnos but they fell flat) and the plot was so confusing. The ending was also something I saw coming ahead of time

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Fantastic narrators who bring life to a story

Such a fantastic listen. More a 4.5/5 but still really amazing. loved the narrators and the way it added to the characters.

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Meh

I didn't realize this is a YA novel (although I've nothing against them: see HP, Hunger Games). But. While there's lots of imagination packed into this novel, and while it's unfair to call derivative on anyone writing YA fiction in the post-Rowling universe, I do have to throw down a flag on dialogue and plot transitions. Multiple examples; instead of quoting them I will merely plant the seed. Look for yourselves.

The audio book performance, specifically that of the male reader, was wooden... no, scratch that, ridiculous...no scratch that, just bad. Jim Dale, Stephen Fry, Gerard Doyle, Carolyn McCormick modulate tone, emotion, and pace. And P.J. might learn a trick or two from them.

Reading was fun enough. Listening was grating.

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Loved it!

Loved the characters and the plot, the only thing I didn’t like was the male narrator. He was really stiff and pauses oddly after saying “Severin” his manner of speaking was choppy.