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The Wolf in the Whale

By: Jordanna Max Brodsky
Narrated by: Jordanna Max Brodsky
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Publisher's Summary

A sweeping tale of clashing cultures, warring gods, and forbidden love: In AD 1000, a young Inuit shaman and a Viking warrior become unwilling allies as war breaks out between their peoples and their gods - one that will determine the fate of them all.

"There is a very old story, rarely told, of a wolf that runs into the ocean and becomes a whale."

Born with the soul of a hunter and the spirit of the wolf, Omat is destined to follow in her grandfather's footsteps - invoking the spirits of the land, sea, and sky to protect her people.

But the gods have stopped listening, and Omat's family is starving. Alone at the edge of the world, hope is all they have left.

Desperate to save them, Omat journeys across the icy wastes, fighting for survival with every step. When she meets a Viking warrior and his strange new gods, they set in motion a conflict that could shatter her world...or save it. 

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©2019 Jordanna Max Brodsky (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A propulsive, deeply researched glimpse into a time and place that will be familiar to few, and which proves to be as fascinating as any fictional universe." (B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog)

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A Craftily Woven Tale

A must read/listen for those who read magical tales. It is a convergence of Inuit, Norse, and Christian mythology, beautifully told through a unique perspective. Great care was taken to make this feel as if you are sitting by a fire, at night, listening to a wise, village elder recount oral traditions.

Heads up for survivors of violence: there are rape scenes.

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I really enjoyed this story!!

Great story and narration!! I even caught myself leaning forward at times, caught up in the story.

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HORRIBLE NARRATOR!

I tried, I honestly tried. I was only able to get about half way through the 2nd chapter before the female narrator was too much for me to bear. I'll be returning this book, and keeping an eye out in the future, ever hoping that audible will come out with a better narrator for a story with a ton of potential!

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Would have been better without the magic and divine intervention.

I found myself enjoying Omats journey in the world it is only at the climax of the story that I was disappointed and dissatisfied with how it all plays out. I understand the fantastical divine aspect but I can’t help but the think what if things where written slightly different mainly a lack of divine intervention in omats reality.
Overall good book just wanted a better finish.

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You won't regret purchasing this book.

I have no words for the amazing journey this story will take you on.

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I love stories of the Gods

it was a great story of life in those ages and honoring those God's. Highly recommend if youre into Viking stuff!

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Entrancing

An exemplary story and well told.
It explores the basic physical and spiritual needs of all peoples.

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Still my favorite

I'm not one that picks favorites easily, but I can and do confidently say that THIS book is a favorite. I LOVE Ohmat and the life journey they experience that we get to witness. I enjoyed the addition or Norse lore and how the author kept it from feeling too random or out of place to the story. They addition of Norse gods feels like it should be wrong, but it was written so well. My only wish would be more to the ending or a sequel. I want to know more about the developed relationship that developed in this book.

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fantastic story.

I loved everything about this book. The myths and stories of both cultures were well told. The lead character was sky and strong.
I would highly recommend this one !

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Excellent Book

Such an incredibly beautiful and well written story. It is one of my absolute favorites.