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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the Remaining series...

They took everything - killed his wife, enslaved his daughter, destroyed his life. Now he's a man with nothing left to lose...and that's what makes him so dangerous.

Ten years after the collapse, Huxley has built a good life again. He has a loving wife, a farm with fields of golden barley, and a daughter with a strange and wonderful gift. Then the slavers come. Working out in the fields during the attack, Huxley returns too late. His daughter has been taken, and his wife is bleeding out, her last whispered words about a man with a scorpion tattoo on his neck.

Where do the slavers go? Huxley has no idea. He knows only that they head east, and so will he, setting out on foot across the desert of the Wastelands. Eighteen months into his journey, he has no hope of ever seeing his daughter alive. Dying of thirst in the open desert, he doesn't even expect to see another day.

Then a man appears out of the desert and offers Huxley water from his canteen, an unheard of kindness in these savage times. Jay is an odd man, full of violence and guided by his hatred of the slavers, but he helps Huxley survive. And he gives Huxley a new purpose: Nothing can bring back the dead, but the two men can chase down the slavers and make them bleed.

Together Huxley and Jay carve a path of destruction across the remains of a once-great land. The slavers are brutal, but they have no idea what's coming for them. Huxley has found something to live for again: blood and vengeance.

In his most powerful work yet, New York Times best-selling author D. J. Molles delivers a carefully woven novel of violence and redemption, bringing to life a devastating portrait of a man pushed to the edge of his own humanity.

©2015 D. J. Molles (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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A dark and heavy novel

This was a rollercoaster for me. In the beginning I was charmed by the descent of a decent man and all the tragedy. Gritty, selfish, and dark characters abound. I like vengeance stories so I was content for a time. The deconstruction of the protagonists humanity and the constant ill-fated luck started wearing on me however. I felt this guy couldn't catch a break.

Near the end I put it down, nearly for good, and was leaning towards 3 stars. I ended up finishing it and it moved me emotionally quite a bit. I was content and thus the final rating from me. That being said, I don't see myself reading this again. The writing and performance are excellent but it was just too dang depressing for me overall. If you want to walk with a broken man through a broken world and see the stuff he goes through then by all means pick this up. I'm going to read a YA novel as a palate cleanser after this.

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Brilliant. I do have one criticism.

OK, so after listening to The Remaining series, I consider myself a BIG fan of both DJ Molles and Christian Rummel; I expected A LOT from this book.

As expected, the writing was nothing short of brilliant. DJ Molles is a master of descriptive words and analogies, pushing my imagination to perform in ways I didn't know were possible.

Christian Rummel brings the story to life with many different voices, expertly matched to the individual character's personality. DJ and Christian are an amazing team.

Now, my criticism... DJ takes a long time to reveal the back story of the main character and the main character's overall goal is obscure for most of the book... for that reason, even though there is PLENTY of action, I felt like I didn't know what I was rooting for. Because DJ tells us so little about the main character initially, I had a hard time feeling a connection to him... until much later in the book. By the end of the book, I was absolutely connected to him.

I understand why DJ revealed the details he did at the pace he did, but there were unintended consequences. I still absolutely recommend the book and, now that I'm emotionally invested, I CANNOT WAIT for the next book in the series!

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No, seriously. It's a terrible book.

Obligatory mention that overall I enjoy the author's work. This book was a chore to finish. If D.J. was detoxing from heroin and locked away in a room where he was only allowed to leave when he finished a manuscript, this would be it.

It's easy to despise the MC, a man who wanders the wasteland after his wife is killed and daughter abducted, he just wants revenge. At least I think that's it. Because "he's neither happy nor mad" nor is he "awake but asleep" or "hungry or full." Who the f*** knows, but that frustratingly mad internal dialogue is present through out the book. I get a Clint Eastwood from Unforgiven vibe, but it doesn't play out like one at all. "Make 'em bleed," gimme a break. Every author is allowed to write garbage at some point. I just hope this is the wakeup call. Who the he'll wants to waste more time where every single character is obnoxious. Must've been a result of the "sky fire" thst destroyed all the wordy word books right after the world went boomy boom. Skip reading this book and stick with Lee Harden.

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Gritty

I've loved Molles' work since his first book, I didn't know what to expect from this new series, and I was very happy with the entire story. This story is far more brutal than his previous stories, and far more philosophical. You'll find yourself in the character's head justifying evil acts, only to regret them later. And then doing it all over again. This is a story about a real person, not someone who is always strong or brave or compassionate, but totally inconsistent--like me and like you. Buckle up!

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Surprisingly tedious

I tried very hard to like this, but I couldn't. I saw all the very positive reviews and went for it, only to find it to be one of the most tedious post-apocalyptic stories I have ever consumed. The narrator is incredibly talented, as shown when he does dramatic changes in character voices. But the vast majority of the time, he uses a husky and nearly monotone voice that I found very difficult to want to follow. Second, this is simply a gritty, grim Western that just happens to be set in a post-apocalyptic world. It could just as easily be set in a remote part of the western U.S. in the 1800s, and would make virtually zero difference. (And I don't like Westerns, generally. Sorry, Dad.) Third, the style is very "simple" and flat, which is a bad thing coming from a stunningly amazing trilogy I just finished. Finally, I found it extremely difficult to care about anyone in the story. Even when horrendous things were happening, or some back story on the main character was being provided, instead of being drawn in, I found myself thinking at times that if the author just killed off the main characters and ended it without explanation, I really wouldn't care much. Main character was supposed to be some kind of conflicted anti-hero-ish guy, but I found the character just boring most of the time. I think this is the first audio book in over two decades that I didn't finish.

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A masterwork of appocalyptic fiction

DJ Molles really stepped up his game with Wolves. An excellent apocalyptic story with no zombies. How about that!!
Christian Rummel delivers another outstanding performance.
I'll put Wolves on the same shelve as Cannibal Reign by Thomas Koloniar.

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Rummel.

This has been the best book I've listened to yet. Stating that Christian Rummel performance was perfect would be an understatement. I found this book to be deeply immersive and entertaining, between the almost constant action and easy relation to the characters conflicts I feel this book was one of the best I will ever read or listen to.

On a side note if your into any of the fall out games the setting or world the book takes place in can easily coincide. This for me anyway made it easy to visualize and relate to the setting and experience throughout.

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why are there no automatic weapons anymore?

wouldn't you think doomsday preppers in bunkers would have enough auto and semi auto weapons to become warlords? for some reason all guns are handmade in this post apocalypse, which is set only about 10 years after the bombs fell and the USA ceased to exist. People are using cap and ball revolvers, "scatterguns" that are single shot muzzle loaders made of pipe and fire D batteries... But the USA has more guns than people. But virtually none of the pre disaster guns exist any more...

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Should have listened to other reviews...

Thin characters that were obvious and not so interesting. I kept waiting for something to draw me in. Just felt like your average run of the mill post apocalyptic story. After 8 hours of what felt like repetition, I gave up.

Narrator was fine. A bit Clint Eastwood as another reviewer put it

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western style post apocalypse

narrator was good. struggle to get through the book. glad a certain person was killed.

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  • ChrisWinked
  • 10-23-16

Blood n death ...

Where does Wolves rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Stunning, rip roaring death fest... a must listen!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wolves?

Blood n death Hux... not for the faint hearted. a little hard to get into at first... by the end you are utterly hooked!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-18-17

Gripping story! 5 *

loved it! would read another in the series if one was released. The narrator was brilliant too

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  • pointlessgods
  • 09-13-17

Brutal and beautiful in equal measure.

loved it I've never come across such a great revenge tale. while it's brutal its also a very telling tale about the ones close to us heartbreaking.

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  • david hames
  • 12-23-16

Los lobos

Great old fashioned story telling.
hated having to stop listening and eager to resume... really enjoyed it.

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  • david knight
  • 12-16-16

yeah not bad

good yarn bit samey towards the end. great narration tho really brought it to life

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  • Jimbo C
  • 11-29-16

Mad Max meets Jose Wales

What did you like most about Wolves?

I really liked the wild west aspect to the aftermath of the apocalypse

What was one of the most memorable moments of Wolves?

The outcome of the drawing given to Hux by his daughter near the end

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Either Borderline or the Slavers barge

Any additional comments?

Captain Lee Harden's adventure is one of my favorite characters/tellings, and The Remaining, a shining star in the undead apocalypse genre, take out the undead, and then you have Wolves, an excellent take on the modern day Wild West. come on Mr Molle, more please from Hux!!!

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  • Darren-ZombieKebab-Dilnott
  • 09-13-16

5 stars is not enough for this incredible book.

Would you listen to Wolves again? Why?

No. I never listen to audiobooks or even read books twice. The surprise is gone and i like to experience other material.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Huxley is the main character and the author creates a monster. He is focused to avenging his loss, but always questions his feelings, trying to hang on to a slither of his former self.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have listened to the entire The Remaining series and Christian Rummel is superb as a narrator. In Wolves he really surpasses even that. Simply brilliant. His emotions are deep and wide.

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

Not in particular. The entire book was immense.

Any additional comments?

Forget glamour, action hero post apocalypse. This is a gritty, and brutal as you could imagine. I enjoyed the western feel to it. DJ Molles pulls no punches and offers no apologies. Probably the best audiobook i have ever listened to. It was that good.

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  • Lachlan
  • 09-05-16

Dark and beautiful.

A post apocalyptic western about a father's horror and how terrible love can make a man. A battle between what is inside us and what we think we should be. Christain Rummel plays the diverse characters and moods fantastically.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-05-20

Amazing

This is my first D J Molles book and I thought it was fantastic. Loved all of the characters and I look forward to reading more of this authors works.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-29-19

Amazing

If you loved remaking you will love this in my opinion it’s better and that’s a hard story to top Rummel his usual self hoping for a 2nd book