The Last Wild

5 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 17 ratings

The Last Wild Publisher's Summary

In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone crazy. But the animals have something to say. And they need him. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived.

A wise stag needs Kester's help, and together they must embark on a great journey, joined along the way by an overenthusiastic wolf cub, a military-trained cockroach, a mouse with a ritual for everything, and a stubborn girl named Polly. The animals saved Kester Jaynes. But can Kester save the animals?

©2014 Piers Torday (P)2014 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The Last Wild

    • By: Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    In a world where animals no longer exist, twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone crazy. But the animals have something to say. And they need him. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived.

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Last Wild

    • By: Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In a world where animals no longer exist, 12-year-old Kester Jaynes sometimes feels like he hardly exists, either. Locked away in a home for troubled children, he's told there's something wrong with him. So when he meets a flock of talking pigeons and a bossy cockroach, Kester thinks he's finally gone a bit mad. But the animals have something to say.... The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester's help, and together they must embark on a great journey, joined along the way by an over-enthusiastic wolf cub, a spoilt show cat, a dancing harvest mouse, and a stubborn girl named Polly.

    Regular price: $16.78

    • The Dark Wild

    • By: Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twelve-year-old Kester thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: Animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realises: He is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too?

    Regular price: $13.85

  • Book 2

    • The Dark Wild

    • By: Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrugh
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Twelve-year-old Kester Jaynes thought he had discovered the last wild animals in the land. He thought his adventure was over. He was wrong. Below the sparkling city of Premium, deep underground, a dark wild remains: animals who believe the time is right to rise up against their human enemies. And soon Kester realizes: he is the only one who can stop them. Kester Jaynes saved the animals. Can he save the humans too?

    Regular price: $32.20

  • Book 3

    • The Wild Beyond

    • By: Piers Torday
    • Narrated by: Oliver Hembrough
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the winner of The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize comes the final heart-stopping installment of the Dark Wild Trilogy. This is the story of a boy named Kester. He has rescued the last wild animals in the world and saved his capital city from destruction. But now he must face his greatest challenge yet because: 1. The only blue whale on the planet has brought news from across the ocean. 2. A mysterious steel dome has risen from the Four Towers. 3. Out there, somewhere, a brave mouse holds the key to the future....

    Regular price: $13.42