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review 2017-07-24 15:24
The Wolves of London: The Obsidian Heart - Mark Morris

Alex Locke is a reformed ex-con, he's working on staying out of that world until he receives an offer he can't refuse and he agrees to steal an artefact, and everything goes horribly wrong, he's caught up with complicated and messy supernatural goings on and he has to try to wind his way through, stay alive, rescue his daughter and possibly save the world.

Entertaining but lacked something for me.

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review 2017-07-19 04:24
Dark Tower V - audiobook review
Wolves of the Calla - George Guidall,Stephen King

 

I've mentioned before how much I love the Dark Tower series. And while I keep asking myself why I waited so long to read it, I'm also glad I waited because I can go to the next book immediately. I was so wrapped up in the story, that I was surprised it ended. I bought the next audible book immediately and I'm already a couple chapters in. I cannot put these books down (I guess turn them off is more accurate). And that's a good thing because each book can be anywhere from 12 to 26 hours. This one was 26 hours and 20 minutes. But, I can't really find fault with the length or the storyline - I loved every minute of it!! (even the sad parts)

 

If you are a Stephen King fan, and for some reason haven't read this series yet, start now - you won't regret it. Especially if you liked The Stand or The Talisman. :)

 

Btw, I now know why the narrator changed from Frank Muller back to George Guidall. Frank Muller was in a motorcycle accident not too long before the book was ready to be recorded. Stephen King talks about it in the afterword.

 

If you are interested in more details USA today article

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review 2017-07-11 01:16
The Dark Tower 5 by Stephen King, narrated by George Guidall
Wolves of the Calla - George Guidall,Stephen King

I'm not exactly sure why, but I enjoyed this more this time around than I did the first time.

 

I much prefer this narrator over Frank Muller. (At this end of this audio book, King himself speaks about Frank Muller and why he didn't continue narrating this series-it was due to a motorcycle accident in which he was seriously injured. (Frank is part of the reason The Haven Foundation was created. It's to help independent authors, narrators and frelancers during times of catastrophe. ) To find out more, please click here: The Haven Foundation

 

I was sorry to hear about what happened, but I'm glad to have George Guidall back as narrator and I'm looking forward to listening to the next book.

 

Whoohoo! This is my 100th book of the year!

 

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review 2017-06-12 01:23
Hear the Wolves
Hear the Wolves - Victoria Scott

She didn’t want to be left home alone yet her father thought she was ready, had the village knew what was to transpire, other arrangements would have been made. The problem started a while back when the townsfolk thought that they were helping the community by clearing out the trees but this only lead to more serious complications as it affected the wildlife that surrounded Rustic. Rustic had altered the animal food-chain and they would feel it’s effects.

 

Sloan realizes a snowstorm is making its way into Rustic and she trudges off to the chapel to get more fuel for the generator. Sloan is not happy that her father and sister left her home by herself, but she knows how to survive in Alaska. Her father taught her how to be an excellent hunter, now if only she could get some help with her classwork she knows that with the letter that she has been carrying around in her pocket, she might have a great future. At the chapel, others arrive and the storm picks up, it is not just a snowstorm anymore. There’s been an accident, many of the townsfolk are gone but the ones that are there join together to assist and decide on the course of action. As they make their way through the forest to get help, this group of individuals must confront a large pack of hungry wolves whose food-chain has been altered. It’s interesting who is all assembled in this group and the lessons that are learned as they try to navigate through the woods. This is an intense, difficult journey that becomes intense at times and it makes up a great chunk of this novel. There were times I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and times I swear, I saw the glistening eyes of the wolves looking right at me. These wolves were hungry, their food supply is in short supply and it didn’t help that the humans only have two guns between them and a handful of bullets for these guns. I didn’t expect this novel to hold me like it did. I felt a loss for each side. The wolves, for they were battling for territory, they were only doing what comes natural for them and then the human, they didn’t expect what they were getting. The ending was not what I expected, it really surprised me as it seemed a bit harsh to me and I really wanted a different outcome. Upon finishing reading this novel, I had to check to see what age level this novel was geared to as I really wasn’t sure. I thought at times that the story wasn’t complex enough to be YA but some of the scene details were definitely YA and not children’s. The cover is just beautiful.

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review 2017-05-24 15:23
A Dog in the Cave: Coevolution and the Wolves Who Made Us Human - Kay Frydenborg

This is a beautifully written book that describes the current research on dog and human co-evolution.  "A Dog in a Cave" covers such interesting topics as paleontology, dog evolution, genetics and social behaviour and interactions of dogs, wolves and humans.  This book is meant for intelligent younger readers but can also be enjoyed by adults.  The author assumes her readers are intelligent and doesn't insult them by simplifying everything into baby language.  This book doesn't go into a great deal of scientific detail but is well-written and concepts superbly explained (better than most science writer/journalists for adults).  The block sections explaining important concepts are also a nice idea.  The colour photographs make this a lovely book to look at too.  This book includes a glossary, notes, selected bibliography, internet resources and an index for anyone wanting more information on specific topics.

This book would make a lovely gift for a dog-loving child, teenager or adult that isn't a zoologist.



Recommended related book:


Domesticated: Evolution in a Man-Made World by Richard C. Francis

 

 

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