Wolf Brother

  • by Michelle Paver
  • Narrated by Sir Ian McKellen
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

6,000 years ago, the land is one dark forest. Its people are hunters and gatherers. They know every tree and herb and they know how to survive in a world steeped in enchantment, menace, and powerful magic. Until an ambitious and malignant force conjures up a demon; a demon so evil that it can be contained only in the body of a ferocious bear; a demon so hungry for death that it slays everything it sees; a demon with the potential to destroy the world. Only Torak and his wolf companion can save the world.

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What the Critics Say

"The kind of story you dream of reading and all too rarely find. The vivid prose leaps off the page." (The Times)

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Customer Reviews

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A howling bite of a book.

I was immediately drawn into the book by Sir Iam Mckellan's great and believable voice. Its opening line alone left you wanting more.

'...Torak woke with a jolt from a sleep that he'd never meant to have...'

The suspence throughout is thoroughly enthralling. Its as gripping for the adult minds as it is for the childs. It is beautifully written. Dynamic and thoughtful.
The hero, Torak is brave, strong and a real hero. The fears and triumphs are believable. The friendship that Torak and Wolf cultivate is believable and lovely. Humorous and honest. The other heros are great aswell.
And as for the villians. Well I will leave that for you to decide. But evil and menacing are apt description in my book.

I totally recommend this book to everyone.
I dont understand why it is not in the same league as Harry Potter. And this is no disrespect to the Potter series or J K Rowling, as I am a huge fan, but Michelle Paver really has proved herself to be in the big leagues here.

The book is marvellous and everyone should read it.

So buy this, sit back and just allow Ian's voice lead you into this great story whilst your imagination does the rest.

Xander
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- Xander Duffy

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

The story begins with a young boy called Torak, in a clearing with his dying father. The fathers last moments with his son are spent giving him instructions - to go and find the World's Spirit in the mountains within a month. He forces his son to swear on an oath before a savage demon bear kills him. So unaware, Torak embarks on his destiny, to save the forest. On his quest he meets a wolf cub - called Wolf who helps him find his way to the mountains. Torak discovers he can speak to Wolf and the two set out on their journey. This tale is full of suspense but is also funny in parts. Ian McKellan's narraration is outstanding and his powerful voice makes it impossible to stop listening!!!!!
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- Luke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2006
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited