Friday, December 8, 2017

Audio book Review: Wolfsong by TJ Klune

From The Blurb:
Listening Length: 18 hours and 40 minutes 
Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left. 
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road. The little boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the little boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the little boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane. 
Ox was seventeen when he found out the little boy’s secret and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega. 
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces. 
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

Karen's rating:

This is full of pine cones and candy canes, epic and awesome...
“Ox? Ox! Do you smell that?”
I sniffed the air. I didn’t smell anything other than the woods. “I smell trees,” I said.
He shook his head. “No, no, no. It’s something bigger.”
There are moments...moments that define things and give clarity. For me that moment when Ox meets Joe defined this audio book for me. Once again the perfect narrator has been matched to one of TJ Klune's books. 

I so loved this book when I read it, as I've expressed in my review of the e-book and here's the link for that...Review: Wolfsong

Kirt Graves has taken a story that I loved I mean really, truly loved. 'Wolfsong' was on my Top 10 Favorite Reads for 2016 and for everything that I loved about the book the audio book has truly enhanced it that much more. While this isn't my first time listening to a book narrated by Kirt Graves without hesitation I can say this is my favorite audio book that he's narrated and not just because of the story. While I've enjoyed the other books Mr. Graves has narrated this is the story that's effortlessly drawn me in and held me in its grasp from start to finish. 

While all of the voices that the narrator created worked for me. It was Joe and Ox's voices that I absolutely loved...especially young Joe's voice. Mr. Graves captured the expressiveness of Joe's voice perfectly with all of his youthful exuberance and Ox's thoughtful and methodical contemplation of things was conveyed perfectly with every world that he spoke and had it just been these voices that I connected with it would have been a good story but I was also quite taken with Gordo, Elizabeth, Mark, Thomas and the other pack members. While the bad guys...well trust me their voices conveyed the darkness that their hearts contained as well.

I'm not really sure that I have the words to clearly express how much I loved the audio book version of Wolfsong so I think the best way to explain this is to say that once again I have selected 'Wolfsong' as one of my favorite books for 2017 only this time it's because of the audio book that I felt compelled to do put this book on my 'Best of' list. 

Audio book or e-book...this one is full of pine cones and candy canes and epic and awesome.

** A free copy of this audiobook was provided by the publisher. A positive review was not promised in return. **,13748883

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