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Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls Father, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old. He has taught her how to shoot, track, set snares, and start fires - all the skills she needs to survive in a frozen, lawless land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other. But the man Elka thought she knew so well is harboring a terrible secret. He's a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she, too, is in danger.
Armed with nothing but her knife and the survival skills he's taught her, Elka makes her escape and sets out on a journey to the frozen North in the hope of finding her long-lost parents. But judging by the trail of blood and bodies dogging her footsteps, Daddy won't be letting his little girl go without a fight. If Elka's going to survive, she'll have to turn and confront not just him but the truth about what he's turned her into.
The Wolf Road is an intimate cat-and-mouse tale of justice and revenge played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape - told by an unforgettable, tough-as-nails young heroine whose struggle to escape the terrors of her past and rejoin humanity are at once horrifying and heartbreaking.
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By Melissa Fafarman on 12-06-16
Almost too bloody
I don't attend horror movies. This is an astonishingly beautifully crafted adventure tale, without pulp fiction cliche.The folk language, the deep thoughtfulness about the nature of trauma, love, forgiveness and humanity are carried in the masterful and flexible voices of the solo narrator. Bearing the bloody horror, this time, brought me a deeper look into our common humanity. The only feature of this story which allows classification with "science fiction" is the post-apocalyptic time setting. Maybe the author had only that to give her the emotional distance to bear the scenes and insights she has brought us.
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By Boysmom on 07-15-16
More to this book than you first think
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
The book grabbed me and held me right from the start. About two or so chapters in you wonder why the author gave away the end at the beginning? But it's still has you and you keep reading because it's a good story. Great characters too. And as you move farther on in the book you realize that the scene at the start wasn't really the finale and that if you didn't already know that fact, you may have been so focused on that that you would have missed the real story!! It's good. No wasting a credit here.
What other book might you compare The Wolf Road to and why?
I can't think of any books that truly compare to it off the top of my head. It had so many unique aspects to it.
Which scene was your favorite?
Can't answer that without spoilers, so I'm not answering.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Again, not giving anything away.
Any additional comments?
The narration of the book was excellent. Each character was well done, without any annoying ones on the part of the narrator. She did an excellent job and that is a key ingredient in a good audiobook
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