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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,895 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Farley Mowat Narrator: Adam Sims Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN:
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More than half a century ago, the naturalist Farley Mowat accepted an assignment to investigate why wolves were killing Arctic caribou. Mowat's account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone  - studying the wolf population and developing a deep affection for these wild creatures (who were no threat to caribou or man)  - is today celebrated as a classic of nature writing, at once a tale of remarkable adventure and an indelible record of the myths and magic of wolves. Never Cry Wolf was made into a major motion picture by Walt Disney Productions.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/12/2014

    " This was a must-read when I was about 18. Don't know what I'd think of it now but it made a big impression. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 2/9/2014

    " My first book by Mowat but still one of my favourites. In recent years the truth of this book has come into question but the feel if not actual events are bang on. Great, fun, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/31/2014

    " This is naturalist Farley Mowat's account of the summer he spent studying wolves in the Arctic tundra; originally published in 1963, it's considered a classic of nature writing. I really enjoyed this book -- the writing is engaging and the story is great. Interestingly, I wasn't always sure I believed some aspects of the author's account and, as with many memoirs, wondered just how selective and/or embellished his memory might be. It turns out that he has many detractors and there is some skepticism about his veracity; what remains authentic, though, are his then-groundbreaking conclusions about how wolves live and behave (and how humans have maligned them throughout history). His genuine affection for the wolves he studies rubs off on the reader, resulting in an absorbing, often moving, tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/30/2014

    " A great movie, an even better book. Haven't read this book since high school, but still remember finding it entertaining, enlightening, and enriching (ran out of "en" words)... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle | 1/26/2014

    " What a wonderful book! It teaches the reader about the nature of arctic wolf personalities and their way of life, and also about the attitudes toward and beliefs about wolves at the time the book was written. Thankfully, and in large part due to Mowat, these erroneous attitudes and beliefs have mostly changed today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 1/23/2014

    " What a great book. Really gives you a close up look at wolf behaviors and shows what a gentle and loving creature they really are. Unfortunately with the current aerial raids on wolves due to unsubstantiated fears, these beautiful animals barely stand a chance at survival. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer K | 1/17/2014

    " This book is excellent! Far ahead of its time - Mowat brings to light the true nature of the wolf and dispels the many myths thought about this fantastic animal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cait | 1/9/2014

    " I really love wolves and this gave me some more understanding of them "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian | 12/27/2013

    " Better ending then the movie they made of it. This book is a keeper. Sadly, I've taken no quotes from it, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 angrykitty | 11/18/2013

    " this is one of my all-time fav books. i soooooooo wanted to have a wolf after reading this, and would imagine that there were wolves with me when i played in the woods behind my parents house. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Dahlman | 11/2/2013

    " I just love Farley Mowat he's one of my favorite author's and love his style of writing. I really like how he puts himself out there knowing not everyone will always agree with him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 10/27/2013

    " I don't have words enough for this book. Simply amazing and insightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbz | 10/1/2013

    " This book is fantastic! It is so easy to read and Mowat does an excellent job of conveying the lives of the wolves. Some of his experiences are really funny too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrewceniseroz | 5/31/2013

    " modest and witty - a great description of the wilderness and the skewed perceptions of "civilized", city people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cari | 3/2/2013

    " I read this when I was a kid and watched the movie so many times Video Library nearly gave it to me. After the recent de-listing of the Gray Wolf, I decided to re-read it. I loved it even more the second time since now I'm old enough to understand most of it. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Siegel | 11/19/2012

    " This book started my love affair with wolves and Farley Mowat. I adore Mowat's spare, poetic prose. I wish I could write like this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina | 7/1/2012

    " i loved this book as a child, and i still like it very much. i know, i know, the story is fiction, and real wolves are not like that, etc, but i still love it. it's funny, sad, wellwritten, interesting, smart - so why not? one of my alltime favs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spencer | 4/16/2012

    " This was one of my first forays into nonfiction. I loved this book. Mowat has a style of writing that is very easy to read and he makes some very interesting points. I have recommended this book several times and each person that has read it has thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassandra Fry | 4/4/2012

    " Fascinating. Enjoyed this book for the raw nature and the raw thought placed into his actions. Would love to read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 3/10/2012

    " This is way more engrossing than I had expected. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Lichtenberg | 2/25/2012

    " We'd just finished listening to the Librivox audio edition of 'Call of the Wild' when we sat down to watch, again, the wonderful film version of this great book. It brings the landscape vividly to life, as well as the poignancy and wonder of the cycles of nature in the frozen wild. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 11/6/2011

    " I had to read this for school and it takes a little while to get into but it was really good! i was so bored at first because i thought it was going to be a stupid school book, but it was so so so good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gay | 9/28/2011

    " i would read anything by Mowat "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 6/10/2011

    " Interesting reading on wolves, refutes a lot of myths out there about the ferocity of the species. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DwyerTeacher | 5/18/2011

    " Is it a non-fiction book, or the work of an imaginative mind? Who cares! It is a wonderful read with a powerful message, and at the end of the day, that is all that matters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 5/12/2011

    " Read this when I was about twelve and then again yesterday. i had no idea this guy was so funny. It is amazing how fdifferent your pers[pective of a book changes from one point of your life to another. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 4/11/2011

    " This book had meaning, it was really about our separation from nature and what is has done to our notions of wild animals. However, it was also heartening, and occasionally downright hysterical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 4/11/2011

    " A really good read. The movie is great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ivan | 3/15/2011

    " Incredible description of the polar wolves' life, many hints about humans' stupidity, many true thoughts about our place in the world and about our awful attitude towards our little brothers, the animals... All the people who hate dogs/other animals must read it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 3/10/2011

    " required reading for me in 7th grade, wasn't quite as interesting as I thought it would be "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 3/7/2011

    " I read this long time ago - not too long after the movie, I think. I do recall I liked it. Probably should read it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/19/2011

    " A really nice and well-written book about a man's experience surveying wolves and their relation to caribou in the Canadian Arctic. Sounds boring, but isn't at all, largely due to the fast-paced and funny writing and the interesting subject matter. Highly recommended to pretty much everybody. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/25/2011

    " Funny, tragic and informative all at once. You will never look at wolves in the same way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 1/21/2011

    " I can't believe it took me this long to read this book.
    I loved every minute of listening to this book. I laughed out loud all through it, except for the epilogue. Well worth the time - a quick and easy read that will make you think about many things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/15/2011

    " I really liked this book, I learned so much about Arctic Wolves, their daily life as well as current political issues. Very interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 1/2/2011

    " intriguing and lovely. mowat's family of wolves have personalities as beautiful and endearing as his writing. "

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