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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Hearst Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wolf Chronicles Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781415954034
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What is the promise of the wolf? Never consort with humans. Never kill a human unprovoked. Never allow a mixed-blood wolf to live. At least that’s what the wolves of the Wide Valley believe. Until a young wolf dares to break the rules–and forever alters the relationship between wolves and the humans who share their world.
This is the story of such a wolf. Born of a forbidden mixed-blood litter and an outcast after her mother is banished, Kaala is determined to earn a place in the Swift River pack. But her world is turned upside down when she saves a human girl from drowning. Risking expulsion from their pack and exile from the Wide Valley, Kaala and her young packmates begin to hunt with the humans and thus discover the long-hidden bond between the two clans. But when war between wolves and humans threatens, Kaala learns the lies behind the wolf’s promise. Lies that force her to choose between safety for herself and her friends and the survival of her pack–and perhaps of all wolf- and humankind.
Set 14,000 years ago, Promise of the Wolves takes us to a land where time is counted in phases of the moon, distance is measured in wolflengths, and direction by the scent of the nearest trail. Years of research into the world of wolves combines with mythical tale-telling to present a fantastical adventure set in a world filled with lore.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zali | 2/16/2014

    " I would highly reccomend this book! This is a light hearted book with random outbursts of humor with a great story line with many cleaver twists! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keisha Keenleyside | 2/10/2014

    " A beautiiful novel about a young wolf who needs to prove herself to her pack. A great, educational read cant wait for the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorna | 2/8/2014

    " It's like a childrens version of Midnight Sun by Garry Kilworth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " i thought that the beginning of the book moved slowly and at times it felt a bit repetitive, at times i felt like giving up, however, i persevered and i am glad i did i enjoyed the ending and will read the next book to see how the story continues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leann | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty juvenile but cute nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ain020596 | 1/18/2014

    " One of the best books i have ever read. Awesome and heart-warming. oh PLEEEEASE let there be a sequel!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kadi | 1/14/2014

    " Enjoyed this book. A bit different being the view of the wolf but good anyway. Going to get book no 2 from the library tomorrow "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 1/10/2014

    " This was pretty good. Easy read. My buddy recomended it because it references Watership Down on the back. It's not quite WD, but it is worth the time, especially if you have/love dogs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 12/21/2013

    " pretty good. some of u might like this. maria read it so... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr. Kim | 12/13/2013

    " Loved this book! I always love reading from the possibility of the animal's perspective. This was indeed like Watership Down, and other books written in first animal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 12/12/2013

    " This was a really good book! It grabbed me right from the start. I liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberlee | 12/11/2013

    " A very good story about wolf clans, humans and the balance of nature. I look forward to reading the other books of the Wolf Chronicles by Ms. Hearst. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Wilkes | 12/9/2013

    " Full review at Mostly Fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eliza | 12/9/2013

    " Hunted out another one that I enjoyed when I was young(er) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 10/8/2013

    " Listened to the audiobook. Not sure I would have had the patience for this book in print, but the setting is quite interesting. Too much politics for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Clifford | 9/13/2013

    " TOTALLY FABULOUS and eagerly awaiting the sequel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/24/2013

    " I wasn't certain I would like a talking animal story, but I thoroughly enjoyed the wolves and ravens. Without giving spoilers, the ending was a bit over the top and is what prevented me from giving it five stars. There's a sequel though, and I look forward to reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Cockerill | 7/4/2013

    " I loved this book it was a delight to read and enjoyed the pearls of wisdom. Looking forward to reading the next two. The story reads like a movie of little Kaala's journey into adult hood, the joys and reality of being part of a pack, the connection with humans and their quest to save the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/4/2013

    " Started out really well and lost direction at the end. Told through the eyes of a wolf-like that part but lost interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Humberto Arauz | 11/15/2012

    " Much like reading a cartoon film with alittle action and humor. This is a nice and easy read to enjoy over a weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isai | 9/27/2012

    " Honestly, the first chapters didn't catch me very much, but I gave it a chance and continued reading. Suddenly, I realized I was loving the story and the characters, specially Azzuen. I couldn't stop reading! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie Dygut | 6/4/2012

    " OMG OMG O M G !!!! Totally awesome excellent book. Could not find a single thing to fault with it; excellent story line, fabulous writing, acceptional character development. Just LOVED it and am KEENLY looking forward to the next installment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thym38 | 11/5/2011

    " Really interesting and exciting. I <3 wolves! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 7/17/2011

    " This was pretty cool. Prehistoric wolf pack that function as a family. At times you sort of forget that the story is about animals as you get wrapped up in their personalities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shirley | 6/23/2011

    " An interesting tale of love and devotion between wolves and humans set 14.000 years ago in Southern Europe. This is the first in a trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 5/9/2011

    " I loved this book. It was a lot like Watership Down. Definitely a page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 3/18/2011

    " I wasn't certain I would like a talking animal story, but I thoroughly enjoyed the wolves and ravens. Without giving spoilers, the ending was a bit over the top and is what prevented me from giving it five stars. There's a sequel though, and I look forward to reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margy | 1/23/2011

    " The premise was great...but ended up not being quite as solid as I'd hoped. Overall ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorenc | 1/3/2011

    " Loved it. Its a refreshing book no nonsense just good true writing. she got the wolves true soul. I cant wait to read her other books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 11/5/2010

    " good enough for a younger crowd who likes Animals as the narrator... which I do "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zali | 10/22/2010

    " I would highly reccomend this book! This is a light hearted book with random outbursts of humor with a great story line with many cleaver twists! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 10/10/2010

    " I have always been a MASSIVE sucker for stories from a canine POV (especially wolves), but this book was even better than just a Wolf book. Enticing story and lovable characters. BRING ON BOOK #2!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline | 9/25/2010

    " TOTALLY FABULOUS and eagerly awaiting the sequel "

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About the Author

Dorothy Hearst was an acquisitions editor at Jossey-Bass, where she published books for nonprofit, public, and social change leaders before the wolves barged in the door and she started writing her popular Wolf Chronicles series. She loves dogs but doesn’t have one, and borrows other people’s whenever she gets the chance. After seven years in New York City and nine years as a San Franciscan, Dorothy now lives in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and seven AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.