Extended Audio Sample

Download Promise of the Wolves: Wolf Chronicles Book One Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Promise of the Wolves: Wolf Chronicles Book One Audiobook, by Dorothy Hearst Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,318 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Hearst Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Wolf Chronicles Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9780739328989
Regular Price: $15.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

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 being 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.

Download and start listening now!

BK_RAND_001450

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 2/14/2014

    " I rated this read as a two star simply because it was just OK. It was interesting enough for me to finish (I wanted to find out how the wolf Kala stops a war between man and wolf) but not so spellbinding that I continue the series. Who knows, I may experience a dry spell with nothing to read and I may read it in the future. As I said, it was just OK..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kadi | 2/12/2014

    " 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 Thym38 | 2/6/2014

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

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

    " I loved this book even more than I could think. Simply great! Really need the rest of the serie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary-Beth | 1/22/2014

    " I am not a big fan of books told from the point of view of animals. That said, I found this particular novel quite good. The social structures and interactions of the wolves were unusual enough to hold my interest and the main character struggled under enough adversity to make the plot intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 1/20/2014

    " 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 Savina Satiago | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. it keeps you wanting to know what is going to happen the the 3 wolves. definitely an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 12/22/2013

    " I enjoyed this tale of wolves and this wolf in particular as a outsider trying to fin her own way to honor the pack rules, yet keep true to her self. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jiaka1981 Winfield | 12/6/2013

    " So far i am really enjoying this book as told from awolves point of view "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mike | 12/4/2013

    " Couldn't read it, skipped to the end. Just too cheesy for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dart | 10/28/2013

    " I loved this book! I must re-read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ain020596 | 9/22/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 8/7/2013

    " Wolves are my favourite animal, so I was delighted when I found this book. Brilliant read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/16/2013

    " 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 Ashlynn | 12/14/2012

    " This book is excellent. I loved it. I loved the writing style and can't wait for the sequel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 3/16/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 3/14/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 8/14/2011

    " it was very good, interesting to see the story through a wolves eyes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 8/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I recommened this book to anyone intrested in a good book thaat will move them. About four pages into the book i found that i did not want to put the book down. This was a wonderful book. "

  • 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 "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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 two 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 recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.