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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,735 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Carey Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, Santa Olivia is Jacqueline Carey’s take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth.

Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a demilitarized buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive “Wolf-Man” who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup’s father was one of a group of men genetically manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The “Wolf-Men” were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father’s wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider.

After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: they form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron, who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town.

Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 2/16/2014

    " This book started out pretty slowly and I wasn't interested at all until about ten chapters in when it really picked up. The pacing issue there would have gotten this book just three stars, except for a couple of things. Those things being that some urban fantasy standards were missing. That was such a breath of fresh air that it gets four stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jodi Morgan | 2/9/2014

    " Wonderful story line from Jacqueline Carey. I adore her writing style! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by laur | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this as a bit of an unexpected departure form most of her books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wendy B | 1/6/2014

    " This was the longest backstory ever. Hopefully, with all this out of the way, the next book will actually do something. Can't say I like the character though, or her lover. Fortunate that she had vaguely interesting people surrounding her, but beyond that... "

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