Extended Audio Sample

Download The Children and the Wolves Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Children and the Wolves Audiobook, by Adam Rapp Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (206 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adam Rapp Narrator: Amy Rubinate, Nick Podehl Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781455829521
Regular Price: $14.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Genius girl, Bounce, and her two drifter sidekicks, Wiggins and Orange, are holding the Frog hostage. As the stakes grow higher and the guilt and tension mount, Wiggins begins to question his complicity and must choose where his loyalties lie. Not for the faint of heart, Adam Rapp’s mesmerizing narrative told in alternating viewpoints ventures deep into disturbing territory. A powerful, unforgettable story. Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_003563

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ramarie | 2/6/2014

    " A rough read, unflinching. Drugs, cruelty, kidnapping of a child and three teens with no role models or responsible adults...a damning portrayal of youth gone wacko. If not for Wiggins, the only sympathetic character in this book, it would be 100% bleak instead of just 95% bleak. Guess I just had to see if this book was similar to 33 Snowfish. It is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/1/2014

    " Disturbing but very realistic. The voices rang completely true. "

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

    " Frighteningly effective, The Children and the Wolves pushes the young adult tag probably as far as it can go, and the unapologetically coarse language is the least of it. Alternating viewpoints among the three captors and the little girl they've abducted, the novel's only misstep (which is also the thing that gives it any humanity at all) is focusing its attention on Wiggins, when the most fascinating character is Bounce. She disappears with about a third to go, and her lost presence weighs on the rest of the book. What we're left with, however, is more unsettling than all the other dystopian nonsense glutting the YA market these days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 11/27/2013

    " Adam Rapp once again demonstrates his mastery of raw, penetrating prose and bleak imagery. A grim, haunting story. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne | 11/23/2013

    " For this story, it is too short and I don't feel the characters are developed enough. I think Frog's voice should be stronger. I like Adam Rapp's other work, I just could not get into this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/10/2013

    " This book was very disturbing, I really have no clue who I could ever recommend it to. That being said, it is very well written and the characters were very well developed. Still this disturbing story leaves me speechless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 11/1/2013

    " I appreciate the artistry of this, but it is just too disturbing to be my cup of tea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 April Marie | 10/27/2013

    " The book itself is alright. I have a problem with the particular language used. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew Leeth | 10/22/2013

    " Enjoyable little book. The story was great. But the authors downfall was the annoying over the top product placement. But other than that I liked it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethany Bruns | 10/8/2013

    " Yuck. Too disturbing and dark without any redeeming qualities. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 9/13/2013

    " I think this is supposed to be deep. A meaningful portrayal of some messed up kids. I thought it was gratuitous and pointless. And ultimately, not particularly believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Bigheart (I Read Banned Books) | 5/19/2013

    " This book will not be for everyone. It's disturbing, graphic, and frightening. We're talking about teenagers who have kidnapped a child - serious stuff. Can you really love a story like that? You can certainly appreciate the unique voice(s). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 3/14/2013

    " I love Rapp's writing style. There is yet to be a story I dislike of his. This story was a nightmare. There was hardly an ounce of remorse, guilt, or normal human actions. Bounce and Orange are true physchopaths. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/27/2013

    " Brutally disturbing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loren | 8/26/2012

    " That was heavy "

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
Author Adam RappAdam Rapp is the author of numerous young adult novels, including 33 Snowfish, Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, and The Buffalo Tree, which was the inspiration for this off-Broadway play The Metal Children. Adam Rapp has also written for TV (The L Word, In Treatment) and was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2006. He lives in New York City.
About the Narrators

Amy Rubinate has narrated over 250 audiobooks and won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her books have been selected for AudioFile’s Best Romance of 2016 list; Booklist’s Top 10 Romance, Top 10 Historical Fiction, Editor’s Choice Media; and YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children’s books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Amy’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, AudioFile magazine, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal.

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.