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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,368 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Evans Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553750744
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From the author of The Horse Whisperer comes the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller, an extraordinary new novel of love, family, and man's struggle with the wild.

A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Biologist Helen Ross has come to Hope from the East, fleeing a life in shambles, determined to save the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. But an ancient hatred awaits her in Hope, a hatred that will tear a family and ultimately the community apart. And soon Helen is at the center of the storm, by loving the wrong man, by defying the wrong man . . . by daring to lead a town out of the violent darkness of its past. . . . Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Gripping, big drama in Big Sky country...The Loop ropes a reader in. People
  • Colorful, captivating . . . a novel of big themes: freedom, self-reliance, conservation, sheer survival. The New York Times Book Review
  • Readers who loved The Horse Whisperer will most certainly love The Loop. The Orlando Sentinel

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristie | 2/15/2014

    " Wonderful story and beautifully written. Love, secrets, heartbreak, it's all here! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry L | 2/13/2014

    " This novel, from the same author as The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans, is about a wolf biologist, a wolf pack, and a small town's fear and loathing of wolves. Evans builds characters who we side with and side against. Though it has been some time since I have read this book, one thing that still stands out in my mind are the characters. Helen Ross and Luke Calder (especially Luke, who I envisioned as a hot young rancher) are still fresh in my mind. For anyone who loves wolves, this novel is one you should not miss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/29/2014

    " The book never ended! It went from page 404 back to 375! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick | 1/29/2014

    " Good story about the conflict in Montana ranching country between the people who raise cattle for a living and the wolves who have been re-introduced back into the region. I liked this book a lot. Though it's a fictional story, it did a pretty good job describing the conflicts that have arisen in this part of the country regarding this topic. If I have a complaint, it's that Evans went out of his way to make the rancher morally and legally "the bad guy" here when in fact the problems go a little deeper than just "rancher bad", "bunny hugger" good. Wolves ARE a problem when they're feeding on cattle---costing the rancher hundreds of dollars a piece. I can understand the hatred the folks feel towards the wolves over this. And even more hatred against the government who in their view, caused the problem. Good story though. Well worth the time to read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon nguyen | 1/22/2014

    " i like it, the loop is the perfect title. i love the ending too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/21/2014

    " This is a really enjoyable lovely novel. It takes a certain kindness and it gives a tender sort of experience in return. My Mum loved it too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph Ebel | 1/21/2014

    " I usually do not enjoy books revolving around animals. But I really enjoyed the way this book was written.Mystery and information of wolves mixed in. "

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

    " A slow start and then absolutely mesmerizing! Great read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginnie Leiner | 1/9/2014

    " I will read all of his books. Superb writer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty | 12/26/2013

    " I loved this one, too. You have to pull for the wolves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet Oberfoell | 12/24/2013

    " This book ran a bit long and took too long at getting the story started. I'd skip the first 100 pages and start from there. Plus, I'm torn between thinking the relationship between the 29 year old woman and the 18 year old boy was either really sweet or incredibly creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 12/14/2013

    " I also loved this book . You also learn about the animals and their lifestyles. Very interesting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/26/2013

    " Interesting concept, but could have been told in half the pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 11/5/2013

    " A good overview of what happened to the wolves in the mid west. It was too long though and dragged a little "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robbin | 10/12/2013

    " A quick nature themed read...I enjoyed it. "

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

    " Loved the book and love his writing style "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel (Sfogs) | 8/2/2013

    " Another amazing book by Evans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sukhi | 12/23/2012

    " Action, thriller and suspence. Finding a hope, furtre. Emotional opening and closing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 t a l a k a s h o u r | 11/26/2012

    " i really admire nicolas evans sense of setting. personally, i think all his book are a must read. this one's definitely no exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Poulin | 11/21/2012

    " A good read. Evans really understands relationships. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/9/2012

    " I read this out of desperation for SOMETHING to read. It was nice and easy, but not something I would read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 10/19/2012

    " Such a beautiful story. With such as beautiful setting and such independent and strong characters, i thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/13/2012

    " There's nothing too inspired here, but there's some occasional beauty and generally acceptable prose. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thalia | 7/31/2012

    " A short story about Nick's return to a New Orleans changed by hurricane Katrina.[return]We get some insight into Satara's plans with him and the lies she tells him.[return]We can already feel some hesitation in Nick if his decision to serve Stryker was the right one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corie | 6/19/2012

    " I LOVED this book! I was really rooting for the survival of the poor wolves. There were many times while reading i was in such suspense about how a situation would turn out! I will be reading any book this author writes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coccinelle | 2/15/2012

    " It was nice to see different attitude of people to nature. I liked the description of self-reflection of old hunter and perception of people and animals by young boy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara O'Sullivan | 10/16/2011

    " It had the potential to be a great book....The tablature is very accurate. The only problem is that the TAB is handwritten, which can be very hard to read at points. You'd be better off picking up a newer, machine-printed tab book with the collection of Zeppelin hits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/7/2011

    " LOVED this book...a little slow with the start...but great characters through out. Over all a great read. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carri | 5/18/2011

    " I loved this book. I was late for work trying to finish it this morning. Made me want to move to the mountains and be a wildlife biologist :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veah | 5/16/2011

    " simply gripping... only had 2 days to finish. "

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

    " This is by the author of The Horse Whisperer and it's easy to see he likes the West. It was really good, happy, sad, suspenseful with a believable mix of different kinds of people who conflict and complement each other and the story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 5/2/2011

    " Not for the faint of heart! Beautiful and horrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick | 3/15/2011

    " Best book I have read recently about a wolf biologist in Montana who fights local ranchers to support reintroducing wolves into the mountains. Great character development and fascinating story. Worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynell | 3/8/2011

    " Loved it!! Beautiful story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 2/12/2011

    " I stopped reading this not because the story isn't good, but because the writing isn't. Finally it became too irritating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/8/2011

    " I really liked this book that dealt with wolves. "

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About the Author
Author Nicholas Evans

Nicholas Evans studied law at Oxford after serving in Africa with Voluntary Service Overseas. He then worked as a newspaper reporter, television producer, and screenwriter before writing four New York Times bestselling novels. His first book, The Horse Whisperer, was made into a movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte Gordon Cumming.

About the Narrator

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others. He is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.