Extended Audio Sample

Download The Tenderness of Wolves Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Tenderness of Wolves (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Stef Penney
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,034 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stef Penney Narrator: Sally Armstrong, Adam Sims Publisher: Isis Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2012 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

As winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Canada's Dove River in 1867, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year-old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man's cabin head north toward the forest and the tundra beyond. In the wake of such violence, people are drawn to the township - but do they want to solve the crime or exploit it? One by one, the assembled searchers set out to pursue the tracks across a desolate landscape, home only to wild animals, madmen and fugitives. Stef Penney weaves adventure, suspense, revelation and humour into a gripping historical tale, an exhilarating thriller and a keen murder mystery.

Download and start listening now!

BK_ISIS_001742

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Mckinney | 2/12/2014

    " Well written coupled with a truly suspenseful story. I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Beath | 2/7/2014

    " There is no doubt about it : Stef Penny is an excellent writer. Her great use of description creates an eerie tone to this novel. What she is not good at, is creating a storyline that will really draw the reader in. I found that too many plot twists were revealed toward the end of the novel and then not all was wrapped up. This may have been an attempt at literary intrigue but I merely found it irritating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vance | 2/4/2014

    " Great language. Pretty good plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgina | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed it, but I didn't 'love' it. It is an engrossing story, in a well depicted milieu I have not often encountered in print, but with two too many digressions for me. In the end I was left wanting as all loose ends were carefully tied up, but without a sense of satisfaction. I would have preferred either more ambiguity, or completion. Therefore, in my mind, the book was neither highly literary, nor a simply great yarn. "

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

    " I liked this story set in the wilds of Canada in the 1800's (if I am remembering the correct century). Murder, motherhood, marriage, love all pondered well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 1/15/2014

    " Ok. I had just read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle which was a let down. So I needed a good book. A friend lent this one to me. I have to tell you I was quite surprised how many timely issues were woven into a novel set in the Canadian wilderness, in winter, in the 1800s. The author did a delicate job on intertwining plot lines when I least expected it. I hadn't even thought of it, really. As in any novel, you would expect plot lines to wither and die occassionally. Minor characters are there to push the plot forward, foreshadow events, and even provide an antagonist to the protagonist. Yes, you will be surprized. You will give it at least a four. Many of you will give it at five. Fours and fives are all enjoyable books to my discerning taste. Threes I have to question..... and I hope I don't pick up a two. I don't have that much time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Crook | 12/30/2013

    " Good book, albeit the ending's a bit unclear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 12/29/2013

    " Really dug this book. This is my favorite setting for a novel: frontier-land. I can't believe this is SP's first book; the story-telling is excellent. Would definitely recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Eakins | 12/29/2013

    " This book makes me wish there was an excellentreads.com website as describing it as a good read is to not do it justice. A pleasure to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jayna | 12/23/2013

    " Very different...slow to get into, but the story was interesting. "

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

    " Really enjoying this book, well written and captivating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 9/13/2013

    " A beautiful, elegiac and harsh read. Steff Penny clearly demonstrates her philosophical and theological (but not religious) background and this is a joy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iris | 9/3/2013

    " This will be one of my favorite books of the year, a story of a mother in a Far West community and her son. Very suspenseful and well-written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 9/3/2013

    " Interesting & diverse characters, but i could not wholly access them. Just short of being magic for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marieka | 8/12/2013

    " I asked my mother to babysit so I could go to work on the weekend, but secretly snuck away to read this book, it was THAT good! It's a mystery about a murder, but really it's a story about a community in the late 1800s in Northern Canada fur territory. It's also a bit of a love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jthink | 7/25/2013

    " A female protagonist and a book written by a woman in a setting I like -the Canadian frontier in the 19th century. I had to read it - and I wasn't disappointed. Definitely one for Paula. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucia | 7/23/2013

    " Sublime and divine! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Troup | 7/21/2013

    " I thought this a very good first novel and, as a first, gave it four stars when it is more a 3 and a half. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Jensen | 6/14/2013

    " I enjoyed the way this book was written. I liked how it gave the different views by different people in eash chapter. I like to read murder mysteries and this book kept me going. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lovesreading06 | 6/1/2013

    " There were to many people in and i thought it was very confusing. "

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

    " I didn't warm to the characters at all but enjoyed the story despite that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/11/2013

    " I needed a book to read on my flight to Georgia--I picked this from all the typical airport bestsellers and took a chance on it--it was a perfect read: well crafted characters and a mystery you couldn't solve in four chapters. And wolves! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barnant | 1/8/2013

    " Soggy around the edges "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Regina | 11/25/2012

    " This is a good book and I enjoyed it but it didn't turn out to be as much of a mystery book as I thought it would be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Moore | 11/9/2012

    " This book is so amazing. The story has so many twists and turns, but they are all woven together seamlessly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Devin | 9/17/2012

    " Quite good overall. A very entertaining read. Not quite as good as I heard it would be but certainly well worth reading. I'm still a little unsure of how I feel about the ending. I get what she was trying to do, but it is a little unsatisfying. "

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

Stef Penney’s debut novel, The Tenderness of Wolves, was a national bestseller and the recipient of the prestigious Costa Award. She was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she is a screenwriter.