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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,668 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathleen Kent Narrator: Ellen Archer Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part in the English Civil War.

But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves - in many forms - who hunt for blood.

A love story and a tale of courage, The Wolves of Andover confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories of family from colonial history.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 2/20/2014

    " This second effort by Kathleen Kent won't disappoint her previous fans, or any new ones. Her writing is a pleasure to read, and the story is a great page-turner. Looking forward her next endeavor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 2/17/2014

    " Excellent book. It took me longer to get into but once I did, I was thoroughly engaged. There are two plot lines which connect later in the story which complicates it in the beginning but once they meet, you'll be turning the pages faster. I enjoyed this maybe a little more than The Heretic's Daughter just because of the element of surprise in regards to the ending and how the many characters played a part in the story in a way the reader never suspected earlier in the book. Hoping Kathleen Kent writes another novel very soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Casey | 2/15/2014

    " The Wolves of Andover was really not what I was expecting, as usually happens when a friend recommends a book that you immediately check out of the library without reading the jacket. Was it bad? Was it good? Eh, it just wasn't what I'd expected. The paraellel story lines were too divergent for my taste which made it feel like I was reading two different stories, rather than the stories being intertwined. The development of the characters was always stumbling to the point that I felt their was more that could and should have been said about them to make the story more meaningful. Particularly in light of the ending which felt as though the story had just gotten old and it was time to move onto something else. It was a very bumpy story of false starts and incomplete development. And that's disappointing when reading the author's note at the end which leads the reader to develop all sorts of different and, perhaps, more engaging paths to the story of Martha Allen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy W | 2/5/2014

    " Did not enjoy this book as much as I did Kent's other book, "The Heretic's Daughter". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rica | 2/4/2014

    " Honest to god, this was one of the least engaging books I've read in ages. I didn't care much for the characters nor was the story fleshed put particularly well. At least it was blessedly short. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candace | 1/27/2014

    " This book was not as good as Heretic's Daughter. Unable to hold my attention as the writing seemed scattered. It did not flow easily. Very disappointing ! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kasie Whitener | 1/25/2014

    " Well written and an intriguing story. The characters are compelling but the plot trudged along and never quite climaxed in a satisfying way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/17/2014

    " Had to read for my bookclub and loved it. It will make a good action, romance, mystery, history movie. Was a little reminiscent of "outlander". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandi | 1/17/2014

    " The title appealed to me first since I used to live in Andover, Ma. I nejoyed this historical novel get in colonial times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/11/2013

    " Loved it! Kathleen Kent weaves a beautiful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 11/29/2013

    " I was expecting historical fiction, thought I'd learn some British politics. Didn't expect all the sex! Once I adjusted my expectations, this was a pretty good book. Just don't expect to be able to read it in the staff work room during lunch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly Colbey | 11/21/2013

    " The prequel to The Heretic's Daughter, I was excited to read this follow up as soon as it was released, and I wasn't disappointed. The details of life for a young unmarked woman in Puritan New England and the love story between Martha and Thomas made a great read for me- I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/14/2013

    " A historical novel dealing with England nad the American Colonies in the mid 1600's. Extremely interesting period of time. It makes me very thankful that I did not live in those times. If you enjoyed the Heretic's Daughter by Ms. Kent, you most certainly will enjoy this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia | 10/10/2013

    " I have found it a little hard to follow. It took a while to really get into it. "

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

    " I liked it better than the Heretic's Daughter. It certainly helps that I identify with the protagonist. Intriguing read even though there's not much action. Keeps you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 4/10/2013

    " I enjoyed this novel that is a companion to The Heretic's Daughter. "

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

    " A little hard to get into in the beginning, but worth plowing through. A great story if you like historical fiction about Colonial New England. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/25/2012

    " This story is part political history, part spy thriller, and part love story. Nicely paced and plotted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Crossley | 3/27/2012

    " Well written story - very imaginative. Felt very connected to the characters and they do surprise you from time to time. I did feel that Kent could have brought a bit more depth of feeling to Thomas and Martha separately and when together. I will definitely pick up The Heretic's Daughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hollyutah | 1/14/2012

    " I really enjoyed this novel, although the jumping around between Massachusetts and England was a tad confusing. I feel like I should have brushed up on my Colonial era history before reading. I really liked the female protagonist, Martha, for her grit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lila | 11/13/2011

    " Historical fiction.....a story of colonial America...mystery and love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 5/21/2011

    " Kathleen Kent told the story of early Colonial life so beautifully. Her imagery was so vivid and the details really brought you into that fascinating period. Loved the character of Martha for her groundedness (if that's a word) and the tie to the back story was exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 5/15/2011

    " I enjoyed this novel that is a companion to The Heretic's Daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 5/14/2011

    " felt this book wasn't as good as the heretic's daughter but the auhtor did try to bring the early settlements of new england to life but still an enjoyable read "

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

    " Love historical fiction, although this one was more fiction than history. Overall, an interesting look at the people who settle in a town and build it from nothing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 5/9/2011

    " This book brought colonial New England to life. The subtle dance between Martha Allen and Thomas Carrier was interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 4/29/2011

    " England to America King to Cromwell "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marge | 4/29/2011

    " I couldn't put this book down--part mystery, part love story and part adventure set in colonial Massachusetts and London. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 4/14/2011

    " interesting book, but raises as many questions about the characters as it answers...
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charisse | 4/12/2011

    " Kent's The Heretic's Daughter was a much stronger book than this one. I enjoyed the author's descriptions of 17th century early America. However, she lost me with Martha.... and the wolf scene. It was an interesting trip back in time but I only give this story 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgiana | 3/28/2011

    " I thought this was a good read. It comes in time before her novel The Heretic's Daughter and is based on an actual ancestor of the author. I enjoyed it more than The Heretic's Daughter, which, if you read my review, I felt could have been a YA book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 3/24/2011

    " A good read. The pre-quel to The Heretic's Daughter. "

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About the Author
Author Kathleen Kent

Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic’s Daughter and The Traitor’s Wife. She has received the David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction. She lives in Dallas.

About the Narrator

Ellen Archer is an award-winning narrator, actress, and singer with a degree in Opera Performance from the Boston Conservatory. She has performed extensively on the New York stage and in regional theaters. She has narrated numerous audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards, as well as the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.