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Raised by Wolves

By: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Narrated by: Eileen Stevens
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Publisher's Summary

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, 15-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs. But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

©2010 Jennifer Lynn Barnes (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful

When I looked at this book on Audible.com I was very cautious at buying it - but my Daughter was more eager than any teen could imagine. She is werewolf crazy! She listened to it all in one day while it took me a few. The beginning was a little slow but as I got into it, I couldn't help but be at the edge of my seat! The author and the narrator were amazing. The end of the story was far from disappointing. This book is meant for all age groups and audiences. I would recommend it for anyone!

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Enjoyable listen.

We enjoyed parts of the story and other parts we just couldn’t wrap ourselves around. The story revolves around a girl named Bronwyn (Bryn) who was raised by a pack of werewolves. She seems like a typical teen, but has extra restrictions on her because she is around a bunch of werewolves all the time.

We enjoyed her training and learning to fight. We also enjoyed her interaction with Chase. We loved the baby werewolves. In most werewolf stories, you don’t have the baby werewolves born with the ability to change, so that was a fun part of the story.

So, one of the major things we couldn’t wrap ourselves around is the punishment dished out on this girl for disobeying pack rules. Sorry, even for an adult, being beaten until you’re almost dead is a bit extreme.

One of the other major things we couldn’t wrap ourselves around was the ending. I am not going to spoil it here for anyone, but we just couldn’t accept the ending. She is human, she will always be human therefore the ending just couldn’t be accepted.

We think Eileen Stevens had an age appropriate voice for the main character, but the male characters seemed to sound almost all the same.

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Young adult

Maybe I'm just a little tired of werewolves.
This isn't a bad story, but I think it is most suitable for teenagers and early twenties.

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I tried...

I hardly made it to the middle of the book and I'm not one to leave a book (or audiobook) without finishing it. Maybe I shouldn't be writing this. But I need a reminder of some kind about the narrator (Miss Stevens). It was awful! The voices were ridiculous, maybe she thought she was reading for very, very small children.
And the story? I won't even go there.

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This will be a RE-listener!!

This was the first "wolf" book I listened to. I have everything else and I thought I would use this as something "new". I LOVED IT!! It kept me on my toes and I loved the twists it had in it. The middle of the book was awesome and the end is even more better!! Can't wait for the next book. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who just wants to "try out" a wolf series. And also check out Patricia Briggs "Hunting Ground" and "Cry Wolf" and "Alpha and Omega" for more wolf books.

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What a pleasant surprise!

I purchased this book knowing nothing about the author, narrator, or series, but because it was on sale. I am so happy that I did. I'm not a huge fan of YA books, but this one was quite well done. The narrator does a great job of conveying the emotions of the characters. The best thing about this book was the twist the author threw in. I thought I saw where she was going with the story, but I completely underestimated her. I was as shocked and surprised as the main character. I highly recommend this one to fans of werewolves and YA lit.

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Couldn't finish

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Young readers. I think I might have outgrown this one by 14 or 15 at the most.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Lynn Barnes again?

Probably not.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her male voices were pretty odd. And she did not have much expression. She mispronounced a couple of words.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Raised by Wolves?

I found the whole first part to be a bore - middle school rants against parents rules went on and on and on. Not much of a plot all that time - no action. Should have condensed it. I did not listen past the first hour and a half. And I like YA books most of the time, if they are good ones.

Any additional comments?

Author doesn't understand what irony is - misused it. At that point, I shut it off.

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The One That Almost Got Away

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would. It's a new telling of a story that's been around for a while and I loved it.

What did you like best about this story?

It kept surprising me. It involved me. It entertained me. These are the qualities I value most in ANY book.

What does Eileen Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The emotional qualities Eileen Stevens brings are different from the way I would have read it and that is part of what was so surprising, and ultimately entertaining to me.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When "our heroine" started using her own special power.

Any additional comments?

I headlined this review "The One That Almost Got Away" because of the title of the book I almost didn't read it because of the title. I didn't take away any "stars" because I liked everything else THAT much.

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AMAZING!!! <3

This book is AMAZING i have never read such an amazing book i can read it again and again and never get tired of it <3 i love this book and if u get it u won't regret it ever i can promise u that <3

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A unique werewolf story

I love this book. I love how different it is. I love how Brynn is a human being raised around werewolves. It’s so much more different than your typical werewolf story for teens. I love how Brynn doesn’t always follow the rules, but she knows when it is better for everyone to do so. I think Jennifer Lynn Barnes did a good job with this book. I also love how you can read this as a standalone. It is a series, but this book does not really end on a cliffhanger. If you don’t want to move on with the story you don’t have to. You can just enjoy this as a standalone.

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  • Nadia
  • 10-13-10

excellent

I was caught up in this story pretty much from the start. Told in the first person from the point of view of the heroine, Raised By Wolves is the story of Bryn, a human girl brought up by a werewolf pack. The author brings Bryn's voice across perfectly, and the reader is soon immersed in the dinamic's of pack life and the struggle of one girl to gain independence in a culture where the alpha's word is law. Raised By Wolves is not like the usual paranormal teen romance, which, insidentally, I love. It's a compelling tale of loyalty, friendship, self discovery and betrayal, and above all, a person's struggle to do what is right. Bryn is a strong heroine that any woman of any age can love. The werewolf genre is not perhaps as prolific as the vampire genre, but I believe this is one of the better additions. Bring on the sequel!

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  • Aleksandra G
  • 07-14-20

Loved it

This is the second time I’m reading this book - though this is my first time doing it through audible. Coming to this book after years, I love it just as much as I loved it then. 100% recommend it to anyone who loves this genre. This is definitely something I will read again and again and again. The narration was flawless too, and only added to the overall absolutely amazing experience of the book.