Audio Review | Wolfsong by TJ Klune

Wolfsong.jpgWolfsong by TJ Klune
Narrator: Kirt Graves
Green Creek #1
Urban Fantasy M/M
Listening Length: 18 hours and 40 minutes
Print Book Review

About the Book: Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.

Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.

Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.

It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

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Before I begin talking about the Wolfsong audio book, I have to confess I haven’t actually finished it yet.  This is in no way a reflection of the audio.  It is however a strong indication of how emotional this story gets me.  I’m right up to where everything goes wrong, and frankly I’m just not ready to have my heart broken again.  I just don’t want to put off talking about Kirt Graves narration, and I think I’ve listened to more than enough to form an informed opinion.

My opinion is, after adapting to Mr Graves style I decided I really liked him.  It did take me some time to warm up to him though.  I don’t know if it was because I’d just finished Carry the Ocean, but Kirt Graves different voices mostly blended together.  Or, maybe it was more that they didn’t stand out, with only two exceptions.  I really loved the voices for Gordo and for Kelly.  Graves gave Gordo the rough brokenness necessary to picture his character, and he made me see Kelly with an individual authenticity I didn’t get when reading about him.  In the book, Kelly’s gentler personality was overshadowed by the powerhouse characters that surround him.  However, in the audio book Kirt Graves brought TJ’s amazing character to life.  I loved his sarcasm and dry humor.  I loved how quietly happy he seemed when he was giving everyone a hard time.  He was just amazing.  Kelly’s audio book is going to be awesome.

I know I have to finish the audio, and I will.  I know if I can get through the sadness things will get better again.  I want to listen to Kirt Graves read me Ox and Joe falling in love.  I also intend to finish this audio book before Ravensong comes out, because again Gordo’s voice was amazing!

  Audio Rating: 4-feathers

Thank you to Dreamspinner for providing an audio copy in exchange for an honest review.


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