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Shadow of the Wolf Audiobook

Shadow of the Wolf

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Publisher's Summary

The first book of the trilogy, Shadow of the Wolf, is set in Sherwood Forest in medieval England. In it, Tim Hall presents a Robin Hood more heroic and horrific than ever before: a 14-year-old blind, ruthless assassin and elemental creature of the forest, hell-bent on a mission to avenge his father's death and the brutal abduction of his soul mate, Marian. It is a breathtakingly original - and utterly compelling - retelling of the Robin Hood legend.

©2014 Tim Hall (P)2014 Audible Studios

What the Critics Say

"My favourite YA book of 2014 (so far and I can't imagine anyone topping it). I thought this was going to be a YA fantasy book but I'm not sure what it is, which is why I love it. Beautiful writing, a stunning mix of action and mystical folklore. A brilliant story."(Sally Green, author of Half Bad)

"It's dark and violent, a gory fantasy mash-up with Game of Thrones and X-Men in its DNA...Tim Hall clearly has talent - the setup is great...The book ends on a cliff-hanger, so there's clearly a sequel to come."(The Guardian)

"Forget everything you've ever heard about Robin Hood - this novel portrays a Robin like we've never seen him before. Astonishingly good." (The Sun, selected as a summer read and awarded 5 out of 5 stars)

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    Darren 15/01/2015
    Darren 15/01/2015 Member Since 2016

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    "Great narrator. Tedious story"

    First off, the narrator is brilliant and manages to give each character such a distinct voice that I struggled to believe that it was all done by one person. However, the text itself is so frustrating that I didn't enjoy it. I simply didn't understand why Robin would give everything up and leave the Keep to go find Marion - and I found all that 'our fates are entwined; you are me and I am you' guff really irritating. Infuriatingly, the bit I enjoyed most was when Robin was training to be a knight - and was really annoyed when he left to go chase after some spoiled little rich girl.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doll house addict 26/11/2014

    Artist and miniaturist - I make tiny flowers and plants for collectors' dolls' houses, and sell them on Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/Marianne26)

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    "Disappointing"

    I am struggling with this one - it may be the first audiobook I don't finish, and that's surprising because it promised to be just the sort of novel I enjoy. But it seems slow and the characters don't engage me. It's a pity because the narration was very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    georgie 23/11/2014
    georgie 23/11/2014 Member Since 2012
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    "A bit wishy washy"

    I'm sure some people will love the form of this story, but for me it was too ethereal and wishy washy. I'm not sure the narration helped either as although Joe Jameson did a good job of giving the characters individual voices, some of them really grated - especially that of Marion, who really just came across as a spoilt brat most of the time, and I was left wondering why Robin kept chasing after her. I also felt many of the themes of the story were never adequately explained, leaving me with a poor understanding of many of the characters motivations.
    I kept listening to the end, hoping that the various threads would come together, but they never really did.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs Swindon, United Kingdom 15/08/2014
    Mrs Swindon, United Kingdom 15/08/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "well written and read. great story"
    Would you listen to Shadow of the Wolf again? Why?

    I have already listened to this audio book twice!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Unpredictable... although this story has been told many times, I've never read it from this angle.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom 23/07/2014
    William COLWYN BAY, United Kingdom 23/07/2014 Member Since 2016

    24 year Old Brit with a Passion for Fantasy, historical fiction and Sci-fi.. and dragons . I like Dragons. Also Dyslexic so apolagise

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    "After ten hours I give in."
    What disappointed you about Shadow of the Wolf?

    While detailed and descriptive not much happens , its all very woe is I, self pity and stupid frustrating decisions.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Hall again?

    If he wrote a book which had better pace Id have a Listen. I just couldn't finish this slow, tedious, book. Imagine a teenage girl shouting no one understands me and stamping her foot while every adult rolls their eyes and sighs. that feeling you get when you sigh at that point is how I felt for the majority of this book. that's what this book is.


    What aspect of Joe Jameson’s performance might you have changed?

    Actually the Narrator was good, his script was the issue


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the one bit where ( spoiler alert) he was in the keep learning how to fight that was entertaining. then he (sigh) runs off after a girl throwing away his life of four years and abandoning his mates.


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you have a gushing fountain of emotion and pity don't listen , its not worth the frustration.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John Stephen Wilson 28/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A great re-imagining of a much loved story"

    It's better if you don't read the blurb too closely. Alternatively buy now and listen later when you've forgotten about it. All you need to know is that it is the story of Robin Hood - but not as you know it! A story that re-visits past events doesn't seem tedious to me but rather it feels like parts of the story are coming together. The narration is superb. I look forward to hearing the remaining books in the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CarrieO Nottinghamshire, England 01/03/2015
    CarrieO Nottinghamshire, England 01/03/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "More Magic to the Myth of Robin and Marion"

    This is a completely original retelling of the story of Robin Hood and Maid Marion. It opens by telling you that nothing you have previously heard about Robin Hood is true, and from there a truly captivating story enfolds starting with Robin as a seven year old boy and as it progresses you feel almost as though you grow and learn with Robin. The story is very well narrated. I originally got this book in one of the three for two offers. I've always enjoyed the Robin Hood legend so thought I would give it a try, and am really glad I did. I will certainly be looking for more books by Tim Hall in the future, and not just as my 'get one free' selection!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    gail 06/09/2014
    gail 06/09/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Confusing"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Nothing


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    None


    Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

    No


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    Silly female high pitched voice


    Do you have any additional comments?

    This is a book that is confusing in explaining plot by audio

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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