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Summary

Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves. 

It should have been enough. 

And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack...and won. 

Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them. 

But time is running out. Something is coming. And this time, it’s crawling from within. 

Some bonds, no matter how strong, were made to be broken.

©2018 Dreamspinner Press (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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Amazing series

A well written story with and interesting  concept.  The characters are likeable and the narration is very good.

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good and heartbreaking

I loved the first book in the series, but this just breaks my heart and then heals it to be shocked with the end! Brilliant. And props to Kirt for his accents!💖

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Amazing

I laugh, I cried, I couldn't go asleep until I finished it
Wonderful emotional tale of a witch , his pack and his wolf. Learning the difference between choices forced upon us and choices we make.

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Lost For Words!

Just fantastic! I really find it hard to say anything more!
This is definitely in my top 5 books of all time.

The whole series is great - the first book (Wolfsong) was great, loved it. This book has surpassed the first. Next is book 3 ‘Heartsong’.

If it’s anything like this, and probably then some, I’m going to be on tenterhooks waiting for ’Brothersong’ to be released on Audible.

This series of books is just magnificent, and if you like fantasy fiction with werewolves, witches and plenty sass, you will love this series too.

I highly recommend this and guarantee satisfaction!

The narration by Kirt Graves is excellently performed, each character brought to life with such feeling and empathy, it just hits you.
I’d be very surprised to hear if someone didn’t shed a tear in parts of the story, just excellent performance.

Definitely worth 5 stars across the board!!

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emotional, brilliant story

A truly fantastic story, perfectly narrated. Very emotive, tugging at the heartstringd. can't wait for book 3

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dirt and leaves and rain

I didnt expect to love this book as much as the first one since I was too attached to Ox and wanted him to remain the narrator.
However I now understand why it was necessary to switch and I grew to love Gordo as much as Ox.
The first half of the book that was mainly talking about past events was amazing and adorable and heartbreaking. The love story was very strong.
The performance was once more INCREADIBLE this is my favourite audiobook narrator. He truly understands the narrative and his performance is flawless.
My only tiny complain is that the book seemed to never end. I struggled to go through the last 3 hours. But all in all I did listen to it under two weeks which is quick enough considering its size.
I am so looking forward to the next 2 books of the series.
This writer is truly a genius and the books are so lyrical and beautiful and magical.
Like candycane and pinecones. Epic and Awesome.

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Fabulous

Now this book is a slow burner and I struggled with the first seven chapters. However, as the book picked up the pace I can see they were essential in gaining an understanding of Gordo the man by knowing Gordo the boy. As well as a deeper knowldge of the Bennett pack.
This is a book of much sadness and rage at the same time containing much that is beautiful. It is not simply a book about good versus evil as both humans and wolves are more complex than that. There is much that will pain you but also much to uplift you.
I would argue that it is essential to have read the first book, Wolfsong. I enjoyed this book more perhaps because some gaps were filled in and knowing this story cannot end here.
Lastly, TJ Klune's prose and Kurt Graves' narration is a match made in heaven.

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Outstanding

Kirt Graves again brings TJ’s wonderful wolf story to life with his myriad of talent.

I was gripped the whole way through...

An audio orgasm 😬

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Pure brilliance

Sometimes there are moments of pure brilliance when a great author and a great narrator collaborate to make an audio story more than the sum of its parts. Ravensong (and Wolfsong too) is one of these rare occurrences - it’s a beautiful tale full of complex characters and emotion, and Kirt’s narration elevates all is this and brings it to life in a way I don’t think any other narrator could achieve. Pure brilliance.

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Really drew me into the story

I am always astonished by how varied TJ Klune’s books are. This series is completely different to any of the other books I’ve listened to by them. This story slowly hooked me in and got me more and more absorbed until I was really sad when it was over. The rating slowly crept up in my mind during that time. It’s so thoroughly thought out in terms of plot and characters, and the slightly odd use of language went from being odd and distracting at the start, to strangely endearing by the time the book finished. Really looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • N Florida
  • 07-12-18

As good as it gets

Just finished listening to Ravensong and was not disappointed. Will begin my second listen in a few hours. As this is a long book and I'm impatient, I listened the first time with no breaks. I did fall asleep as it is long but having read the book I was able to pick up the storyline easily. This next time I will take breaks when feeling tired. TJ Klune captures the characters of this world and is true and consistent with each one. He spends a remarkable story of friend, family, and why you should surround yourself with your own made family either by relation of blood or by bond. Kirt Graves is one of my favorite narrators. I have listen to all the books he has graced us with his voice. When TJ completes the 3rd book I hope he sticks with Kirt as the narrator. It would be a shame and disservice to his fans if he doesn't. I'm not a believer in rehashing the story beyond the editors notes and sometimes it does the book a disadvantage in doing so. My recommendation is to read the books in order beginning with Wolfsong then Ravensong. Then listen to both.

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  • DayBreak
  • 24-05-19

Why? Take the hand?

TJ why? Why take the hand? Once I heard that part I felt like giving up on the rest of the book. You could've had the knife hit any other part. You even wrote that he over shot in grabbing the wrist. Hell it could've went thru the forearm or even something else. But no you took his dang hand. I love the rest of your books. But that one part ruined this book for me and even the next ones. Cause the person you took the hand of needs it for what they do. Personally and professionally and even for what they do within the pack. I know you probably never will ever read this since the books been out for awhile or you never read reviews about your own works. Maybe just maybe you'll see this and decide to explain.

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  • Kevin Wesley
  • 06-12-18

Top notch

Perfect definition of a sequel. I actually like this book better than the first. The first had some parts that dragged, but this one just flows. It does well complementing and advancing the overall story. Can't wait for the next!

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  • Julia Fedorov
  • 14-12-18

Good but...

Alright, I have to say any points knocked off was because of the author's ×3 fetish. essentially, the "I/He/She/They said '-insert emotional repetitive phrase here' " thing along with the word×3 thing. It IS a very successful technique but the author over-uses it both here and in other series and that dilutes the impact. I DO like it but it is seriously overused to the point of being essentially the only reason stars were lost. The story is excellent and unique, the reading is excellent, but the overuse of dramatic technique has broken me enough to leave a review about it. On the plus side it seems to overuse the technique less than the previous book, but seriously. The author needs to edit their repetitive dramatics because those don't work nearly as well once they become tedious and happen approximately once every 30 minutes.

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  • Amanda
  • 10-12-18

ANOTHER HOME RUN!!!

This series continues to leave me speechless. Every time I think it couldn’t possibly get better TJ surprises me yet again! Never has a series resonated with me the way this one does. I feel like I’m personal friends with each of the characters that TJ has created and let’s not forget Kirt! If I could give him more than 5 stars I would! He does an amazing job of bringing each character to life. I feel as though I just watched a movie not read a book! I’m so excited for the next installment! Bravo TJ! Bravo!

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  • Hannah
  • 09-12-18

beautiful

I totally, totally love the book. Its pretty painful. but I love angst. haha.
kirt graves is perfection, as well.
so.. yeah.. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK, LIKE, RIGHT NOW.
/CRAZY LAUGHS
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  • Katty
  • 13-08-19

too much alluding and jumping around

similar voices for everybody so seems like 1 long run on sentence that I have to keep going back and deciphering who said what. jumps randomly to the past so difficult to figure out who is doing what and why. just a jumbled mess. heck on my adhd.

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  • Pup Cerberus
  • 05-06-19

6 hours of story

a lot of my issues with the first book continued into the second. so many word. repeated and repeated. unhealthy relationships romanticized, but what really annoyed me was the change to characters/already established plots. retconning. idk maybe the second time I listen it will be different but idk. the end was sort of guessed. I generally like klunes work but this series is a miss with me. narrator did a good job.

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  • Kathleen
  • 09-01-19

I loved Wolfsong with all my heart. But this one?

1.5 stars

Who the hell takes 10 days to listen to an audiobook? Someone who constantly put it down in disgust or boredom or was afraid her eyes would get stuck because she rolled them so often. I put it to bed this afternoon at 90%. After 10 days I couldn’t take it anymore. "That's a long wait for a train don't come."

Sophomoric/lazy writing, repetitive, frustrating, depressing, far too long, and flat-out exhausting. We never really get to see all this magical power the author has endowed on Gordo (who was truly unlikable for most of this book), and that felt like a betrayal. It felt like Gordo couldn't have protected himself if he'd had a fully-loaded M16 and a backup rocket launcher. What fight scenes there were... terribly disappointing. The primary antagonist (a hunter) was truly a sanctimonious caricature of villainy. Her religious, self-righteous speeches in the audiobook made me want to find an ice pick for my ears.

I think the author made a mistake writing this book (narrated by Gordo) with the same clipped, simplistic, repetitive language and cadence he used in Wolfsong. It worked brilliantly for Ox, but it doesn’t work here. This isn't the way I pictured Gordo speaking, thinking, or acting. And since I listened only to the audio version of the story, I have to add a similar comment about narrator Kirt/Kurt Graves who also performed Wolfsong. He was a good choice for that story, but he was absolutely the wrong voice actor for this book. His limited vocal range and monotonic delivery really showed here. Even in present day, almost everyone sounded like teenagers. Some sounded drunk, drugged, or mentally challenged.

I feel bereft, as I loved Wolfsong with all my heart. Even the few awesome moments in this story will never encourage me to read on in the series. No more Green Creek. No more Tj Klune.

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  • Jeremy B.
  • 25-12-18

Can't even wait until book 3!!

Loved it. I was surprised how much I loved the first book since I was a wolf novel virgin. But now I'm hooked. Super immersive stories and excellent narration.

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