Author: TJ Klune
Narrator: Kirt Graves
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/05/2016
Length: 18 hours 40 minutes
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
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.
Ok… so this might not be the most coherent review as I fangirl all over it… it was AMAZING. It was candy canes, pinecones, epic and awesome! I was hooked from the first chapter and it went immediately to my favourites shelf.
TJ’s words were lyrical; what more can you expect from a book called Wolfsong? It had a rhythm and cadence that carried me through. Although many thoughts and phrases are repeated often, it only serves to cement the feelings contained within. He had unique way of showing the passage of time and conveying certain information.
There is a huge cast of characters and they all lived between the pages, each one unique and adding to the story. I loved them all, but Ox most of all.
I cried. I haven’t cried over a book like that in a long time. It was more than just tears. I sobbed, both in happiness and grief. There is pain in this book: deep pain, pain of loss, pain of betrayal. But, there is also joy, and love, and family. So much family. The characters hurt one another, but they weren’t let off the hook. They had to earn their forgiveness.
The romance was epic. The gradual build up and the final culmination were so satisfying. I was so glad for the epilogue that I listened to it twice. Wolfsong was not heavy on the sex but the few scenes were the best I’ve read from TJ and fully served the story.
READ or LISTEN to this book. I recommend listening to it. Even though it is long it is so worth it. Love, love, love this book!
This is the first time I’ve listened to Kirt Graves, but it won’t be my last. He did such a good job conveying emotion and giving each character their own voice. He transitioned the voices from youth to adulthood perfectly. I wanted to lock myself in my room for 18 hours just to listen to the book in peace and get carried away. I believe his narration enhanced the story emensely.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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