04-01-06

10hrs 23min

Abridgement

Unabridged

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Fiction/Action & Adventure

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04-01-06

10hrs 23min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Action & Adventure

Description

“Amazingly, Dunne provides lightening-fast transitions from person to person and scene to scene…Dunne and this story are perfect together. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In the heart of the California gold country, three-year-old Sarah McKensie is orphaned by a stagecoach robber and adopted and nursed by a she-wolf in this playful homage to the American tall tale.

As she matures, Sarah learns to assist her pack by contributing human tools to the hunt and, eventually, interacting with human travelers. With her best friend and pack-sister Beka at her side, Sarah becomes a local legend: the Wild Angel of the Sierras, rescuer of imperiled travelers. Her altruism is motivated by curiosity and bafflement by the settlers’ inability to perceive the world around them, as well as a passion for biscuits. A kaleidoscopic cast colors her adventures, including a brief cameo by Samuel Clemens and, of course, two hiss-worthy villains: one human, one lupine.

Praise

“Amazingly, Dunne provides lightening-fast transitions from person to person and scene to scene…Dunne and this story are perfect together. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Dunne reads flawlessly, changing her inflections for each character but never exaggerating the differences.” Kliatt

“Bernadette Dunne reads with authority…In addition to lots of action, this historical fantasy deals with the role of women and the reality of life in the West.” School Library Journal

“An engaging summer read.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Mar 31, 2006
Release Date April 1, 2006
Release Date Machine 1143849600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children/YA
Author Bio
Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy has won numerous awards for her science fiction and fantasy writing, including the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the World Fantasy Award. When not writing science fiction, she writes for the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s museum of science, art, and human perception. She lives in San Francisco.

Narrator Bio
Bernadette Dunne

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

In the heart of the California gold country, three-year-old Sarah McKensie is orphaned by a stagecoach robber and adopted and nursed by a she-wolf in this playful homage to the American tall tale.

As she matures, Sarah learns to assist her pack by contributing human tools to the hunt and, eventually, interacting with human travelers. With her best friend and pack-sister Beka at her side, Sarah becomes a local legend: the Wild Angel of the Sierras, rescuer of imperiled travelers. Her altruism is motivated by curiosity and bafflement by the settlers’ inability to perceive the world around them, as well as a passion for biscuits. A kaleidoscopic cast colors her adventures, including a brief cameo by Samuel Clemens and, of course, two hiss-worthy villains: one human, one lupine.

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