The Loop

CD - unabridged
Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: C2936
Released: Dec 20, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419321146
Narrator/s: John Bedford Lloyd
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Description

Stirring wilderness scenes, bittersweet romance, and environmental politics fill this second novel by the best-selling author of The Horse Whisperer. Set amid the pine-covered slopes of the Rocky Mountains, The Loop offers an inspiring look at natural cycles and humanity's place ". in a loop as ancient and immutable as the moon ." Hope, Montana is a ranching town whose roads were once paved in wolf skulls. When a pack of wolves returns to the area and livestock begin to turn up dead, Hope's legacy of wolf-hating is reignited. It is up to biologist Helen Ross, called in to collar and monitor the wolves, to uphold their legally-protected status. Helen soon finds herself in the middle of a war zone, but among the growing ranks of hostile ranchers and militant environmentalists, unlikely allies and a tender new love appear. Like the howl of the wolf, The Loop's vivid imagery and powerful message will linger in listeners' minds. John Bedford Lloyd's lively narration further intensifies the drama of this fast-paced story.

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Professional reviews

"John Bedford Lloyd doesn't just read the new Nicholas Evans wolf novel, he brings it to life without once hitting a false note. Lloyd doesn't send his voice comically high for the women or drop it absurdly for the cattlemen they marry and then grow to despise, yet we always know who's speaking. This crystal clear production draws us deep into the intricate plot as did its enormously successful predecessor, The Horse Whisperer. This escapist novel dramatizes the conflicts between men and wild animals, and between men and women, who are sometimes also wild. Will the wolf kill the baby boy? Will the rancher kill the baby wolf? Will the beautiful Helen Ross find love? B.H.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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