True Grit meets The Road in this postapocalyptic psychological thriller--narrated by a young girl who has just learned that her adopted father may be a serial killer, and that she may be his next victim. Everything Elka knows of the world she learned from the man she calls father, the solitary hunter who took her under his wing when she was just seven years old. He has taught her how to shoot, track, set snares, and start fires-all the skills she needs to survive in a frozen, lawless land where civilization has been destroyed and men are at the mercy of the elements and each other. But the man Elka thought she knew so well is harboring a terrible secret. He's a killer. A monster. And now that Elka knows the truth, she too is in danger. Armed with nothing but her knife and the survival skills he's taught her, Elka makes her escape and sets out on a journey to the frozen north in the hope of finding her long-lost parents. But judging by the trail of blood and bodies dogging her footsteps, daddy won't be letting his little girl go without a fight. If Elka's going to survive, she'll have to turn and confront not just him, but the truth about what he's turned her into. The Wolf Road is an intimate, cat-and-mouse tale of justice and revenge, played out against a vast, unforgiving landscape--told by an unforgettable, tough-as-nails young heroine whose struggle to escape the terrors of her past and rejoin humanity are at once horrifying and heartbreaking.
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"Narration Amy McFadden gives voice to Elka in this apocalyptic thriller. Elka is an uneducated, tough young woman growing up in the wild with a hunter she calls Trapper. When she discovers he's a murderer, Elka flees. But Trapper isn't about to let her go that easily. While McFadden does an excellent job projecting the story's tone of desolation and doom, she misses the essence of Elka's character. As dramatized through her words and actions, Elka is a rough, hardened, illiterate protagonist with myriad flaws and no polish. The jarring discrepancy between character and delivery constantly reminds the listener of McFadden's presence. The plot is exciting, but, sadly, the narration is lacking. J.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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