The Last Werewolf (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.9 • 10 Ratings
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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

Then she opened her mouth to scream—and recognised me. It was what I’d been waiting for. She froze. She looked into my eyes. She said, “It’s you.”

Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you’d never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you—and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.

Jake’s depression has carried him to the point where he is actually contemplating suicide—even if it means terminating a legend thousands of years old. It would seem to be easy enough for him to end everything. But for very different reasons there are two dangerous groups pursuing him who will stop at nothing to keep him alive.

Here is a powerful, definitive new version of the werewolf legend—mesmerising and incredibly sexy. In Jake, Glen Duncan has given us a werewolf for the twenty-first century—a man whose deeds can only be described as monstrous but who is in some magical way deeply human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

Robin Sachs
hr min
July 12
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

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This audiobook is the most awesome "read" I've enjoyed in many a (full) moon. A thoroughly modern take on the werewolf story, with a smart, culturally savvy and super-perceptive were-dude who's equal parts literate mind, gourmand, a lady killer, a canny observer of human nature, and, it turns out, a sensitive soul. As if the breadth of historical, cultural and pop-pyschological references weren't entertaining enough, the battle between irony and belief, cynicism and idealism that pervades this narration takes it well beyond anything the jejune writing in tween fluff like Twilight has to offer; indeed, it's significantly more detailed, authentic and perceptive about human nature than even Rice's Vampire books, which often fall flat on that account. Oh, and the psycho-sexual and primal feasting moments of the book are, well. . . . staggeringly wrought. Add to this Robin Sach's super-hip, dead cool, darkly witty, and dazzling narration—which I would argue is the single best audiobook performance since Laurie Anderson's read of Don Dellio's The Body Artist—and you have the makings of an audiobook classic. A "must-listen," if you will. Get this, and know what it means to howl at the moon, now and forever. . . .

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I absolutely love this book so much.

I come back to it every couple years. So many turns of phrase are so perfect. And so many scenes are just gruesome and horrifying and exciting: it’s that combination that really pushes the boundaries of who ty think you are. I love it.

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