Wild Angel

By Pat Murphy
Read by Bernadette Dunne

10.37 Hours 04/01/2006 unabridged
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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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Summary

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Winner of the 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Amazingly, Dunne provides lightening-fast transitions from person to person and scene to scene, providing continuity between characters and painting the colorful action. Dunne and this story are perfect together.” 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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Author

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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Runtime: 10.37
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English