Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy, Read by Saskia Maarleveld
A Paean to the Majesty of Wolves
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Saskia Maarleveld narrates Charlotte McConaghy’s novel, Once There Were Wolves, a paean to the majesty of wolves. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss Saskia’s skills with enlivening the characters, Scottish and Australian both, who inhabit this emotionally heavy and intriguing tale. Head biologist Inti Flynn is an Australian scientist with touch synesthesia, a sensory disorder that causes her to feel any pain she witnesses. Maarleveld captures both her accent and the tension that lurks in her psyche. Inti is working to reintroduce 14 wolves into the wilds of Scotland to restore the remote forest environments, but the locals are not exactly pleased, and there is a suspicious death in the woods.
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