Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause audiobook

Blood and Chocolate

By Annette Curtis Klause
Read by Alyssa Bresnahan

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Vivian Gandalon is a teen-aged werewolf with problems. Her father, the pack leader, was killed in a fire, and so the pack is in disarray. The young male members of the squabbling pack howl for her, but still she feels alienated and alone. To be more than human is a lonely thing. Vivian longs to have friends and fit in at school. She yearns to escape her legacy of violence and forbidden appetites, but the beast within her longs for something elementally deep and rich. She glories in her ability to change from woman to wolf. How can she choose between being human or beast? She fiercely hopes that her relationship with a kind and sensitive meat-boy, a human, will help her find some answers. Talented narrator Alyssa Bresnahan casts a spell over listeners as she becomes the beautiful and sensuous young werewolf princess. This suspenseful, haunting, and magical tale is best read by the light of the full moon.

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Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Vivian Gandalon is a teen-aged werewolf with problems. Her father, the pack leader, was killed in a fire, and so the pack is in disarray. The young male members of the squabbling pack howl for her, but still she feels alienated and alone. To be more than human is a lonely thing. Vivian longs to have friends and fit in at school. She yearns to escape her legacy of violence and forbidden appetites, but the beast within her longs for something elementally deep and rich. She glories in her ability to change from woman to wolf. How can she choose between being human or beast? She fiercely hopes that her relationship with a kind and sensitive meat-boy, a human, will help her find some answers. Talented narrator Alyssa Bresnahan casts a spell over listeners as she becomes the beautiful and sensuous young werewolf princess. This suspenseful, haunting, and magical tale is best read by the light of the full moon.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“With the darkly sexy prose and suspenseful storytelling that gave such luster to The Silver Kiss, Klause lures readers into the politics of the pack, their forbidden desire for human flesh, and the coming of age of their future queen…Most will find this sometimes bloody tale as addictive as chocolate.” Publishers Weekly
“From the smoke- and panic-filled opening scene in which Vivian and her werewolf pack are driven out of their home, listeners will be seduced by this tale and by Bresnahan’s outstanding narration. Enthralling is not too strong a word to describe Klause’s story of a beautiful teenaged werewolf who finds herself irresistibly drawn to a human boy. Bresnahan reads the deliciously sensual story with relish, inhabiting even the smallest roles. Klause’s language is full of words with double meanings suggestive of the werewolves’ dual nature. Bresnahan conveys the quick, sharp yelps of the young males and the low-throated snarls of females vying for dominance in a manner that expresses their wolf selves while still preserving their human qualities. Her naturalness allows these supernatural creatures to feel credible. Adolescent listeners will devour this, regretting that they are only human.” AudioFile
“Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame. Blood and Chocolate is a masterpiece of adolescent angst wrapped in wolf’s clothing, and its lovely, sensuous taste is sure to be sweet on the teenage tongue.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“This violent, sexy novel is a seamless, totally convincing blend of fantasy and reality that can be read as feminist fiction, as smoldering romance, as a rites of passage novel, or as a piercing reflection on human nature…Klause’s imagery is magnetic, and her language fierce, rich, and beautiful…Passion and philosophy dovetail superbly in this powerful, unforgettable novel.” Booklist (starred review)
“This tightly woven story is another superb title from a rising author…Hard to imagine it being any better written.” VOYA
“Delicious and smooth, like chocolate, but only a good novel, like good chocolate, is this satisfying.” School Library Journal
“Extrapolating brilliantly from wolf and werewolf lore, Klause creates a complex plot, fueled by politics, insanity, intrigue, sex, blood lust, and adolescent longings, and driven by a set of vividly scary creatures to a blood-curdling climax.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Annette Curtis Klause

Author Bio: Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause was born in Bristol, England, and moved to the United States when she was a teenager. As a child she spouted such fanciful ideas that her peers thought she was an oddity. Having an imagination turned out to be valuable—she grew up to become a storyteller. Annette currently lives in the Maryland suburbs with her husband and six cats. Three are from SiameseRescue.org, but none are actually Siamese twins—although one is the fastest cat on three legs and another likes to balance on top of the scratching post like a circus cat. Annette still works full-time as a children’s librarian. Bouncing around like a giant bunny during preschool storytime is just another way of being paid to be odd, she says.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.60
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English