Narrated By: Jayme Mattler
Duration: 8 hours and 53 minutes
What to expect
‘A cracking futuristic adventure, told with pace and panache and packed with vivid, shiver-inducing description’ Daily Mail
‘Read this in one sitting. DEEPLY satisfying.’ Lucy Mangan
Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth.
Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive
Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As memories of her old life haunt her, she has been forced to forge ahead in the snow-covered Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap to survive.
But her fragile existence is about to be shattered. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who sets in motion a chain of events that will force Lynn to fulfill a destiny she never imagined.
Station Eleven meets The Girl With All The Gifts in a powerful speculative book club read.
Modern & contemporary fiction
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‘Lynn is an intriguing heroine in a compelling environment. When the novel sends her off into the wilderness, it sings…’ Sci-Fi Now
‘With elements of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and TV's ‘The Walking Dead,’ the book gets off to a gripping start, blending visceral thrills with existential reflections….A stylishly written debut by a novelist to keep an eye on…..’ Kirkus Reviews
‘An exciting, fast-paced tale…Johnson is an excellent storyteller; the novel is full of action, suspense, and plot twists as the resilient characters fight for survival in a harsh winter wilderness.’ Publishers Weekly
‘If Jack London had written a post-apocalyptic, coming-of-age thriller, it might read something like this. Curl up with The Wolves of Winter by a warm fire, and set aside a day, because this is great, absorbing fiction, with one of the most appealing protagonists I’ve ever encountered. It deserves the widest possible audience.’ Blake Crouch, author of the New York Times bestselling Dark Matter and the internationally bestselling Wayward Pines Trilogy
‘This is fiction at its best: a gripping plot, imagery that arrests and illuminates, and characters that will haunt you well beyond the closing of the book…’Jill Alexander Essbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Hausfrau
‘I read The Wolves of Winter in one sitting because I couldn't stand to put it down. Gripping, fierce, and a sobering ‘what if’ for our unsure times, this fast-moving debut allies a Katniss Everdeen with a Jason Bourne, lands them in a post-apocalyptic nuclear winter, sets some serious bad guys on their tails, and never lets up.’ Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June
‘With The Wolves of Winter, Johnson has created a stark, brutal and all too believable new world.…A brilliant book, I loved it.’ Beth Lewis, author of The Wolf Road