Review: The Running Wolf

  • Title:
    • The Running Wolf
  • Author:
    • Helen Steadman
  • Release:
    • October 8, 2021
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Richard Turner

The Running Wolf feels like being a fly on the wall in a 16 – 1700s family’s home. You hear what they hear, you see what they see and it takes you along on their journey. The characters are all well done, they feel human. They have their charms and quirks, they have their issues and desires. Each character’s dialogue, thoughts, actions, emotions, etc. all feel distinct and realistic.

Beyond that, I have little to nothing to say about it. It really didn’t evoke any thoughts, feelings, or emotions in me. I just found it to be a pleasant and interesting ride to join these characters on.

Overall, the narration was pretty good. I occasionally had trouble telling who was who at times. The lines are spoken loud and clear, and dialogue is well done, but character voices are seriously lacking in some instances. I also got sick of the narrator repeatedly saying “17o3”. O isn’t a number, it’s a letter. It’s 1703 and that will never stop annoying the hell out of me.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.


  1. Narrator here. How do you pronounce 1703? In British English it is normal to pronounce a zero efore the last number as “O”.

    1. Last I checked, O and 0 and entirely different. One is a letter and one is a number. And I’d say seventeen-zero-three, or Seventeen-three.

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