Wild Country Audiobook by Anne Bishop (REVIEW)

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Review of: Wild Country Audiobook
Anne Bishop

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On March 17, 2019
Last modified:March 16, 2019


Wild Country Audiobook

By: Anne Bishop

Narrated by: Alexandra Harris

Published by: Penguin Audio 03/05/2019

Wild Country (The World of the Others #2) by Anne Bishop read by Alexandra Harris

Wild Country Audiobook Sample

Wild Country Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

This is a favorite series of mine. I was in the middle of another book that I was enjoying, but had to stop to fit this book into my queue immediately. That is just the way it is for this series and me.

So this book starts off with an author’s note about the timeline. This book, chronologically, takes place before Lake Silence and overlaps with Etched in Bone. There are some scenes from Etched in Bone that are mentioned in this story.

So, here we have the terra indigene living in Bennett. They have decided that the want to allow humans to return to this town and keep it running, but it will be controlled by the terra indigene. They work with the Lakeside Courtyard to find humans who have the skills that are needed and are vetted before they are given papers to move to Bennett. However, there are humans who show up without going through that vetting process.

This was an interesting story. We get to meet new terra indigene, mostly sanguinati and wolves. There are also birds, but we don’t get to know them really well. There were hawks, eagles, ravens and more. There were also the Simple Life folks, intuits and regular old humans. Also a panther and coyote. We also learn that Snakeguard exist, but we don’t meet any in this story. There are more, but I don’t want to give everything away.

I really enjoyed this story. I liked the characters that we get to meet. I liked learning more about the intuits and their abilities. I’m still amazed after what happened to humans after The Humans First and Last group did, they are still dumb enough to think they can outsmart and bully the terra indigene. Will humans ever learn? It is hard to feel sorry for humans when you read these stories.

Another great addition to this world. I hope this isn’t the last we see of Bennett (also Prairie Gold, though we didn’t see a lot of it). This story doesn’t feel like it is done. It needs more. I have to know where Bennett goes from here. **patiently awaits next book**

Wild Country Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

Alexandra Harris continues to do a great job for this series. I can’t imagine anyone else reading this series. I love her why array of voices. The pup sounds she makes are cute. If you haven’t given her a listen, I highly recommend her.

Anne Bishop

Anne Bishop lives in upstate New York where she enjoys gardening, music, and writing dark, romantic stories. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the award-winning Black Jewels Trilogy. Her most recent novel,Twilight’s Dawn, made the New York Times bestsellers list. She is currently working on a new series, which is an urban dark fantasy with a bit of a twist.

Crawford Award (2000)


Narrator Alexandra HarrisAlexandra Harris is an actress, known for The Posthuman Project (2014), The Prophet’s Son (2012) and In the Shadows (2012).


I like to thank Penguin Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Can you believe I still haven’t read any Anne Bishop, Melanie? I am 99.9 % sure I’ll love her books, but I just keep reading other authors instead.
    I’m glad you’re still enjoying this series 🙂

    • It is on the darker side of UF (but I love darker), but the characters are amazing. There are lighter moments too. There is one scene in this book that I LOLed that really sticks with me. 😀

  2. Harris is the best! She truly is this series

    • She is amazing in with this series. I don’t think I’ve listened to her on anything else.

  3. Wow – a series you’re so into you stop in the middle of another book to pick this up? That’s a big deal. I’ve only read the first Others book but I did really enjoy it, so I know I like Anne Bishop and need to make getting to her books a priority!

    • This series is that good. I promise you. I was even enjoying the other book, but just couldn’t wait. 😀

  4. I’m so excited to read this book, whenever I pick up my copy (Graduate school is somewhat kicking my butt lol). I was at first bummed that we weren’t getting a continuation into events surrounding Lake Silence but I’ll read anything by Anne Bishop lol.

    • I was bummed about not spending more time with the Lake Silence characters, but these are even better. You’ll make it through graduate school. These books aren’t going anywhere. You’ll make it. 🙂

  5. Yay! I absolutely loved this as well so I’m so glad you did too! I really hope we get more novels from this town and people.

    • I do too. I feel like I need to see how Virgil recovers and how the town recovers.

  6. I still haven’t read an Anne Bishop book. No idea what is stopping me. By the time I get to it the series will be extremely long and it will take me forever to read. I’m glad to hear the narration is good. Maybe I’ll pick this one up to listen.

    • I understand. I have some series like that. I want to start, but the backlist is a bit intimidating. I hope you get a chance to start this one at some point.

  7. I want to read this author thanks for the great review Melanie

    • I still need to try some of her other stuff. I’ve only read stuff set in this world.

  8. I’ve been hearing great things about this book. I still haven’t read this author yet though.

    • It is a great series. The characters are amazing. It can also be pretty dark at times, though there are laugh out loud moments too.

  9. yay I had such a good time with this novel, more than the previous one and I can”t wait for more!

    • I enjoyed Lake Silence, but agree that this was better. I think I liked the characters better.

  10. I loved this one more than Lake Silence as I am intensely interested in the Intuits and the blood prophets. Wonderful review. I’ll be waiting. I don’t think I’m very patient but outwardly the author would never know this. lol

    • I was glad to learn more about the Intuits. We really only knew them on the surface before.

  11. If the humans learned… there wouldn’t be a series! haha! I liked that we see not all Intuits are easy-going and good. That was an eye opener for me. I do hope we get more in Bennett!

    • I know. LOL Yeah, it is hard to believe that a group of people would have this kind of power and no one would exploit it. Makes you wonder if any of the cassandra sangue would exploit their powers.

  12. I love this author and this series so much. So happy that you loved this. I have it on my phone to listen to but I haven’t dropped everything and done it. What is wrong with me??

  13. I am listening to this one right now. This is the first book in the series that I have listened to and am finding that I have to really pay attention to who’s who. Glad this worked so well for you!

    • I started this series on audio. I do agree that it can be tough going from reading a series and then go to audio. I’ve done that a few times and it always seem hard, no matter how good the narrator. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

  14. She is taking a break from the Others for now, but I hope we get to go back. I love this series and world.

    • Nooooo!!!!! I hope she comes back to it too. This story read like the characters needed more time.


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