Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf


Read by clarinetcarrot

(4.6 stars; 13 reviews)

Wagner is a poor, lonely old shepherd living on the edge of the Black Forest. In a devil's pact he gains youth and wealth for the price of transforming into a ravenous wolf once a month. This book contains everything from murder, kidnap, robbery, sadistic nuns and lust to war in sixteenth century Italy. Originally published in a serialised form, this penny dreadful is definitely not a piece of fine literature, but is hopefully entertaining.
This book contains racial and other prejudices that were once commonplace. They are retained, as originally written in this recording, because to do otherwise would be to deny they existed. - Summary by clarinetcarrot (18 hr 51 min)

Chapters

PART 1: Prologue 19:17 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter I: The Death-Bed—The Oath—The Last Injunctions 17:06 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter II: Nisida—The Mysterious Closet 6:52 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter III: The Manuscript—Flora Francatelli 14:48 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter IV: The Funeral—The Interruption of the Ceremony 11:51 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter V: The Reading of the Will 7:36 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter VI: The Pictures—Agnes and the Unknown—Mystery 13:01 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter VII: Revelations 11:23 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter VIII: The History of Agnes 8:56 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter IX: Conclusions of the History of Agnes 22:53 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter X: Francisco, Wagner and Nisida 11:52 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XI: Nisida and Wagner—Francisco and Flora—The Approach of Sunset 11:35 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XII: The Wehr-Wolf 13:43 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XIII: Nisida's Emotions—The Disguise—The Plot 13:34 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XIV: The Last Meeting of Agnes and the Stranger Lady 5:28 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XV: The Sbirri—The Arrest 7:42 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XVI: Nisida and the Carmelite Abbess 10:23 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XVII: Wagner in Prison—A Visitor 9:18 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XVIII: Flora Francatelli—The Three Nuns—The Chair 9:35 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XIX: The Descent—The Chamber of Penitence 12:32 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XX: Francisco and Nisida—Dr. Duras and the Letter 13:04 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXI: The Suburb of Alla Croce—The Jew—The Robber Chief's Love 20:31 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXII: The Countess of Arestino 8:33 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXIII: The Love of Woman—Giulia and her Lover 13:49 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXIV: The Injured Husband—The Guilty Wife—And the Insolent Lover 14:45 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXV: The Marquis of Orsini 11:40 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXVI: A Combat—The Despised and Persecuted Israelite 10:48 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXVII: Stephano and the Marquis—The Stronghold of the Banditti 13:27 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXVIII: A Fearful Accusation 10:50 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXIX: The Visit of the Banditti to the Riverola Palace 15:47 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXX: Flora's Captivity—A Companion—The Living Tomb 16:31 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXI: The Banditti 7:50 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXII: The Mystery of the Chair—The Catastrophe 13:26 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXIII: Lomellino's Escape—Stephano's Intentions 11:16 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXIV: The Abduction 6:23 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXV: Wagner and the Tempter—Phantasmagoria 23:50 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXVI: The Trial of Fernand Wagner 12:27 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXVII: The Shipwreck 4:38 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXVIII: The Island in the Mediterranean Sea 19:41 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XXXIX: The Wehr-Wolf 16:05 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XL: Wagner in Search of Nisida 20:09 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLI: The Island Queen 11:35 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLII: The Temptation—The Anaconda 15:35 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLIII: Nisida and Wagner 13:09 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLIV: Alessandro Francatelli 15:42 Read by clarinetcarrot
PART 2: Chapter XLV: The Lady of Constantinople 15:03 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLVI: The Apostate Ibrahim 10:36 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLVII: The Seige of Rhodes 8:11 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLVIII: The Prisoner 14:15 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter XLIX: The New Grand Vizier 14:50 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter L: The Count of Arestino—The Plot Thickens 9:56 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LI: The Meeting 15:53 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LII: The Greek Page—Song of the Greek Page—A Revelation 16:04 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LIII: The Sultana Valida—The Three Black Slaves: part 1 17:16 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LIII: The Sultana Valida—The Three Black Slaves: part 2 16:16 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LIV 25:45 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LV 25:40 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LVI: part 1 20:24 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LVI: part 2 20:05 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LVII: part 1 21:24 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LVII: part 2 38:52 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LVIII 23:14 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LIX 29:59 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LX: part 1 21:41 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LX: part 2 24:02 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LXI 30:20 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LXII: The Sick-Room—Florence in Dismay 22:45 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LXIII: The Manuscript: part 1 20:07 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LXIII: The Manuscript: part 2 30:01 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LXIII: The Manuscript: part 3 36:14 Read by clarinetcarrot
Chapter LXIV 21:56 Read by clarinetcarrot

Reviews

(5 stars)

This was a very positive surprise. The title might be a bit misleading as it's not very much about werewolves or a horror story - but instead it has a fun mix of adventure, fantasy, drama and romance. It is quite long, but also quite fast paced, with a lot of colourful characters and places. The reader is also excellent, and thanks to her clear and engaging reading and use of different voices, this very intricate story still becomes relatively easy to follow.

Good

(4 stars)

Before reading this book, be forewarned that it is not about a vicious wehr- wolf. Rather, it a story of secrets. though it seems to stray away from the main plot for great lengths of time, bare with it, everything comes together in the end. all in all a fine piece of literature.