The Book of Werewolves


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(4.3 stars; 69 reviews)

A survey of the myths and legends concerning lycanthropy from ancient times to the Victorian Era. (Summary by A. Gramour) (5 hr 42 min)

Chapters

01-CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTORY 8:33 Read by John Fricker
02-CHAPTER II: LYCANTHROPY AMONG THE ANCIENTS 8:56 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
03-CHAPTER III: THE WERE-WOLF IN THE NORTH 26:10 Read by Martine van Haperen
04-CHAPTER IV: THE ORIGIN OF THE SCANDINAVIAN WERE-WOLF 28:26 Read by Lars Rolander (1942-2016)
05-CHAPTER V: THE WERE-WOLF IN THE MIDDLE AGES 18:44 Read by Kristen Zaza
06-CHAPTER VI: A CHAPTER OF HORRORS 18:13 Read by Kristen Zaza
07-Chapter VII: JEAN GRENIER 18:37 Read by John Fricker
08-CHAPTER VIII: FOLK-LORE RELATING TO WERE-WOLVES 35:36 Read by Kalynda
09-CHAPTER IX: NATURAL CAUSES OF LYCANTHROPY 28:08 Read by Amy Gramour
10-CHAPTER X: MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF THE WERE-WOLF MYTH 37:27 Read by Amy Gramour
11-CHAPTER XI: THE MARÉCHAL DE RETZ I: THE INVESTIGATION OF CHARGES 34:33 Read by MorganScorpion
12-CHAPTER XII: THE MARÉCHAL DE RETZ II: THE TRIAL 24:14 Read by MorganScorpion
13-CHAPTER XIII:MARÉCHAL DE RETZ III: THE SENTENCE AND EXECUTION 15:04 Read by MorganScorpion
14-CHAPTER XIV:A GALICIAN WERE-WOLF 14:50 Read by A. J. Carroll
15:CHAPTER XV: ANOMALOUS CASE--THE HUMAN HYENA 16:09 Read by Martine van Haperen
16-CHAPTER XVI:A SERMON ON WERE-WOLVES 8:42 Read by Karen Spence

Reviews

A real treat from the wonderful volunteers of LibriVOX


(5 stars)

To Heck with the glut (great onomonopoeia--glut) of vampire fiction out there, which tempts this reader not at all. This is a Victorian clergyman's survey of NON-fiction claims from many centuries and regions of the world. Who on earth would choose made-up over this?? From the dearth of reviews, the answer seems to be 'just about everybody,' but I think that has to be because they haven't found wonderful LibriVox yet. Some of the readers sound like professional voices . Others are non-native speakers who are probably volunteering partly as a way to improve their English. I like and admire them all! Whatever may be YOUR reason for volunteering, I am in awe of your commitment and the results and just your willingness to give of your precious energy and time to strangers. I'm sure I speak for many many others who are just blown away by LibriVOX!

Exhaustive look at all things werewolf and related- disturbing!


(3.5 stars)

Lots of information, some only tangentially connected to werewolves. The folklore bits are very informative. Bits about cannibals and mass murderers seem a bit far afield to me. Much of the content is given to historically documented instances of men who tortured and murdered many children- at least one claimed many hundreds. The fact that much of this information seems to come from court reports and depositions makes it seem very real and immediate. This may be too much to listen to- I know I had to take a break for a while.

Intriguing


(4.5 stars)

Another surprise from the pondering pastor of another time

Fun and Informative


(4 stars)

This was a great book on the origins of the werewolf myth, covering folklore and criminal accounts believed to be caused by werewolves from various regions. The book is informative and well-thought-out without being dry (although one account goes on for a while listing the very numerous victims of one murderer). The quality of the readings varies a bit but I didn’t have much trouble understanding the narrators

intriguing stories with good readers


(4 stars)

Big thanks to LibriVox for introducing me to yet another Canon of literature that I would never have encountered.I concur with the views of other reviewers that LibriVox is indeed a most wonderful app I never fail to recommend it to people however I am surprised that they sometimes can't even be bothered to try it, well it is their loss.

Very interesting


(4.5 stars)

Books on werewolves are scarce, in comparison to those about other supernatural creatures. This one gives a great and thorough overview on the topic.

it was awesome


(3 stars)

but The Voice had an echo some of the time it got so annoying but the (book) was good

Absolutely fantastic


(5 stars)

so much folklore and historical information, and spooky too. Loved it. All the readers did quite well, also.