By: Andrew Krivak Narrated by: Eric Jason Martin Length: 4 hrs Unabridged Audiobook Release date: 02-11-20 Language: English Genre: Fiction Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books Format: mp3 64/48 stereo
In an Edenic future, a girl and her father live close to the land in the shadow of a lone mountain. They possess a few remnants of civilization: some books, a pane of glass, a set of flint and steel, a comb. The father teaches the girl how to fish and hunt, the secrets of the seasons and the stars. He is preparing her for an adulthood in harmony with nature, for they are the last of humankind. But when the girl finds herself alone in an unknown landscape, it is a bear that will lead her back home through a vast wilderness that offers the greatest lessons of all, if she can only learn to listen.
A cautionary tale of human fragility, of love and loss, The Bear is a stunning tribute to the beauty of nature's dominion.
A literary thriller that boasts plot and character "Andrew Krivak’s The Bear is a methodical, evocative, and magical story. Drifting in and out of parables, myths, and the fluid language of the natural world—it somehow never feels lost. It’s in fact very simple, but incredibly layered. In narrator Eric Jason Martin’s steady, almost melodious narration, at first you feel like you have entered a fantastical field manual where profound questions of human nature are unearthed in old-world survival skills like making a bow and arrow, fishing, or navigation. But what you find yourself fiercely following is a young girl coming to terms with harsh realities and a heritage of grief that is widely relatable, and deeply moving."—Michael D., Audible Editor