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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.

©2020 Andrew Krivak (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • Finocchiaro
  • 04-05-2021

A beautiful apocalyptic story

The girl and her father live in a world devoid of humans. It is a beautifully evoked story of hope and strength in adversity. Highly recommended.

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  • Sherrie Brownell
  • 18-07-2020

Interconnectedness of all life

Imagine only two people left on the planet -- it's the time after people. What would the relationship be between animals and humans. A fable, beautifully told- mysterious, haunting, and thought provoking. A story of survival. Note- many realistic scenes of hunting and fishing animals. The tone of this story is perfect.

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  • Sadie
  • 09-03-2021

Reader does no justice to the writing.

I very much enjoyed the story, but the reader was not the best fit for it in my opinion. Too many long pauses and his voice and manner just didn't match the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2021

Love his voice, but not love this story

its not a typical story, its lack of conflicts. but it worth reading, its very touching.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-07-2020

Well verse

Well verse story and i really love how it was carried out with the voice. Excellent!

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