I Am Not a Wolf
by Dan Sheehan
Narrated by Jay Aaseng
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 04 May 2021 | Archive Date 18 May 2021
Andrews McMeel Audio, Andrews McMeel Publishing
You are a HUMAN MAN navigating every day life, dating, bus etiquette, and other important human concerns. You are definitely NOT A WOLF.
Life is good. You have a job, an apartment in a nice part of town, and an online dating profile that’s recently yielded as many as three matches. From the outside, it would appear you’re a human man that has all the pieces of a stable and functional life. But you also have a horrible secret. You’re not a human man at all. You're a WOLF.
Based on the immensely popular Twitter account @SickOfWolves, this interactive story follows you, (who, if anyone asks, is NOT A WOLF) as you go about normal life, making choices that will either reveal your true identity or allow you to keep your cover. Each choice is crucial to your survival and, more importantly, your burgeoning graphic design career. Will you navigate water cooler gossip without arousing suspicion? Can you go on a date without bringing up how much you love ham? Or is it perhaps time to throw this human world to the wind and return to the woods from whence you came?
|EDITION||Other Format, Unabridged|
|DURATION||4 Hours, 28 Minutes, 13 Seconds|
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 24 members
A big thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for this ARC. I wasn’t familiar with the Twitter account @SickOfWolves before listening to this audiobook, so I wasn’t quite aware of what to expect (except that it would be quirky). It WAS quirky and I found myself laughing within the first minute. And the bubbles of laughter just kept on coming near every chapter. Jay Aaseng’s narration brought a lot of added humor to Dan Sheehan’s already funny text. And the voices. The wolf’s voice is especially commical perfection.. It’s a choose your own adventure story about a wolf trying to pass as a human, and live a (mostly) human life. While also questioning what being human really is. And I, apparently, make a lot of wolfish choices based on the paths I chose to take (and because it sounded more fun). If your looking for a fun story to make you laugh, or if you’re more interested in socially critical stories, pick this one.
This was a really unique audiobook which made for a fun, new listening experience. As the book goes along, the listener is prompted to make choice and then told what chapter to go to next, all under the story line of a wolf pretending to be a man and doing his best to hide his true wolf identity. It was funny, full of satire, and neat in how it was interactive. I’ve never interacted with an audiobook like that before and thought it was a fun idea and overall enjoyable. I recommend for those looking for a quirky listen! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for access to I Am Not a Wolf in exchange for an honest review.
I'm not really on Twitter so I wasn't aware of Dan Sheehan and his Not a Wolf account. But I grabbed this as a Listen Now on NetGalley because I love a good laugh (and I also needed to complete a Bingo space for my LoveARCtually challenge, no shame!) This completely delivered on the humor. The premise of the book is you're a wolf, masquerading as a man, going through a typical Friday at your office job. It's set up as "choose-your-adventure" style book, with scenarios such as use public transportation or get a rideshare to the office. I'd actually go back and redo the book to see what hilarious things were in the alternate options! The audio narration is really well done, with great delivery and timing needed to nail the humor. I even loved the wolf voice! This book gets bonus points for uniqueness and extra bonus points for being dead-on about corporate culture. This is a perfect gift for that coworker you used to tell jokes with over the cubical wall who you now IM during meetings to watch them try not to laugh during video conferences. Thank you to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for the chance to laugh over this! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I Am not a Wolf is a choose-your-own-adventure audiobook. I was searching for this type of book lately, but it is not easy to find one. In book format, you flip the pages back and forth based on your decisions. In the audiobook, you get instructions to move through different chapters. My opinion is that this book is equally good in both formats, and you can choose whichever you like more. Or maybe you can even try to listen to the audiobook and follow the story in the book. That is what I did. I enjoyed the story and narration a lot. And I would recommend it to those who like choose-your-own-adventure books, or those who appreciate reading something different for entertainment. Thanks to the publisher for the opportunity to listen to this! All opinions are my own.
This book is silly, wild, and surprisingly relatable despite being about a wolf trying to make it in the human world. I picked it up on a whim and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator did an amazing job. I laughed out loud more than once because of his delivery! I decided not to follow the choose-your-own-adventure structure because I like to know all the possibilities and I wanted to hear every chapter, but this didn't take away from the story for me. I actually enjoyed it more knowing all the story arcs Sheehan came up with. I'd recommend this book to fans of the TV show The Good Place. Huge thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
This was a fun listen. It is an adult "make your own adventure" which took me back to the stories I read when I was younger. Enjoyed this one.
I requested the audio ARC of this book on Netgalley and am leaving my honest review of it voluntarily. The author has a popular twitter account called SickOfWolves that I admit I hadn't heard of, but also I'm not on Twitter. This book is supposed to continue in the same funny vein as the Twitter handle, with social satire and commentary on our daily lives told from a humorous perspective. I picked this title for several reasons - 1) I'm trying to request more audio ARCs 2) It ticked off a funny book challenge I'm doing for the month 3) I was super intrigued by the quirky title. Needless to say, this book not only checked all those requirements but also turned out to be a big, pleasant surprise. This is the story of a man who's really a wolf but the people he interacts with every day don't know about his secret identity. Also, it's a first person narrative so the wolf/man is really you! Using this outlandish idea as a premise, we start off our day. From chapter to chapter we go about our daily routine - wake up, breakfast, commute, office log in, water cooler gossip, socialize over lunch, colleague's farewell, personal obligations etc. What I enjoyed about this story was the style of humor employed - it wasn't slapstick or overtly in your face. It's more of a satire that engages you with wit and little bursts of perceptive genius that come from shared experiences. e.g. everyone has at some point shown up late to work, got caught up in a dilemma over work-life balance, toed the fine line between being vulnerable with a co-worker or coming off as aloof. I identified with several of the instances narrated throughout the story. The metaphor of the secret identity is really clever as it gives you insight into the way you present yourself to others and how they perceive you in turn. It's so subjective and reflective in many ways. The story is also presented in an interactive way - at the end of certain chapters, you get a question based on which you are directed further to the point you should jump to. In this way, you're not really reading all the chapters but based on your choices, you determine how the story plays out. Like another reviewer here said, I'm tempted to go back and pick differently just out of curiosity as to what the alternative story(ies) might've been. I'd recommend this book to everyone looking for a good, subtle, multi-layered story that simply aims to delight and delivers in leaps and bounds.
I loved this! I had never heard of the account beforehand, but this is such a creative idea! The thought that a wolf could just walk around and live a casual life with a roommate and a 9-5 office job is ridiculous but not in a bad way, it really works! I also loved the narrator, he did a fantastic job setting the atmosphere and adding to the humor. There were a couple places where I felt like there should have been a choice the way it was being set up but it turned out there wasn’t, but there were plenty of routes already in place. Your choices actually impact the story a lot, which I found exciting and nerve racking. This is a super cute and innovative story!
Well I have to admit this is a very different book since you choose your path while reading. A light and funny read about a Wolf pretending to be a man in a corporate world. The audiobook made me feel that a Wolf was really explaining his thoughts and ideas. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC #NetGalley #IAmNotaWolf
You are a wolf, pretending to be a man. In this choose your own adventure book, you decide what choices to make to live what you believe to be a successful human life and avoid being outed as a wolf. I love books where you get to choose your own story, and this one did not let me down! I had to go back and take the other paths I did not choose the first time around. I was a little worried about navigating the choices via audiobook, but I found it easy to jump to the appropriate chapters. Jay Aaseng did an excellent job narrating the audiobook. A clever satire of the human life Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me an audio ARC of this book.
I received a copy of this audiobook for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I, apparently, live under a Gen X rock as I had never heard of the author's twitter account. That said, I don't think I would have enjoyed this book in print as the narrator was able to breathe so much life into the story. This is a choose your own adventure book, so be prepared to skip around within the audiobook if you want to approach it as you would in print. I didn't really care for one of the branching story lines, but that's probably to be expected in a book of this nature. Some of the abrupt endings because of poor choices were quite funny. A quick and easy read or listen.
I AM NOT A WOLF AND I WAS NOT PAID IN HAM TO REVIEW THIS BOOK. I AM A HUMAN MAN AND CAN TYPE AND DO TWITTER JUST AS WELL AS ANY OTHER HUMAN MAN WHO IS SICK OF WOLVES THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HOW COULD I TYPE IF I WAS A WOLF? EXACTLY. I BET THAT GAVE YOU PAWS FOR THOUGHT. THANK YOU I AM HERE ALL WEEK. DID YOU SAY YOU HAVE HAM? ANYWAY, I AM NOT A WOLF IS A BOOK THAT I DID NOT GET PAID TO REVIEW. IT IS BY DAN SHEEHAN THE HUMAN MAN BEHIND THE TWITTER ACCOUNT SICK OF WOLVES. IT IS A CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOK ABOUT NAVIGATING THE HUMAN WORLD AS A WOLF AND TRYING TO PASS YOURSELF OFF AS HUMAN. WHO DOES THAT? LOL. NOT ME. I AM A HUMAN MAN. I USED TO READ CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOKS WHEN I WAS A HUMAN CHILD. I ALSO USED TO CHEAT AT THEM BY READING ALL THE PAGES AND PICKING THE ENDING THAT I LIKED THE BEST. THIS BOOK IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU'D EXPECT IF YOU ALREADY LOVE SICK OF WOLVES BUT IT IS ALSO A STROKE OF GENIUS. THE FACT THAT I REALLY LOVE CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE BOOKS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. THE SATIRE IS OBVIOUS, OF COURSE, BUT ALSO ON POINT. THIS IS THE SORT OF BOOK THAT YOU WOULD FIND INCREDIBLY FUNNY EVEN IF YOU WERE A HUMAN MAN PRETENDING TO BE A WOLF AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. BUT WHO DOES THAT? GIVE ME YOUR HAM.
Thank you NetGalley for a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a fun choose your own adventure book, during the story you're a wolf trying to blend in with the human world. This was a lot of fun and a quick read. I would highly recommend.
- Feedback on audiobook If I am being honest, I was little nervous to see how this book was turned into an audiobook. The idea behind the book is so unique and different. I just hoped it works. Lucky us - it really does work well as an audiobook too! I had fun time listening to it. - My review for the book 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝗜 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱?! 𝗢𝗸𝗮𝘆 𝘀𝗼 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗻’𝘁 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗔𝗧 𝗔𝗟𝗟! Without giving too much away, this book made me laugh, think and question human life. It was just something very different and bizarre yet fascinating. The whole story and how it was executed was new and innovative. I never expected anything like it when I picked this book. But I am glad I got to experience this! There were some parts I didn’t enjoy so much. That is why I am giving 4 stars instead of 5 stars. I still recommend this book. I might have to read it again soon. It makes sense why once you read it yourself.
A fantastic and hilarious read. I absolutely loved this brilliant satirical piece that pokes fun in a light hearted way towards human nature and corporations. A wolf disguised as a man has successfully integrated himself into society...but just barely. The dialogue is funny but nothing beats the thoughts of this wolf who contemplates the human world through his wolf brain. A completely different species, a completely different challenge. A choose your own adventure book with many different choices and different endings, you get to decide how the wolf’s day goes. The narrator did a phenomenal job and I absolutely loved this book through and through. You are encouraged to re-read it over and over to rethink your decisions. A wonderful read with great and hilarious narration. This book brought me a grin that could not be wiped!