I’m Listening: Eileen Wilks, ORIGINALLY HUMAN

Originally Human

Originally Human Audio Book Cover Originally Human Book Cover

(World of the Lupi)
by Eileen Wilks
Originally published in Cravings, an Anthology featuring novellas by: Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks, and Rebecca York

File Size: 469 KB
Print Length: 368 pages
Penguin/Jove (June 29, 2004)
Graphic Audio
Free Audio Book
Relevant Links
At Soundcloud | Stand-Alone E-Book at AMAZON | Anthology at Amazon | At Penguin |

Eileen Wilks


Release Date: Jun 1, 2013

Approximate Running Time: 2 Hours

Content Rating: Ages 18+


This FREE short story introduces you to Eileen Wilks’ World of the Lupi, one the central werewolves in the series, and a powerful menacing evil which continues to plague her characters. Originally Human is a richly engaging side-trip of the epic journey in the World of the Lupi series coming to you in Graphic Audio.

“Molly doesn’t look her age. In fact, Molly never will, having already been around for centuries with no signs of wear. That’s because Molly is a succubus—not demonic, but cursed. A victim rather than victimizer—and more than sympathetic to the gorgeous and naked man she finds hiding in the woods. Unlike Molly though, he has no memory of his past—only that he’s being hunted for reasons he can’t explain. Now they must both try and solve the riddle of his origin before his past—or even hers—reaches out of the darkness to destroy them.” http://www.graphicaudio.net/world-of-the-lupi-originally-human.html

My Take!

A reader recommended this series recently and looking into it I discovered this novella was available for free as a DRAMATIZED AUDIO BOOK.  Well, I needed something I could “read” while my hands were otherwise occupied and this was in the right place, at  the right time and the price couldn’t be beat.

This was a great story: unusual, mysterious, very, very sexy/erotic, great world building too!  My understanding of the characters was limited by the actors portraying them in the dramatized audio.

Dramatized audio must be similar to the radio drama of old.  Only they didn’t have sex acts and orgasms being vocalized.  I’m kind of new to audiobooks, and I’m not a devotee. But of this dramatic interpretation with actors reading the various parts, background noise and the moans, sighs and grunts of sex; of this I am most assuredly not a fan.

The voice of the main narrator was such that my husband asked me to listen to it with earphones because he found it annoying.  The actors voice was clear, her sound was not nasal, but it reminded both of us of  A Prairie Home Companion. And the sex, well, imagine if the actors on  A Prairie Home Companion having dramatized sex.  No, on second thought don’t – it will set your libido back.

Otherwise, I really want to read more of Wilkss WORLD OF THE LUPI BOOKS (reading order) books. I understand they need to be read in order but that this is introductory.  I think I would really like this series, and even though this was a free intro, I think I would have been better off reading it than listening to it.