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Wanted

The Chase Ryder Series, Book 1
De : Jo Ho
Lu par : Heather Masters
Série : The Chase Ryder Series, Volume 1
Durée : 9 h et 36 min
Catégories : Anglais - Teens, Ages 13 & Up

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Winner of the Young Adult Sci-fi category, Readers' Favorite Book Awards - 2018

To them, he was an experiment. To me, he is family. 

The first time I saw him, I had no idea he had recently escaped from a mysterious lab. That he had been created there. I'd been living on the streets, which was tough, but preferable to home. Then one day, I stumbled upon this mangy dog being attacked. 

I saved him. But then he saved me and I realized that Muttface wasn't a normal dog. He was crazy intelligent. I'm talking Mensa levels. 

When we sought help from a grieving veterinarian named Sully, his clinic was attacked and destroyed by mercenaries. So now here we are, the three of us. On the run across the country against a powerful enemy. Who are they and what do they want with us? 

Through the danger, terror, and pain, one thing was becoming clear to me: I have finally found the family I always wanted and I will do anything to keep them safe....

Even if it means risking my own life. 

*The award-winning creator & screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC television show, Spirit Warriors starring Jessica Henwick (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Game of Thrones, The Defenders) brings you an action-packed thrill-ride in her debut novel fans unanimously raved about, describing it as a "Must-Read" and "Unputdownable". If you loved Dean Koontz's Watchers, Marvel movie Logan, Maximum Ride, and stories about dogs, you will love The Chase Ryder Series.*  

©2016 Jo Ho (P)2017 Jo Ho

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  • Karen M.
  • 06/01/2018

Loved This!

Animal lovers of all ages will just love this wonderful story and be rooting for Bandit. I was captivated from beginning to end and completely wowed by this tale of survival, love and family. Sometimes real family is the one you create, not the one you are born into. Although I am much older than the target audience, the characters tugged at my heartstrings and I fell in love with Bandit the dog. The suspense kept me riveted to this terrific story and I enjoyed the tender moments as well. The ending was very satisfying. The narration was excellent and definitely one of the highlights. Her voice as 14 year old Chase was very believable and I loved the emotion that she brought to the characters. This was a terrific listen and I would highly recommend Wanted.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is my honest opinion.

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  • Mandy Buffington
  • 22/03/2019

Amazing story

I received this book for free at my request but the opinion is my own. This book was awesome! Chase is use to living on the streets not trusting anyone due to her past running into a dog that gets hurt. She soon finds out he has special abilities and wants to protect him. Great characters, fun plot, really fun read. You definitely root for not only the dog but for chase to let down her guard toward people.

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  • Adriana B
  • 03/05/2019

Outstanding New YA/Teen Series!

This is such a great adventure for kids and adults of all ages! Bandit is such an amazing lovable dog that will capture your heart! This is a suspenseful fast paced book that grabs your attention from beginning to the awesome conclusion.

Narration was excellent and brought the story to life. I hope Heather will be narrating the whole series.

The characters are well developed and each scene is so well described that I felt immersed into the story. It was a great rollercoaster ride with some twists and turns.

I’m really looking forward to the next book in this series! This author is so talented. She knows how to capture her audience and keep them on their toes all the way through.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • CuteAsADaisy
  • 26/02/2019

Great New Adventure Series

This one won't disappoint, it starts off pretty quickly and keeps your attention throughout the book. I don't want to give anything away so l will keep my review brief. On top of the adventure you go on an emotional ride as you learn about the characters and watch as they grow closer together. This was a pretty clean book, there were only a few bad words but no f-bombs. I would say this is great for 4th grade and up, it's definitely geared toward the teenage crowd but one that adults can get into and enjoy as well. The narration is spot on and a lot of fun to listen to. It's a great start to the series and I would highly recommend it.

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  • Teresa
  • 04/02/2019

Wanted: Book Two in This Series: Loved It

I loved everything about Wanted. I can see how Jo Ho is an award-winning screenwriter. The structure of this story was AMAZING. Chase was an immediate likeable character but when Muttface came into the picture, they suddenly became the dynamic duo. Then when Sully entered they became the thrilling trio.

Even though I'm an adult, I felt a connection with this story. It's a perfect YA series. It was exciting, fun, relateable, and for anyone who loves dogs, a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

Heather Masters WAS Chase. She gave Chase an excellent voice. Such a fabulous narrator. She took this book over the top with her read. I hope she reads the whole series.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • bruce
  • 22/01/2018

Even more remarkable as an audio book

Heather Masters narration of this exciting story is really something special. She reads with an amazing emotional versatility and wonderful wry sense of humor, which I had completely missed when I read this first as a book. I reveled in Chase’s personality with the subtle inflections in her voice and marveled at the deep voice and unsympathetic hardness of the professional mercenary.

It was as if I was watching a film. Quite a few times I was so engrossed in the story that I reached for the iPad to adjust the picture or reached for my glasses because I couldn’t see it quite clearly enough, and then laughed, realizing I was listening to a an audiobook.

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  • Cindy Smith
  • 03/01/2018

Great Teen Adventure

Chase is a homeless teen who is saved by an extraordinary dog she names Bandit. Not only does he help keep her from danger but also provides food for this starving girl and a loving companionship that she craves.

The story starts off quick and continues with the same energy throughout. She takes Bandit to a vet (Sully) after being injured and soon finds out that Bandit has escaped from a medical research institution. Sully, a depressed widower, assumes responsibility and takes the trio on the run.

The story line is imaginative and a little predictable but beautiful just the same. The dialogue is on a teen or pre-teen level so just perfect for the right audience. I had to give it a four in lieu of a five rating even though I am not the intended audience.

Heather did a great job narrating. I was provided this audiobook for my honest review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16/12/2017

Fantastic Book, Narration Makes it Even Better

The narration by Heather Masters makes this fantastic book even better. She adds an extra dimension of life to Jo Ho's already-cinematic and emotional writing, fully embodying the character of Chase. You really feel as if you are in Chase's shoes, and feel every bit of fear, terror, and pain that she does. Absolutely brilliant and a must-listen by all young adult and thriller fans, and of course, all you dog lovers out there. If you're looking for a great story, fantastic writing with engaging voice delivery, you couldn't do much better than this. I've loved both reading the book and experiencing the story again in a new way via this audiobook. Highly, highly recommend.

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  • Nolan
  • 09/01/2018

A Girl, A Dog, and the Guy Who Loved Them Both!

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

As someone who is privileged to travel with a guide dog, I've spent years fantasizing about the excellence of being able to unlock the communication between us and break down all those barriers.

That's exactly what happens to Chase Ryder, a 14-year-old street-wise homeless girl who befriends a dog--but not just any dog. This one is an escapee from a lab where he has been genetically engineered and enhanced such that he has far higher levels of intelligence than even the smartest dog.

Of course, it takes a while for young Chase to figure that out and to come up with a brilliant way of tapping into the dog's intelligence. But that's not her first priority. She first must evade the security forces of the guy who owns the lab in which the dog had been treated. That lab wants its dog back in the worst way, and the security detail will stop at nothing to realize its goal.

But Chase is no pushover, and when she teams up with a veterinarian still reeling from the death of his wife some time back, the threesome are invincible.

This is a fun story written with a lot of talent. I confess when Chase insists her dog is a guide dog so she can take it inside places, my blood boiled. My working dog has been the victim of difficult interactions from fake service dogs. In yet another part of the book, Chase depicts herself as someone on the Autism spectrum in order to take the dog into yet another facility. In the hands of a lesser writer, these shabby tropes would be predictable. But throughout the book, this author proves decisively that a lack of talent isn't the issue here. I'm glad I was able to read this, and my enjoyment of it was enough that a couple of threadbare sections didn't ruin the book at all. It's well worth your time and purchase.

The main reason this book truly stands out is the magnificent narration of Heather Masters. She is one of a super-tiny cadre of narrators who are so talented they make the audiobook seem like it is the only edition that matters. Her differentiated voices were beautifully done. The inflections and cadences she uses just stand out and place her light years ahead of other narrators. Indeed, it was her narration that helped me decide to request this book, and she proved every bit as enjoyable and excellent as the sample indicated she would be.

So you have a brilliant narrator, a delightful teenager character, a nice-guy veterinarian, and a dog who can use an iPad. What's not to like about this book?

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  • Leah Brock
  • 20/03/2020

A Girl and Her Dog

I made a request for a free review copy of this book. After receiving and listening to it, I am now writing this voluntary review with my unbiased opinion.

This is the first book in "The Chase Ryder Series". It centers on a teen girl who has been homeless for eight months. She encounters a dog that she names Bandit. She finds out quickly that Bandit is no ordinary dog. He is super-intelligent. He is also an escapee from a research lab and the owner of the facility is hunting for him, at any cost. While trying to survive the streets, Chase and Bandit enlist the help of Jack 'Sully' Sullivan, a veterinarian, and the three flee the pursuit of mercenaries.

This book is fast-paced and action-filled. Chase, Bandit and Sully seek a safe place that will keep the people that are hunting them at bay. All three of the main characters are likable, smart and capable. Chase is charming and upbeat despite her past and current circumstances. Bandit is the Best Dog Ever! Sully, still grieving the death of someone close, is able to take on a father role for Chase and Bandit. I enjoyed all of the interactions among these three.

I felt like the POVs of 'The Mercenary' and 'The CEO' slowed down the plot and weren't necessary to tell the story. The series is called 'Chase Ryder', maybe it should have been entirely from her POV. I wouldn't have been disappointed to see Bandit's POV, however. The action is over-the-top and implausible, but I was enjoying everything else so much that I hand-waved much of that away.

Something that gives the book big bonus points for me is that it has and ending! Even though it is the first of a series, there is a definite end to the book, nary a cliffhanger in sight. The current trend of not really ending a book in a proper stopping place is a huge pet peeve of mine. You can feel confident that this is a self-contained, stand-alone book if this is something you prefer as well.

I cannot review this book without mentioning the stellar narration by Heather Masters. Her interpretation of Chase conveys the personality written in the text. She also does a great job of giving different voices and changes in tone for each of the characters. This will not be the last book I listen to with Ms. Masters as narrator.

I recommend this book. Jo Ho gives us a book that will appeal to teens, young adults and older adults will find enjoyment in it too.