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Publisher's Summary

When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious.... At Featherdale Wildlife Park. In a dingo pen. He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous condition. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. It's not until he's kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them - and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means.
©2011 Catherine Jinks (P)2011 Listening Library
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3 out of 5 stars
By Cristy G on 08-18-11

Better then the last..

THE ABUSED WEREWOLF RESCUE GROUP is the second read of its kind for me and I have to admit it was a notch (even if only a small notch, a notch none the less) above its predecessor, THE REFORMED VAMPIRE SUPORT GROUP. Weather the mild betterment is truly due to an improvement in writing or has more to do with the fact that the werewolves were just far less depressing then the weak and sorely pathetic vampires, is a tough call to make.

Most of the original cast returns as secondary characters along with some new ones including a new protagonist; this time (if not obvious from the title) the lead role revolves around a young werewolf instead of a vampire. And so we meet Toby, a 13 year old Australian who is forced to come to terms with the fact that werewolves are real and he happens to be one. Not that he accepts this easily or without overwhelming amounts of evidence, but it hard to deny his... ahem, change in species once bad guys kidnap him for the sole purpose of caging and forcing him to fight other werewolves to the death. And thus the rescue antics begin.

Although not a huge improvement over the first book, the intended humor is much better received coming from the mischievous and newly “wered” teen boy’s POV, him having far less baggage then Nina, the gothy half-starved 52 year old teen vamp girl of book 1. But to be perfectly honest, I think my enjoyment of this read was greatly influenced by the novelty within the format of which I “read” it. You see, I actually read (in paperback) REFORMED VAMPIRE SUPORT GROUP and I audio booked this one and the added novelty of the narrator’s Australian accent just might have played a role in holding my attention. All in all it’s a decent little quirky paranormal series that is really geared for the teen and tween crowd, but if you’re over the age of 17 and are still considering giving this book a look, I highly recommend checking it out in audio format which is well narrated by Grant Cartwright. (3.5 stars)

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2 out of 5 stars
By Tina on 05-24-11

Just OK

First, this book is geared towards a younger audience, so consider yourself warned. Having said that, I must confess that since I myself am a sucker for werewolf literature, I listened to it anyway. The plot was original, and the characters were well developed. I even found myself chuckling throughout the book, which was a pleasant surprise. I also couldn't have guessed the ending if you paid me, so I must give the author her due. I did find, however, find that certain parts of the story tended to drag a bit, and on a scale of 1 to 10, the levels of violence and action were about a 3. Though I loved the narrator's accent, he was a bit on the hysterical side. I waited for him to calm down, but he seemeed to remain that way throughout the entire story. I found this a bit distracting,but I eventually got used to it.
Due to the author, lack of action, and juvenile nature of the book, I must say I was a bit underwhelmed. Nice read for youth, though.

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