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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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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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Listening to this audiobook took me back to the movies I loved as a kid, though Chase is certainly no Goonie; this is darker, more mature stuff. All the characters have experienced genuine trauma, and whilst on the run they find comfort in companionship. Who better to teach the power of friendship than a dog. This would make a great book to listen to on a road trip, hopefully there’ll be more to come in the series.
This is the first in the Chase Ryder series and is surprisingly well coordinated in terms of character development, emotional suspense and reader appeal.
Bandit is exceptionally realistic and Chase is the typical street smart teen with a chip on her shoulder and an untrusting attitude to match.
More for the burgeoning YA market i feel but can easily be enjoyed by adults a there is a lot of depth to the interactions between the 3 main characters.
Narration from Heather Masters in one word is masterful ,with good range for the male characters and she suits the Chase character well. I expect to hear more from this narrator.
Only spoil i think is at some small points the story becomes a bit stretched as to how they evade capture especially towards the end.
I wouldnt discount this series due to this as its not far away from a 4.5 such is the authors skill in binging the attention of the listener.
This audio was gifted to me and i chose to leave an honest review and as such is my own opinion.
What made the experience of listening to Wanted the most enjoyable?
Heather Masters as the narrator brought all the wonderful characters to life.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Wanted?
Chase meeting Bandit.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Cried several times.
Any additional comments?
I just hope that Jo Ho and Heather Masters combine to bring us some more memorable books to read and then listen to in the future.