An autism cure will kill millions unless a service dog and his trainer find a missing child...in 24 hours.
An auntsearches for her lost nephew - and dooms her sister.
A mom gambles a miracle will cure - and not kill - her child.
A dog finds his true purpose - when he disobeys.
Animal behaviorist September Day has lost everything - husband murdered, career in ruins, confidence shot - and returns home with her trained Maine Coon cat, Macy, to Texas to recover. She's forced out of hibernation when her nephew Steven and his autism service dog Shadow disappear in a freak blizzard. When her sister trusts a maverick researcher's promise to help Steven, September has 24 hours to rescue them from a devastating medical experiment impacting millions of children, a deadly secret others will kill to protect. As September races the clock, the body count swells. Shadow does his good-dog duty but can't protect his boy. Finally September and Shadow forge a stormy partnership to rescue the missing and stop the nightmare cure. But can they also find the lost parts of themselves?
©2012 Amy Shojai (P)2012 Amy Shojai
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I enjoyed the story written by Amy Shojai. The story was filled with good details, mystery, intrigue, and plenty of twist and turns throughout the story. I love that she included dogs in her story that are trained to find people. This was a well thought of story and I enjoyed it immensely.
I was surprised that the author did the narration as well. She did a magnificent job with the telling of her story. I enjoyed the characters accents, especially Pam's voice. I was able to recognize each character with the distinguishing accents she gave them. She brought this story to life and I would love to hear more stories that she's narrated, even if they're not her own. I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.
Yes. I enjoyed the story a lot. I loved the idea of it and how the different POVs happened. Shojai did a great job on character voices.
Yes. It's a scary concept and kept me going to the end.
She was great. Lots of different character voices and POV.
Yes. It lasts longer so if you did it would be too long but it was a good story.
My favorite character was Shadow. I loved his POV. I will look for more books by Shojai.
I have recieved this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review.
I am very suprised that this audiobook has been hiddden away, I have never heard of the author before.I can see that she has written lots of non fiction books about dog and cat behavior .
So it's rather unusaul that she is able to write such a competant thriller(fiction). Obviously the backgroud story is her field of expertise, and this is very clear throughout the book.
Even if you are not interested in dogs ,or their behavior, this one has a lot more to offer, suspense throughout and an inventive and interesteing plot.
I was a bit dubious when I realised it was the author herself that narrates this book( only because of previous experience- its rare that the author does a good job of narrating books.) but Amy actually does a good job, my only (slight) critisism would be that most of her male voices sound old and croaky, but not so bad that it is annoying or a distraction.
Good Job :-)
I read the book when it first came out so I didn't know if I would like this version. It turned out I certainly did. Hearing the author read her book gave it a whole new dimension. It is a great story and I am looking forward to the next one. A problem I didn't expect is whether to read it or listen to it. I may do both.
My problem with the audio portion was the voices. The accent or voice change for each character that the narrator used always sounded like elderly people. The narration was distracting. My problem with the story is the responses/interactions between characters just didn't feel like real people would react and say the things the author directed.
I am only 1/4 way through this book. I had to stop long enough to say how awful the narration is by the author. Her regular voice is fine but her attempts at other voices are distracting and horrible. Most of them sound old and decrepit, or mentally disabled. I'm going to finish the story but with gritted teeth!!
I liked the theme of a lost autistic child.
Slow moving. Had so much more potential.
John Gully, Lakeside CA jonnyvot
I tried on 3 different occasions to listen to this book. It seemed the story might be worth getting in to. However, I could not get past the narration. I felt like I was being read to by my 3rd grade teacher. I am going to try and find the printed version
"Lost and Found"
This book was good.I had a hard time when we had to listen to what the DOG was thinking,it just seemed to go on forever!When Steven was ranting was another cringeworthy moment or 2.The storyline:An Aunt is called from her radio show to help find her autistic nephew in a snowstorm.That looks straight forward enough,until people start dying.
Amy Shojai did a great job with most of the voices needed.Her male voices were slow and scarey though,sounding like they were talking through a plastic bottle.
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