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Uncaged Audiobook

Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling Prey author John Sandford and Michele Cook debut a high-octane young adult thriller series.

Shay Remby arrives in Hollywood with $58 and a handmade knife, searching for her brother, Odin.

Odin’s a brilliant hacker but a bit of a loose cannon. He and a group of radical animal-rights activists hit a Singular Corp. research lab in Eugene, Oregon. The raid was a disaster, but Odin escaped with a set of highly encrypted flash drives and a post-surgical dog.

When Shay gets a frantic 3 a.m. phone call from Odin - talking about evidence of unspeakable experiments, and a ruthless corporation, and how he must hide - she’s concerned. When she gets a menacing visit from Singular’s security team, she knows: Her brother’s a dead man walking.

What Singular doesn’t know - yet - is that 16-year-old Shay is every bit as ruthless as their security force, and she will burn Singular to the ground, if that’s what it takes to save her brother.

©2014 John Sandford and Michele Cook (P)2014 Listening Library

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    Coy 07-29-14
    Coy 07-29-14
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    "Should have left the YA knock offs to Patterson"
    What disappointed you about Uncaged?

    This could have been yet one more James Patterson junk novels where a great author lends their name to another writer to push out commercial tripe for young adults. Teens unite to save the world from evil corporations. Oh come on, hasn't this been done to death. Sandford is one of my all time favorite writers. May be that's why this apparent sell out was so hard to swallow.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Kevin J Anderson's Dark Between the Stars


    What didn’t you like about Tara Sands’s performance?

    Voice has the quality of nails on a chalkboard. After getting used to the irritating tenor, Sands does to a good job of "telling" the story instead of reading it. Maybe its just the teenage girl screaming and wanna be hip team talk that rubs me the wrong way.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Is spite of everything else, the book did take a worn out plot and move it along at a Sandford worthy pace and it is well written. I just wish I hadn't known where it was going before I got half way through the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I hated it when Patterson decided to franchise his creativity to turn out mediocre dime store novels. I hope this series is Sandford's only venture down that path.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Palmetto, FL, United States 07-11-14
    Nancy Palmetto, FL, United States 07-11-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Nothing like typical Sandford"
    What disappointed you about Uncaged?

    The narrator is terrible. Sandford's other books have great narrators who improve the story line.


    What was most disappointing about John Sandford and Michele Cook ’s story?

    Since they are a married couple, I thought the book would have much of the type of story he writes, however this looks like a book she wrote and he put his name with her to sell it.


    What didn’t you like about Tara Sands’s performance?

    She is one of the most irritating readers I have listened to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The reader was so terrible that I didn't finish the book.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    William 01-12-15
    William 01-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Incomplete ending requires second book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Finishing the book instead of requiring me to buy the sequel and not informing me this was part 1 of a two or 3 part series.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Part 2 if if ever comes out


    Would you be willing to try another one of Tara Sands’s performances?

    Yes, she was great


    What character would you cut from Uncaged?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Yes, let us know next time that this is the frist part of a 2 or 3 part series. And that the story does not resolve itself in part 1.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 01-04-15
    Robert 01-04-15
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    "SANDFORD AND WIFE TEAM"
    What would have made Uncaged better?

    MAKE IT MORE FOR ADULTS - SANDFORD STYLE - READ BY FERRONE
    LET THE WIFE WRITE FOR TEENS - UNDER HER OWN NAME.


    Would you recommend Uncaged to your friends? Why or why not?

    NO IT'S FOR KIDS - NOT HONEST TO USE SANDFORD REPUTATION ON SUCH A BAD PIECE OF WORK HOPE SHE CAN COOK BETTER THAN SHE CAN WRITE


    How could the performance have been better?

    ITS FOR KIDS AND SOUNDS LIKE IT


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    DISAPPOINTMENT - EXPECTED SANDFORD QUALITY. MISREPRESENTATION.


    Any additional comments?

    SEE IF TEENS LIKE IT.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Loy 10-26-14
    Loy 10-26-14

    Born to read

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    "good story"

    finished this book. it was good - a YA story. it more young people were the main charaters rather than YA -

    I stopped in the middle - thinking I would wait to the next one so I could go straight to the next book. But decided to finish it.

    I enjoyed it worth a read. though I would not call it YA

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan 08-14-14
    Jonathan 08-14-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Good but not great - it takes awhile to get into"
    Any additional comments?

    Seems geared towards a younger audience than the Davenport series but it was pretty good once I got into it. I will get the next one when it comes out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    S. Lyman 08-10-14
    S. Lyman 08-10-14

    She-Who-Reads-Paranormal

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    "OMG!! This is not YA; this is SANDFORD @ his best"
    If you could sum up Uncaged in three words, what would they be?

    unrelenting fast-paced gritty


    What did you like best about this story?

    This is only YA in the broadest sense - no twitter; no malls; no video games. Soulless corportations doing horrifying science and young adults the only real opponents. Cutting edge action with believable villains and great characters.


    Have you listened to any of Tara Sands’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/A


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was incredulous at how it ended. Please tell me the next one is already written>>>>>>PLEASE.


    Any additional comments?

    I heard Sandford speak and few years back and he said he would not write YA with malls and tweets. He didn't. He took it UUUPPPP a major notch. Wow! Just WOW!!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M. Ardington Olympia, WA United States 05-01-16
    M. Ardington Olympia, WA United States 05-01-16 Member Since 2013

    I work in the woods and do a lot of driving. So I'm a higher than average consumer of audio literature. I'm amazed at these narrators.

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    "Not Bad for a Young Adult-Type Book"
    Would you try another book from John Sandford and Michele Cook and/or Tara Sands?

    I would approach it with caution. The narrator detracts from the quality a bit... she is a good performer but has some annoying voice inflections and is a bit too "cutesy" at times.


    Would you recommend Uncaged to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it, particularly for a young adult and especially as a printed book.


    What three words best describe Tara Sands’s voice?

    Annoying. Grating.... but still, very Capable.


    Did Uncaged inspire you to do anything?

    Yes, I vowed never to mispronounce the name of a city the way they kept mispronouncing "Eugene" in this audio book. NO ONE out here says "U-gene" like Tara Sands kept saying it. The name of the town is pronounced Eugene, with the accent on the second syllable not the first. Her pronunciation sounded like someone from deep Appalachia saying it. Perhaps Tara Sands thinks people in Oregon are backwards hicks... most folks from the East do. Two other minor issues: Not everyone in Oregon wears flannel shirts and the woods are pronounced "fore-est", not "far-est".


    Any additional comments?

    I'm only disappointed that Sandford did not vet this a little better in terms of the continuous mispronunciation of Eugene and, basically,the accuracy of anything to do with the Pacific Northwest.
    But the story was very enjoyable and moved along well and the plot was engaging and well engineered - as all of Sandford's are in my experience. And while I found a number of things about Tara Sands to be annoying (as mentioned above) she is very good at mixing male and female voices.. and there were quite a few characters involved in this story so she had to keep track of all this while at the same time handling the acting. She's obviously a real pro.

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    Elizabeth McMasters 11-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good story"

    I really enjoyed the story. I wasn't so impressed by the narrator. She's not bad, I just prefer male narrators in general & I didn't care for her accents. I will be starting book 2 tonight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Spencer United States 09-01-15
    Spencer United States 09-01-15 Member Since 2005
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    "New Subject Matter"
    Would you try another book from John Sandford and Michele Cook and/or Tara Sands?

    Probably not, a little too much background on the minor characters. A lack of action in between two action filled events.


    What was most disappointing about John Sandford and Michele Cook ’s story?

    Not your usual Sandford book, not enough action. The bad guys identified a bit too early.


    What three words best describe Tara Sands’s performance?

    Not Richard Ferone


    Could you see Uncaged being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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