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Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1 | [John Sandford, Michele Cook]

Uncaged: The Singular Menace, Book 1

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.
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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 Burleson, TX, United States 07-29-14
    Coy Burleson, TX, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2014
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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.

    3 of 3 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.


    6 of 7 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 2 people found this review helpful
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    William 01-12-15
    William 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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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.

    1 of 1 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"
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    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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    V.P. Deaton 02-14-15
    V.P. Deaton 02-14-15 Member Since 2007

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    "Good story"

    I enjoyed this book. Good story, good reader.
    I will probably get the next book in the series to see what happens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Liz Roseville, CA, United States 02-10-15
    Liz Roseville, CA, United States 02-10-15
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    "Seemed like it was written for a teenage audience."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I thought the plot was OK but just a felt like it was written for a younger reader.


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford and Michele Cook again?

    I'll try one more book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Priem Spread Eagle WI 10-07-14
    Susan Priem Spread Eagle WI 10-07-14 Member Since 2012

    Sooz

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    "A book for adolesces?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A different book. This book must have been written for children. It was not what you would expect from John. I understand it was written with him but wow.....


    Would you ever listen to anything by John Sandford and Michele Cook again?

    No


    What three words best describe Tara Sands’s voice?

    Modulated. Pleasant. Slow


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Uncaged?

    We listened for two hours and were so bored we quit


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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