Dr. Jason Kunik is working on the most earth-shattering genetics project ever: DNA mapping of a new species, the quickened - dogs who can shift into human form. The problem is, no one knows the quickened exist, and Jason can't betray them by publishing his studies. When he moves to Mad Creek to continue his research in a town full of quickened, all he wants is peace, quiet, and to be allowed to bury himself in his work. Perhaps if he figures out how the mutation is activated, he can silence his own inner dog forever.
Would you listen to How to Wish Upon a Star again? Why?
Yes! The story is fantastic and the narration is spot-on, truly bringing the characters to life.
What did you like best about this story?
It's a very funny story, yet also full of heart and even some suspense. I found that to be a great combination.
What does Matthew Shaw bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I'm sure I would have enjoyed it in print as well. But the audio version was a treat because I could listen while I walked. And the story was so engaging that it kept me walking past my daily goals.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Yes. I won't give too much away, but one of the characters yearns for home more than anything. There's a wrenching scene where he's been denied home yet again. Sniff.
Any additional comments?
I'm eagerly hoping for more in this series!