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Humankind have spread to the stars, but so far, the only other intelligent being discovered is a primitive fox-like race called the Kawokee. Sixty years after their discovery, humanity is being inundated by a virus that originated from the Kawokee world. 

Jasmine Char believes the cure lies within the native culture. While other scientists look for a chemical solution amidst the growing fear and political landmines, Jasmine has her own reasons for finding a cure. But with the planet’s inhabitants decimated by human interference and misunderstandings, will she find the answers, or will the Kawokee disappear along with the entire human race?

©2019 Stacy Bender (P)2020 Stacy Bender

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I love it.

I love it all the girl who was reading it was great to hear from.

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Slow pace and aggravation with main character

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I had high hopes for this book, but it ended up being fairly mediocre for me. The premise hooked me right from the start, and the beginning of the story felt really promising. But then the pace slowed down and nothing really happened. What really aggravated me, however, was the fact that Jasmine Char was supposed to be an anthropologist, but she only acted with a scientific mind half the time. An incident occurs in the last third of the book where Char participates in a Kawokee tradition, but she gets so bored that she no longer pays any attention. You're an anthropologist! All of this is important to your mission! Without giving too much away, that scene goes on to pay an important part in the end, but because she essentially failed at doing her job properly, Char never realizes it until the last minute. All that was honestly too much for me to handle. If Char lived up to her potential as an anthropologist -one who actually does her job- and there was a lot more science built into this book, it could have been really good. But my aggravation with Char and the slow pace left me very underwhelmed. I listened to the audiobook and Caren Naess did a suitable job. Nothing to write home about, but nothing that held the book back, either.

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a seriously fun and smart sci-fi tail

Carne Naess may be one of the best narrators in my Audible library. Her use of inflection and pitch help make every single character, even the minor characters appearing in a single scene, stand out from each other. In Kawokee, this is important, as different chapters follow different characters at the same time period, and solving the mysteries of Kawokee before Minnich and Bender's characters solve it is made easier with the narration. There are several mysteries inside of Kawokee, and most of them are answered by the end. However, it was a great joy whenever i solved one mystery due to clues given, amd get proven correct by the end. I highly recommend Kawokee to any person who enjoys sci-fi or mysteries or space adventures.

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Really unique!

This was a deeply complicated unique tale. I really enjoyed the anthropological point of view and the final twist is literally mind-blowing. I haven’t read such a well written sci-fi novel in a while and this was incredibly refreshing. Warnings: no Fbombs but there is a fair use of all other language. References to nudity and intimate relationships either directly with mild detail or less direct. I highly suggest you give this book a try. —I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Foxy Alien'a with attitude!

Very interesting story with a lot of imagination. I listened through to the end of this Audio book and I was not disappointed. Kind of a shocker at the end but it really brought the whole story together. I received this Audio book for free in exchange for an unbiased review. Great listen!

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Wonderful Sci-fi story

Interesting sci-fi story about humans encountering an alien race.and how we react to them much like when the Europeans came to the new World. Then things take a few twists and sadly while we advanced technically some of us haven’t advanced morally

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Much better than I expected

This book delivered on expectations and then some! I enjoyed the plot, which gave plenty of clues but still had some surprises! I don’t want to give too much away, but there is angst, action, mystery and adventure. There’s also some moral stories, and a little political commentary— but it fits the plot and isn’t in-your-face. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.

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A wonderful furry para-anthropological romp!

First off, the reader, this is an audiobook version, after all. Caren Naess kept the reading well paced, no need to speed up or slow down to gather everything in. The pronunciation and character voices kept on point, and gave you a chance to get into the story, not the reader. A wonderful job, I did not even need to rewind to re-listen. On starting this book, I feared that the Noble Savage trope was going to be at play. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the novel gave a more complex view to a race seemingly alien to our own, while providing a story that is worth a few reads through. Reminiscent of Ursula K. Le Guin's beautiful "The Left Hand of Darkness," tinged with the sort of darkness inherent in the history that influenced "The Handmaid's Tale," we have a story that follows para-anthropological themes, as we explore the many aspects of a new society, and see how much it varies from, or even resembles, our own. This is also a wonderful addition to the furry fandom, and those who enjoy such anthropomorphic characterizations will likely enjoy this novel. I requested a free review copy of this audiobook, with expectation of my honest review. Thank you for allowing me to listen to and review this amazing new book!