Made to Kill: A Science Fiction Paranormal Thriller

A Dream Traveler Series: Genetically Altered, Book 1
Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
Series: Genetically Altered, Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twelve men went missing....

Six months later, they awake from drug-induced stupors to find themselves locked in a lab. On the night of a new moon, 11 of those men - possessing new gifts of speed, strength, and inhuman powers - break out of their prison and race through the streets of Los Angeles. They disappear one by one into the night. 

Mika Lenna - a powerful dream traveler and head of Olento Research - wants to control the world. To do that, he must create an army of assassins. Capturing the 12 men was easy, as was experimenting on them while keeping them in drug-induced stupors. But now, all hell has broken loose - wolf-like men have been spotted across the nation, leaving fatal attacks in their midst. Mike must tear every city apart until his invaluable werewolves are back under his control.  

The Lucidite Institute's main mission is to save the world from injustices. Their best agent, Adelaide Lewis, needs to find these mutated men and protect them and society, and fast. Adelaide realizes that she has to find the alpha wolf. Only once she's located him can she stop whoever is behind this experiment to create wild beasts out of human beings.

©2019 Sarah Noffke (P)2019 Sarah Noffke

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Thrilling, unique story

This is a great start to the Genetically Altered series. The introduction of engineered werewolves adds a interesting and different spin to Noffke's amazing Dream Traveler world. These wolves are not like any other were's you have read about, they are the first of their kind and are on the run from their creators. The Lucidites need to get to them first and figure out who created them and why. Noffke's excellent descriptive writing and Kemp’s great narration lets you feel their struggles, fears, aggression and yearnings, and the exciting plot keeps you totally enthralled. The story and its characters easily captures your imagination; from Mika's ruthlessness, to Rox's sass, Conner's self-deprecation and Adelaide's sarcastic repartee. The narrator does a good job of the different accents in the story; she even managed to throw in a few glottal stops into Adelaide’s cockney accent and captured her snarky attitude well. This is a thrilling tale full of intrigue, humour, loss and strife. Rox is an interesting character and you have to wonder what her sassy, sexy bravado is really hiding. Adelaide's sarcasm and abrasive nature highlights her relation to Ren, and your heart goes out to her as she walks in his shadow. Conner is my favourite "wolf" so far, he is damaged, torn, but has an intelligence and empathy that draws you to him. In Noffke's usual fashion, she has created a storyline and characters that pull at your imagination as well as your heart. It's a compelling tale, with links that tie into her other books, once again weaving more depth into an already great world and yet can still be read as a stand alone series. I loved this story and look forward to listening to the next audiobook.

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Origin Story!!

Here we go again! Sarah Noffke has pulled me into yet another one of her series with a vengeance! We re-enter the Dream Traveler world on the tail end of Ren's last adventure. (cries sadly must read Ren series if you have not!) I am not sure how Sarah knew I loved origin stories and werewolves on top but I was like a kid in the candy store. The plotline hooked me all the way to the last page. As always, the character development is the real story here. The plot wound and twisted and I saw names from other Dream Traveler series (Eeek!!). I still want a timeline (need a timeline!) but the story was gripping and fast-paced. I love how the story unfolds and the characters build up to a crescendo. Zephyr is a strong leader but I do think that Connor may be my favorite in this novel! As the daughter/granddaughter of military men and an Army grunt myself, I appreciate how the military was not shown as 'only' hooah and how they were shown as genuine humans. As with all professions, not everyone is the same in the military. Love how the author took this and made it her own! Read this book if you love action, werewolves, and Dream Travelers!

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Werewolves, anyone?

This is the first Sarah Noffke's book that I have had experience with and I loved it. The story is fast paced with many twists and turns. The characters are fun, exciting, and layered. I recommend this book to everyone. Elizabeth Klett does a great job as the narrator providing different voices for each character. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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loved it

I loved this story. The characters were great. I recommend you to read/listen. The narrator did a good job telling the story.

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I was not able to connect to the characters

Twelve men were kidnapped by the Olento Research to experiment with them. They were transformed in werewolves and given powers only possessed by the Lucidites. These men get to escape, and the Lucidite Institute will try to find a cure for them and try to catch the men behind Olento Research. First of all, let me clarify that having read ‘The Lucidites’ is a prerequisite for reading this book. Maybe also the ‘Ren’ series, but this is optional. The reader needs to have previous knowledge about the Lucidites to fully understand and enjoy this book. I am a total fan of Sarah Noffke. I have listened to ‘The Reverians’, ‘The Lucidites’, and the ‘Vagabond Circus’ series, and also the first book in the ‘Ren’ series. Sarah is able to give soul to a book and its characters, and I think this is why her books are so loved by many. So I was looking forward to this new series, ready to have my breath taken away again. But hard as I tried, this book did not click with me. It is not a bad book, it is in fact quite good, and it has great characters and lots of action, but somehow there was something missing. I am not usually a fan of werewolves stories, but I am also not a circus fan, and I loved the ‘Vagabond Circus’ series. I think that, despite how well the characters were built, I missed a central character to whom I could connect. It seemed Adelaide was this character, but there were not enough insights that got me attached to this character. It is true that most of Sarah’s books are written in first person from and the point of view of the main character. I think the same could be achieved by writing in third person, but somehow it did not work here. It is true that Adelaide was an important character but after a while, it did not feel like the main one, and in some of the scenes she was not even present, so the writing in third person made perfect sense. I wish I would have cared for the characters more than I did. For the rest, it was a very enjoyable book with very vivid characters. It is clear that it is just the beginning of a series and a mere introduction to the real thing. I believe the next books will fill the void this one left me. I was really happy to listen to another book narrated by Elizabeth Klett. One of my first audiobooks was ‘Defects’, from ‘The Reverians’, and I completely fell in love with Elizabeth’s soothing style back then. She is really good with voices and especially accents, making it seem effortless. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Adelaide of the Lucidite Institute has her secrets

Twelve men were kidnapped and none can remember how they got to the lab that they escaped from after months of being poked and prodded and changed into something they had no desired be. But one day one of the guys/shifter was strong enough to break two of them out of the cells and then they let the others out but one didn't get out and when the Olento Research Ceo came in after they escaped and the lone man realized everyone had left without him he hid in his cage and the guards didn't bother unlocking his cell even though they discussed why the cell was still locked and he Conner spends another 5 weeks locked up. The others split up and went their separate ways several ended up in LA because there were news reports that indicated that there was something out of the ordinary going on all of a sudden in different places . The Lucidite Institude sent out people to recover the men that had been kidnapped and escaped from the lab. Adelaide was in charge of recovery and her boss assigns an FBI agent Roxanne to help her. In this first book they recover several of the men and find out interesting information about the them. Great story line and characters are fascinating in their own ways. I was given an audible copy as a gift from author without obligation. I am providing an honest review.

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Great story line

I really enjoyed this book. The narrator made the characters come to life and made it an enjoyable story to listen to.

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excellent

Listening to this story, I found it to be fascinating. The narrator brought the story to life. Completely enjoyable for paranormal

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no spoilers

This book was amazing! I cant wait to see where the story continues. the narrator was awesome in keeping the characters alive and keeping a interest In the story. highly recommend

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Great start

Great start to a spin off of Noffke’s Lucidites series. I love how the Dream Traveler world is spreading out through all these different books. There are several spin offs and all are linked in some way which makes them feel familiar right from the start. Several characters reoccur and new ones are always being introduced. Also, many of the spin off series can be read without reading the other books. Though personally I like going down the traditional timeline. This book centers around Adelaide and her first major case for the Lucidites. She is determined to prove herself. Adelaide is a great character. Like her father Ren she is prickly and has no time for niceties. For this mission it’s her job to chase down a bunch of men who have been genetically altered and are now werewolves. She has been paired with a smiley feminine FBI agent, Rox, and is not happy about it. I liked the origin story of the werewolves and the nature of the changes that takes place within them. There was a swift pace to the story and a good amount of action. I’m curious to see what will happen with these newly created wolfmen and what developments will arise in the next book in the series.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 02-26-20

Science made everything possible.

Twelve men of various backgrounds were abducted, drugged and experimented upon. When they finally emerged from their comas, they discovered themselves changed, imprisoned and, in addition to developing super powers, each felt the wolf inside which, weekly, took possession turning them into werewolves. Ren Lewis''s daughter, Adelaide, is tasked with finding and helping these altered men as well as discovering why and by whom they were experimented upon. And to assist her, she is partnered by an FBI agent, Ros, an American, another Dream Traveller almost impervious to physical hurt even if she does look overly girlie in high heels, short skirt and loads of make-up. She and Adelaide resent each other even if they must work together and constantly bicker and throw catty jibes at each other as they try to find the werewolf men. This is a fun thriller set in the world of Dream Travellers and Middlings and the Institute formerly fun by Ren, who has been dead for a year or so. Characterisation is fair as the reader is introduced to three of the newly made werewolves as well as both Adelaide and Ros. Sadly, the constant bickering between the two women does move from amusing to tedious as the book progresses: the rudeness which Ren could get away with does not sit so well with his Cockney voiced daughter: a simple lack of gravitas. But the story is intriguing and the werewolves not the usual stereotypes. Narration by Elizabeth Klett is well intoned and, mostly, well paced although there are occasional editing glitches where reading mistakes have been corrected but not removed. Her accent for Adelaide is also fairly good: Cockney is not as easy to perform as is often thought but Ms.Klett does it well. This was a good beginning to what promises to be another enjoyable series by author Sarah Noffke. Primarily aimed at the Y.A. audience, it is a read for all ages who prefer their thrillers to be gentle and original. My thanks to the rights holder of Made to Kill, who, at my request freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of the Audiobook.

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  • Heather North @AudiobookObsession
  • 04-01-19

Great start to this series!

A unique story with werewolves unlike any I’ve come across. Loved the blend of sci-fi and paranormal. Great characters and an engaging story with plenty of action and a good dose of humor. Fantastic narrator, she has unique voices and accents for each character and really captured their personalities. I received a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.