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Olento Research wants to control the world. The Lucidite Institute wants to save it.

Twelve men went missing.

Six months later, they awake from drug-induced stupors to find themselves locked in a lab.

And on the night of a new moon, 11 of those men, possessed by new - and inhuman - powers, break out of their prison and race through the streets of Los Angeles until they disappear one by one into the night.

Olento Research wants its experiments back. Its CEO, Mika Lenna, will tear every city apart until he has his werewolves imprisoned once again. He didn't undertake a huge risk just to lose his would-be assassins.

However, the Lucidite Institute's main mission is to save the world from injustices. Now, it's Adelaide's job to find these mutated men and protect them and society, and fast. Already around the nation, wolf-like men are being spotted. Attacks on innocent women are happening. And then, Adelaide realizes what her next step must be: She has to find the alpha wolf first. Only once she's located him can she stop whoever is behind this experiment to create wild beasts out of human beings.

Olento Research Series:

  • Alpha Wolf, Book One
  • Lone Wolf, Book Two (June 2017)
  • Rabid Wolf, Book Three (July 2017)
  • Pack of Wolves, Book Four (August 2017)

©2017 Sarah Noffke (P)2017 Sarah Noffke

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  • anne
  • Phoenix, AZ, United States
  • 08-19-17

IT WAS JUST OK FOR ME!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **<br/><br/>I have listened to many many many of this authors books and have really loved them, until this one..It just didn't do it for me...I was excited by the title and subject matter...but it was really 3rd person..and I am normally ok with it, even if it isn't my fave writing style...and it never really took off for me...Ymmv...I still love this author though!!!

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  • Karen
  • Ontario Canada
  • 08-15-17

Dream traveler fans unite!

*I was provided a free copy of this book by the author for review purposes*

If you are a fan of Sarah Noffke and her Dream Traveler series', then her new series is definitely for you!
Talk about putting a new twist on the dream traveler race .... with Werewolves!

Sarah has knocked it out of the park once again with what I think might just be one of her best yet!
If you love the her dream travelers as much as I do then what are you waiting for? Pick up Apha Wolf now, you won't be disappointed!


The narration was once again spot on as well. Sarah welcomes back Elizabeth Klett as the narrator in her Werewolf series and I for one couldn't be happier. When I think dream travelers, I think the only voice that fits perfectly is Elizabeths!

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Thrilling story

This is a great start to the Orlento Research 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, and she even managed to throw in a few glottal stops into Adelaide’s cockney accent. 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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Good book but checkout the Lucidite series 1st...

I think I should start by clarifying, this is a great story on its own, a promising start to a new series. However, it is linked to the Lucidite series and a big part of the storyline about dream traveling is explained in the Lucidite books. As a fan of Sarah Nofke and Elizabeth Klett, I had already started the Lucidite series prior to listening to this book, but I've not completed the series. If I hadnt already listened to the first Lucidite book, I don't think I would've been able to understand the dream travel concept as well. Also, since I haven't finished the Lucidite series, there were several spoilers in this book as it refers to some of the Lucidite characters and their completed storyline. Thus, reading the Lucidite series is not a prerequisite, but IMO, this story is a lot more enjoyable if you have Lucidite knowledge. :)

As always, Elizabeth Klett's narration is excellent!

I received a free review audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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highly recommended if you enjoy action, banter

This is the first book in the four-books Olento Research series by Sarah Noffke. Although set in the same world of dream travelers as Noffke's other series and featuring several well-known characters from other books, it works perfectly well even if you are not familiar with Noffke's previous works, as plenty of history is provided. However, if you've listened to/read at least the Ren series in the past, you may feel a greater connection to the story right from the start.

Ren's daughter, Adelaide, is one of the protagonists who needs to find twelve men who were abducted and genetically modified by a scrupulous corporation to be part wolf, part human. Snarky Adelaide is teamed up with sassy FBI agent Rox. Two assertive, abrasive women make for plenty of banter back and forth, as Adelaide thoroughly loathes Rox. The storyline is intriguing and nothing like the usual werewolves' sagas. As it is the first in a new series, it isn't terribly fast-paced as characters are introduced and background is provided, making sure all the characters are fully fleshed out. But there were still plenty of suspenseful as well as very emotional moments. The male characters were really interesting, too, but the limelight was definitely stolen by Adelaide and Rox. The story certainly kept my attention throughout and I can't wait to find out where this story will be heading in book 2, Lone Wolf.

Elizabeth Klett narrates the story in a nice pace and with a pleasant, clear tone that is easy to listen to. Using a wide variety of accents and easily distinguishable voices she covers a large number of characters effortlessly and really brings the story to life. There were no issues with the production of the audiobook.

A great mix of science fiction and paranormal / fantasy and highly recommended if you enjoy action, banter, characters to root for, nasty villains, suspense and very emotional moments. Basically, there's something here for everybody.

Audiobook was provided for review by the author

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Great read

Alpha Wolf by Sarah Noffke was book one in the Olento Research series. Olento Research is trying to control the world. Twelve men go missing and six months later eleven of them wake up with new powers. They break out and one by one go missing. I enjoyed reading the Lucidite Institute's mission to save them. I cant wait to read more of this series.

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Awesome Read

Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Klett – was your favorite?

She did a great job with all the characters.

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Alpha Wolf By Sarah Noffke<br/>4/2017<br/><br/>This is the series that came after Ren Lewis.It is a stand alone series as well as smoothly knitted into Mrs.Noffke's other series.<br/>It brought a smile to my face having a part of Ren back in Adelaid's snark.<br/>If you read Ren, You will recognize several characters form the Lucidite Institute.You also would know the lead investigator into the Werewolf outbreak, "Canis Lupus Project" is what the creators called it. is Ren's daughter Adelaide.It was the level 5 case her dad had been working on and he handed it to Adelaide before he left.Tray Underwood, head Official at the Lucidite Institute, Adelaide ,Trent the head strategist, Dr. Aiden Livingston (it was his research that was stolen when he asked for outside help on a project he was working on for Ren.) Rox is an FBI agent/dream traveler that has joined the team.<br/>There were 12 men abducted from various locations, we met 4 of the werewolf /dream travelers in this book Rio, Zephyr, Kaleb Magner, and Connor as well as a few of the lead people at the Olento Research facility. Mika, Alexander Drake, Morgan,(Morgan has a twin sister and Mr.Lenna offered them more money if Morgan could get his twin to participate in his testing research trial.) Then there is Grant (head of security at Olento )We also fine one of the men was an apprentices of the dastardly Charles Knight. A character from the Vagabond Circus series.<br/>This is a werewolf story that you haven't seen before. So complex and intriguing story. Mrs. Noffke is a brilliant Author and all her books tie in with the Dream traveler world she so painstakingly created. I love seeing characters I already know their back story and have seen them in action. She always introduces us to newbie’s as well as our old friends and nemesis. You haven't read any of Sarah Noffke's other books? Don't worry they do quite well as stand alone series. Sarah is brilliant in her writing. I have read four of her series and always want to read more. The Alpha Wolf series is off to a hair raising good start, I can hardly wait for the next installment and this one hasn't hit the book shelves yet.

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Great start to another series!

Olento Research has been experimenting on humans and their latest endeavor is turning a particular set of men into a group of werewolves. After the wolves somehow escape and news of terrible attacks get out, the Lucidites step in to protect the midlings and round up the wolves. But who did this, and why? The Lucidites are on the case! I didn't really care for the narrator but enjoyed the story.

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Great start to a series

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I was really looking forward to this book and was not disappointed at all. I was hooked from start to finish. It's a well written, creative, entertaining, engaging and very enjoyable story with a great cast of characters. It's a fast paced story that keeps your full attention. Bottom line it's just a darn good story. I was irritated anytime I had to pause the story and couldn't wait to get back to it. As soon as I was done I was ready for the next book. My only complaint would be is that I wish it was longer. It's definitley worth your time and credit. <br/> <br/>This is the first book by Sarah Noffke that I have read and evidently I've been missing out. Along with continuing with this series she has several series available that look really interesting as well. Two of them seem to be connected/ are prequels to this series. I will be reading those asap.<br/><br/>Elizabeth Klett did a really good job with the narration. Pleasant voice that is easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Good character voices and accents. All of them. With just a slight change in tone her male character voices are good. I'm glad she didn't try to do an overly deep male voice. She was able to bring the characters, their emotions and the story to life though her narration. Very enjoyable. Although dual narration would have been great in this story.<br/><br/>I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.<br/>

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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 a 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 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 a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 12-06-17

Interesting audiobook

There are so much stuff in this book like lots of special powers, battle between good and evil guys and of course werewolfs. Plenty of action and different characters. I did liked it even thought some characters did annoy me a bit.