P.A.W.S.

Narrated by: Priscilla Finch
Series: P.A.W.S., Book 1
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When Miri receives a silver cat charm from her omama on the night before she dies, she has no idea that the charm holds a secret, a powerful magic that saved her omama's life and is about to make Miri's a whole lot more interesting.

©2013 Debbie Manber Kupfer (P)2016 Debbie Manber Kupfer

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got to love shapeshifters

"I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review." Found this book highly entertaining, logic of difference of shapeshifters and werewolves well explained. That covered, loved the characters, they were very real with very real problems,worries and happiness. Bullying episodes felt real, I remember those as a kid. Lots of very real situations of many types in the book, and all were heart tuggingly real. The bad guy found very real, very bad and true to how I view badness, totally out for himself -- spoiler alert, the good guys, or most of them win finally. Loved the story, listening to it again. Narrator was an excellent choice for this book, pulled you into the story.

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Paws pulls you in! Looking forward book 2 already!!

ts a great story, well written. No empty filler words that go nowhere. I’m sure you know what I mean (2 pages to say there’s dirty on the ground)! This author is not one of those! Her story pulls you in. I found myself rooting for Miri to escape her pursuers. The author brings forth every emotion. where some authors try to wrench out 1 emotion from you. She effortlessly brings out most if not all of them. However, she doesn’t push the emotion so hard you want to close the book. Instead it made me more invested and wanting to know how it would turn out. I can’t wait to listen to book 2! There are 4 books so far in the series!

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Great story, subpar audio recording

Great story that captivates you in wanting to keep listening. The only problem is there are times when you can tell they had to splice in a backup recording as the audio quality and volume changes which can be distracting after a while. If I was just looking at the overall story, I have to give it 4.5 stars as it kept me interested in wanting to learn what happens next, but I will also say I am unclear as to the age of the audience the author was targeting as names tend to be geared towards a younger audience, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone younger than possibly mid-teens due to the violence; however overall due to the audio quality I would give it 3.5 to 4 stars.

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Not a Children’s book

This is the second book I have read/listened to by this author and I would like to listen to more in this series. I DO NOT agree this is a Children’s book. There are quite violent scenes, references to rape and disembowelment, cannibalism, etc. I would suggest mature teen and above. The rest of the book falls within YA. It is an uncomplicated listen. The book itself I found to be enjoyable. The idea of three types of shifters, the school and hidden shifters was interesting. Also, the shifters were not limited to canines. This is the first book I have listened to by this narrator ( Priscilla Finch ) and I would listen to another. Her cadence is one who reads, not performs so it kept me from getting deep into the book. Her character voices are subtly different but there is not much variation in tone or expression. There are no explicit sex scenes, there is described violence. I think there was swearing but can’t say for sure now. I do not agree this is a kids book. There are quite violent scenes, references to rape and disembowelment, cannibalism, etc. I would suggest mature teen and above. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review. Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful. Story 4/5 Narration 3/5

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Magical young adult adventure

Just before Miri's Omama died she gave her the cat charm she always wore around her neck. Little did Miri know this act of kindness would save her life as well as put her in grave danger. This is a unique coming of age young adult fantasy novel is filled with magical creatures, a dangerous power hungry man, and an element of self discovery that will leave you highly satisfied. Even though this is a series most, if not all questions are answered and the ending does not leave you lost. It does however leave you with an imprint of the characters and a longing to continue their stories. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes shape shifting fantasy adventures or to anyone who is looking for a light read which leaves you satisfied and wanting more at the same time.

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Great Read for YA Shifter lovers of all ages

Miri comes from a long line of family shifters. Her mom is not part of that line since Miri's omama gave the special amulet to Miri. Her father is the big bad wolf. Miri goes to school with other paranormal beings and is being taught about her new form and possible powers. Very good story. Especially if you need a little break from more adultish reads. Will continue the series when I need those breaks again. Narrator did an excellent job especially with the spells and singing. I received the audiobook for free from StoryOrigin in exchange for my honest review.

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The trouble with cats and wolfs

This is a really sweet and exciting story, that’s perfect for middle schoolers and some high school students. It’s a little bit coming of age, and a lot about believing in yourself and being on the right side through a conflict. It’s also lots of actions with sprinkles of mystery. I loved the story, and would warmly recommend it to parents of middle schoolers, who will love this story that’s written a little bit like the first Harry Potter book. The narrators did a great job too, with changing their voices to bring the story to life.

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Only one way to describe

If you liked the parts of Harry Potter where people could change into animals and change back to being people-THAN this is the book for you. Its very enjoyable..

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A great story

I really enjoyed this book. The story was well written and the narrator did a fabulous job. I don't like to have spoilers in my reviews so I won't go into great details. I felt very bad for Mary when she had to leave her cats behind. Her aunt was horrible. I hated the bullies at the school & was happy when Mary was able to get her revenge on them. Once Mary got to paws I was relieved that she was among friends. I was very glad that she was able to deal with Allister & he got what he deserved. A great story and I can't wait for book 2. If you like magic, animals & magicians then this story is for you. A great story.

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Good Listen

This was a different variation on shapeshifters and I thought it was great. I have never read or listened to this author before but I really enjoyed this book. The narration was ok, not much fluctuation between the males and females so I would sometimes lose track of who was speaking or thinking. I think the narration could have been better, but it was okay. The story itself was entertaining but a little violent and power hungry at times. The villain was great and you could say he was in for the long game but really evil. The P.A.W.S organization was well thought out with teachers and education, not just crime fighters. There were teenage moments of all the emotions anyone has felt in their life, happiness, sadness, fear and plain angst. I will be looking into the next book so I can find out what happens with the uncle and aunt. I received a copy of this audiobook on StoryOrigin for free for an honest review.

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  • Steve
  • 08-28-20

Unusual fantasy

I will admit that this wasn’t my cup of tea but slowly and surely it grew and grew till I was engrossed. Recommended listen.

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  • Barbi J.
  • 08-25-20

Great Read for YA Shifter lovers of all ages

Miri comes from a long line of family shifters. Her mom is not part of that line since Miri's omama gave the special amulet to Miri. Her father is the big bad wolf. Miri goes to school with other paranormal beings and is being taught about her new form and possible powers. Very good story. Especially if you need a little break from more adultish reads. Will continue the series when I need those breaks again. Narrator did an excellent job especially with the spells and singing. I received the audiobook for free from StoryOrigin in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Lana R.
  • 08-23-20

What a lovely coming of age story of a shifter.

What a lovely coming of age story of a girl who finds she can shape shift to a cat. Mira is given a cat charm to wear to protect her then the grandmother sadly passes away. Growing up in a boarding school with very few friends and bullies at every corner. She escapes from them by becoming a cat. Not knowing how to control her gift she is found by P.A.W.S.. Who guide her in controlling her gift and finding just like herself. The story in well written, characters believable. The narrator is very good. Enjoyed the story. Great for YA readers.

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 08-23-20

Okay

Title: P.A.W.S Author: Debbie Manber Kupfer Format: Audio Narrator: Priscilla FInch Genre: YA, Paranormal (Shifters) Standalone: Yes Part of a Series: Book 1 P.A.W.S. series POV: Multiple but mostly Miri Steam Level: Clean - some kissing 3/5 The premise of this book is fun, the execution, not so much. I found it a bit slow and boring. Debbie Manber Kupfer created a world that has a ton of potential and could explode into many stories with multiple types of animal shifters. Maybe the narrator didn't do this book justice of maybe it was a slow as it seemed but P.A.W.S. fell flat to me. I received this audiobook for free from StoryOrigin. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • S
  • 08-17-20

Miri wakes up with her grandmother's cat charm

Miri wakes up one morning with her grandmother's cat charm, and realises that she's now all alone. Though her uncle and aunt take her in, they are clearly not happy about changing their lifestyle to look after a child so they ship her off to boarding school where she is just as miserable as she was with them. Luckily the charm is magical and unlocks a potential in her that she never knew about. Then comes P.A.W.S. the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters who take her in and that's when the drama really starts. I found the book reads as quite young, but it has some very adult themes. I liked the voice of the narration, it suited Miri well, but the reading wasn't very smooth and there were lots of weird pauses which made it hard to stay with the story.

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  • miss
  • 04-02-20

fantastic

what a well written and narrated book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to more in the series xxx

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  • Mac
  • 02-19-20

Awesome

I loved this audio book. Great characters and brilliant storyline. I highly recommend this book. The narrator is amazing. ❤️🤩😻

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  • Bluelokie
  • 12-01-19

Enjoyable

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review. I enjoyed this story even though I usually listen to audiobooks aimed at adult audiences. This audiobook is my favourite genre, the plot was good with a few twists and the narrator brought it all together.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 11-27-19

Good story

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Enjoyed the story even though it’s aimed at younger readers than me. Looking forward to listening to book 2 .