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A nearly disastrous car wreck in Germany launches 12-year-old Gabriel Zanadu, Alexander, his 14-year-old brother, and their two dogs, Thunder and Lightning, into a sinister adventure near the famous German castle Neuschwanstein. 

Unexplained eavesdropping, death threats, and heart-pumping danger drag Gabe, Alex, and the dogs into the clutches of a little-known foreign terrorist network. After they are kidnapped by the terrorists, the scraped and bruised boys battle their captors in underground caverns for freedom. Remembering lessons from their military dad and home-schooling mom, Gabe and Alex struggle to escape the deadly situation.

©2012, 2014 Aaron M Zook, Jr. (P)2019 Aaron M Zook, Jr.

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Great Teen Adventure

The Secrets of the Castle by Aaron M Zook Jr appealed to me with its blurb. I was pulled into this story with the great imagery and endearing characters. Having never visited a castle, the setting appealed to me. Thunder and Lightning are endearing characters with four legs. As a dog person, I loved their reliable training. Some details in the story were far fetched, but overall it was great escapism. Jax Russell did a good performance with this book. He added the right emotions. This book is appropriate for multiple ages. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I would listen to more books by the author and narrator.

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Wonderful Young Adult Adventure Story!

Good, clean fun is found as adventure (and misadventure!) befalls two young teens and their dogs. The boys make some bad choices that get them into trouble, but also learn teamwork and problem-solving skills that help them escape. All-in-all, a great story!