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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Audio Review: The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

Author: Catherine Jinks
Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
Title: The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group
Publisher: Listening Library
Format:Unabridged Audio CD
Length: 12 hrs: 10 mins
Publication: 2011
Source: Library
Rating: 3 out 5

When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale wildlife Park. In a dingo pen.

He assumes that his two rambunctious best friends are somehow responsible, until he discovers that they're just as freaked out as he is. Then the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous 'condition'. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help.

It's not until he's kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them - and to uinderstand what being a paranormal monster really means.

Thoughts: My favorite part of this audio is the narrative voice. Cartwright gives the characters a rich Aussie accent, which is appealing to the ears. The story line however becomes frustrating as Tobias's mother and he himself are so daft that they wont listen to the truth until Toby ends up in a precarious situation. Well the whole story isn't bad just that part grated on my nerves but the humor manages to shine through nonetheless. The production is well done. I like for my audios to grab my attention and if the vocal part isn't crafty enough to do that on it's own then pffft! I'm not going to be able to delve into it at all. I can say that this is not an issue. I liked that the lead character is male, which should appeal to young boys as there are so few books lately that have a good male protagonist. I think it's cute that the vampires and werewolves are working together, even though traditionally that's usually not the case. Overall, it is a ridiculous book in a funny way. 


  1. That is a long audio book. I like funny books. I need something with a little humor in it for my next book.

  2. I have never listened to an audio book before and I think it is high time that I rectify that. Anyway, I love Catherine Jinks. I think she is a fantastic writer. I loved her Genius series, and The Reformed Vampires Support Group. But this one just didn't do the same for me. I don't know what it was exactly, but something just didn't stick. However, I will say that it made me laugh quite a few times. Can't win 'em all I suppose! Thanks for the review!

  3. Sound like the type of book I would like. I can't do audio books but will have to try to read this one.