Narrator: Elizabeth Klett
Series: Olento Research #1
on 24 July 2017
Length: 6 hrs 16 mins
Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Suspense, Werewolf
Source: Author, Submitted
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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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.
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