Narrator: Kelley Hazen
Published by Self Published / Indie on 18 May 2018
Length: 11 hours 2 minutes
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Source: Narrator, Submitted
After the Unified World Pact of 2045, people lived in a state of peace and prosperity previously unknown in human history. The World Guild, a new global government, managed all the needs of humanity and the animals it loved. Then in 2086, a security breach of Xavier Labs in Colorado and Zheng Industries in China released the deadly experimental agent XSKL435. Anyone outside was dead within minutes.
As statistics on the death toll are gathered from all over the world, Abby, the six-week-old dog-daughter of Bill and Teresa Maxwell, was one of only four known surviving canines. News services soon announce that the other three dogs had succumbed to the deadly poison. Abby was now the last dog.
You’re invited on a journey with a puppy who longs for home after she is confiscated and held captive at a lab, and the family who are determined to get her back at all costs. After escaping from the lab, Abby must quickly learn how to survive in the wild. Bill and Teresa must devise a plan to find Abby without being arrested themselves. Neither Abby nor her parents know whether their plans will work, if they will survive the journey, or if they will be reunited. But love of family drives them onward.
©2018 Dawn Greenfield Ireland (P)2018 Dawn Greenfield Ireland
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In 2086 the world changed from everyone living in a peaceful state and prosperity to hundreds of millions of people and animals lying dead in the street from a highly toxic experimental agent XSKL435 that was released due to a security breach. The toxic agent just killed all but the last dog; Abby. Her human parents, Bill & Teresa Maxwell, must relinquish ownership of Abby to a lab.
It becomes clear to the Maxwell’s and Abby that they must all get away and escape to the mysterious western area of the US, a territory where they can live together as a family once again without being monitored. But will they all survive the trip? Will they all escape?
Set as a futuristic high-tech life, Dawn Greenfield Ireland weaves a magical story that leaves one thinking, haunted by what choices one might make in these instances. Nothing is black and white, everything causes a ripple effect – surviving is key.
Greenfield challenges the listener to examine their ethics, honor and meaning of family. Action packed, but not with violence – lots of moving plots and characters but in an organized easy to follow manner. The characters were very well developed and moved the story along at a brisk pace.
The narrator, Kelley Hazen, performed the audiobook professionally and expertly. She voiced each character in a unique way making them distinguishable from one another. I thought she moved the story along as well with her ability to narrate in a pleasing and engaging manner.
At first, I thought the story was a bit dry but once the background was given, the story flowed nicely and quickly engaging the listener fully. I did struggle a bit with the whole “dog daughter” element but once I put that to rest, the book was highly entertaining and suspenseful – it hooks you from the beginning!
There were no issues with the quality or production of this audiobook.