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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (221 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Stina Nielsen Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Fourteen-year-old Shannon and her little brother Cody have the time of their lives when they spend the summer rescuing animals for a little-known wildlife shelter, Jackie's Wild Seattle. Their parents away in Pakistan, Shannon and Cody are left with their Uncle Neal. What transpires when this odd team sets off to save beasts of many furs and feathers is an often hilarious tale of healing and growth that will capture listeners' hearts.

Will Hobbs is an ALA award-winning author of young adult fiction. His many celebrated novels include Beardance. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 11/11/2013

    " Reread in February, 2012, for the Mother/Daughter Book Club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 10/28/2013

    " This was a really good animal rescue book. Very interesting and adventurous! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hanna | 10/20/2013

    " This book is decent. There are some surprises. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Bagley | 7/7/2013

    " This is a very good book. I enjoyed all the accurate detail on handling animals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tember | 7/1/2013

    " I thought that this book was good because I personally love animals and I could really see myself in this young girls place. Another thing I liked about this book was that it had sad parts in it but she had to learn how to deal with them even while she was working at the animal rescue center. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 3/17/2013

    " Really cute book for older elementary kids or younger middle school. My mom gave a copy of this to my boys but I am the only one in the house who has read it. Again, I like that it is set in the Seattle area and the places are familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 11/9/2012

    " This is a little different than what I am used to from this author. It was good, but in a less dramatic way. Good though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hallie | 5/28/2012

    " It was short and kind of animal oriented. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 5/6/2012

    " For animal lovers. 14-year-old Shannon and her little brother spend the summer with their uncle, helping at a wildlife rescue center. Interesting and realistic animal situations, but beware that the results of animal abuse is included. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 3/19/2012

    " This book was recommended to me by Kaitlyn...thanks, Katy! I love animals (I cried for days after I ran over a baby bird in my car) and reading about a rescue facility was just right up my alley-it made me want to start a rescue mission of my own! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/22/2012

    " This is a fun read for young animal lovers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/22/2012

    " Hobbs writes one from a female perspective! My daughter Charlene loved it, especially as animals galore are rescued. Pretty moving stuff, actually. Several tough dilemmas are deftly handled by a master storyteller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 10/6/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It was more for a middle school age reader, but it was exciting and had a lot of information about animal rescue. In fact, according to the author, it was based on a real animal rescue center. The characters are believable and the descriptions are vivid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thalia | 9/15/2011

    " I read this book in 5th grade. I believe I chose it because Seattle is a city in my home state, Washington. It turned out to be hilarious at times and an overall great book! I recommend it to everyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Larson | 2/20/2011

    " This is my favorite Will Hobbs book so far! The characters were very nicely drawn and the include enough animals to satisfy any wildlife lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConwayCountyLibrary .org | 1/12/2011

    " (youth review) This story had all kinds of things going on in it and made it hard to follow sometimes but I enjoyed reading it. ~Kristina, 3rd grade, MIS "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maelee | 11/13/2010

    " Jackie spends the summer with her uncle in Seattle by helping him as he works to save injured wild animals. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ConwayCountyLibrary | 10/20/2010

    " (youth review) This story had all kinds of things going on in it and made it hard to follow sometimes but I enjoyed reading it. ~Kristina, 3rd grade, MIS "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 12/19/2009

    " I enjoyed this book. It was more for a middle school age reader, but it was exciting and had a lot of information about animal rescue. In fact, according to the author, it was based on a real animal rescue center. The characters are believable and the descriptions are vivid. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 6/21/2009

    " Here's what Jessica P. had to say about this book:
    Overview: Shannon and her brother go to Seattle to stay with their uncle, who they barely know.
    This book ROCKS because: All the danger and excitement in it and how Shannon risks her life to save a baby seal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 5/26/2009

    " For animal lovers. 14-year-old Shannon and her little brother spend the summer with their uncle, helping at a wildlife rescue center. Interesting and realistic animal situations, but beware that the results of animal abuse is included. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hanna | 5/1/2009

    " This book is decent. There are some surprises. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 12/25/2008

    " This book was recommended to me by Kaitlyn...thanks, Katy! I love animals (I cried for days after I ran over a baby bird in my car) and reading about a rescue facility was just right up my alley-it made me want to start a rescue mission of my own! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/19/2008

    " Hobbs writes one from a female perspective! My daughter Charlene loved it, especially as animals galore are rescued. Pretty moving stuff, actually. Several tough dilemmas are deftly handled by a master storyteller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/30/2008

    " This is my favorite Will Hobbs book so far! The characters were very nicely drawn and the include enough animals to satisfy any wildlife lover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maelee | 10/16/2008

    " Jackie spends the summer with her uncle in Seattle by helping him as he works to save injured wild animals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hallie | 10/11/2008

    " It was short and kind of animal oriented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 8/31/2008

    " This was a really good animal rescue book. Very interesting and adventurous! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 8/20/2008

    " Really cute book for older elementary kids or younger middle school. My mom gave a copy of this to my boys but I am the only one in the house who has read it. Again, I like that it is set in the Seattle area and the places are familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tember | 8/8/2008

    " I thought that this book was good because I personally love animals and I could really see myself in this young girls place. Another thing I liked about this book was that it had sad parts in it but she had to learn how to deal with them even while she was working at the animal rescue center. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 6/13/2008

    " This is a little different than what I am used to from this author. It was good, but in a less dramatic way. Good though. "

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About the Author
Author Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs is the author of many outdoor adventure novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as a few picture book stories. Several of his novels have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and Ghost Canoe, his first mystery, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The ALA’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century includes two of Will's titles: Far North and Downriver. A graduate of Stanford University and a former reading and language arts teacher, he lives with his wife in Durango, Colorado.

About the Narrator

Stina Nielsen is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her reading of Kevin Henke’s Junonia earned her a 2011 Best Voice from AudioFile magazine. She is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.