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3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5 3.50 (4 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Holt Narrator: Andrew Bates Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Last Dogs Series Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781619692060
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When all the humans in his world disappear, Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever, begins the search for his family. He knows that if he can just find Madame Curie, a wise, old black Lab, she’ll be able to help. Madame had a premonition of astonishing events to come—she must know where Max’s family is.

But Max can’t make the journey alone. Joined by friends Rocky and Gizmo, Max sets off to find Madame. Along the way, the trio must face a pack of angry wolves, forage for food in a land where kibble is akin to gold, befriend a house full of cats, and outsmart a gang of subway rats. Ultimately, they’ll have to escape from the biggest threat of all: the Corporation, a “perfect” society for dogs and by dogs, where nothing is quite as it seems.

The Vanishing is the first audiobook in a thrilling new series about three unlikely friends on an epic quest to find their people—and bring them home.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of animal adventure stories and mysteries will enjoy this exciting look at the resiliency and ingenuity of dogs.”

    VOYA

  • “With suspense, action-adventure, and some droll touches...this dystopian, dog-centric series opener offers a fast-paced read.”

    Booklist

  • “A postapocalyptic Animal Farm for young readers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 10/14/2013

    " An exciting, suspenseful beginning to a series about a doggy dystopia. The author seems to be going in the direction of trying to make this into an Animal Farm for middle grade readers. Fans of series like Warriors and Redwall will probably enjoy this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dylan Usher | 12/17/2012

    " This book was a little bit on the childish side otherwise it was well written and had a good story line and fun to read and the chapters always ended leaving you wanting more. So overall this book is a good read and is great for children 8-11. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 10/25/2012

    " A fun book especially if your a dog lover!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen Crowley | 10/18/2012

    " this is for middle school age - kept seeing it as an animated film. "

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About the Author
Christopher Holt grew up in a house filled to the rafters with dogs. He draws on his memories -- of Salt, Pepper, Cupcake, Ariel, Shadow, Brandy, Sir Edmund Spunk, and Showtime Double Feature -- to create the four-footed heroes of The Last Dogs. He has worked other jobs -- most notably, selling gum balls and gum ball machines -- but began writing professionally at the age of eighteen. Christopher currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

Allen Douglas was educated at Syracuse University and has been freelancing as an artist for over eighteen years for many notable editorial and book publishing clients. His artwork has been recognized by many prominent juried illustration competitions and his studio is located in Rochester, New York.
About the Narrator

Andrew Bates is a professional voice actor, as well as a musician, songwriter, and producer. His audiobook readings include The SYLO Chronicles by D. J. MacHale and The Last Dogs series by Christopher Holt, among others.