Hiya peeps! I’m excited to share this old-school style drama mystery, with plenty of humor. If you’re a fan of mysteries, audiobooks, Zootopia, or film-noir, be sure to check out the audio excerpt and my review below, and enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
The Case of the Cursed Dodo
~Author: Jake G. Panda
~Narrators: Full Cast
~Publisher: Woolly Family Studios
~Released: October 3rd, 2016
~Length: 2 hours 34 minutes
~Genres: Family, Mystery, Audio Drama
Listen up. If you’re looking for trouble, you’ve found it. His name’s Jake G. Panda and he’s a wildlife investigator. This hard-boiled bear works at a flophouse for endangered critters called the Last Resort. He’s the hotel snoop. The resident fuzz. It’s his job to keep these unusual guests safe and outta harm’s way.
This hilarious first installment of The Endangered Files is a wild and woolly mystery involving a missing guest, a green bird, and a bunch of double-crossing critters all hot on the trail of The Cursed Dodo. It’s designed to introduce young listeners to the subject of endangered species in a fun and informative way.
So join this tough talking panda detective and a cast of endangered creatures on a globe-trotting audio adventure that will appeal to young and old alike.
Jake G. Panda is a wildlife investigator. A hardboiled Winnie-the-Pooh. He likes bamboo and saving endangered animals. He is the author of The Endangered Files, a mystery series about his misadventures in the protection business.
His partner in crime, the fella who helps write these books because, let’s be honest, it’s not easy typing with big, clunky bear paws, resides somewhere in New England. He has written his fair share of stuff, mostly for the big screen. And some of it has actually been projected. He likes to keep a low profile and lets Jake do all the talking.
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Fifties style drama, with endangered animals as the cast. Epic.
Zootopia meets Film-Noir, as we follow a tough detective, who happens to be a panda bear. As he searches for his hare-napped friend, he stumbles into a poaching scandal, and has to get him and his friends to safety, before he ends up someone’s bear-skin rug. Filled with puns and inside jokes you can’t miss, this story holds an old-time kind of comedy, thrown in with the drama of a mystery adventure.
I couldn’t help but picture this as an old black and white film, giving the entire story a fabulous sense of character. The characters are straight out of a classic, with the only difference being they are all animals, each one fitting the personality and role given. I found the casting to be quite clever and creative on the author’s part, and can imagine how much fun this was to write.
The audiobook edition was outstanding, with a full cast of characters to bring this adventure to life. Paired with fantastic descriptions and details, the listening experience was fantastic, and comparable to a film production. I would say this production company should be a go-to option for any author looking into creating an audiobook edition of their work, because the quality is impressive.
I would recommend this book to anyone, of any age. If you enjoy being entertained, this story won’t disappoint.
*I was given a complimentary audiobook edition of this book, from the author, to listen to in exchange for an honest review.
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