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Summary

Gr. Acie is no ordinary poodle.

She is an educated poodle (with a title!) who has just moved to a new home, in a new town, with her human mom.

Little does Gr. Acie know that this move is about to change her classy—yet boring—life, forever.

Follow Gr. Acie as she meets her new neighbor, a Siberian Husky named Bella.

Bella doesn't care about "classy". Bella cares about life.

When puppy Max goes missing, Bella draws Gr. Acie into the adventure of a lifetime to save him.

In this spell-binding book, Gr. Acie tells us the story as she is experiencing it.

She gives us a blow-by-blow account of the crime, while also teaching us about humans and their strange habits.

This is a tale like no other—full of mystery and humor—told from a dog's unique perspective.

©2017 Otakara Klettke (P)2017 Otakara Klettke

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Really enjoyable listen from a Dogs perspective

Would you listen to The Case of Missing Max: Detective Bella Unleashed, Book 1 again? Why?

Yes. It was fun and interesting, with a good little mystery that I didn't quite see coming.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Bella was my favourite character, I also liked the homeless dog (cant remember his name!)

What about Marnye Young’s performance did you like?

They did different voices for the different characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. I did listen to it in one sitting!

Any additional comments?

I look forward to the sequel!

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Loved part of the book!

My children loved listening to the story. A powerful story. I highly recommend reading it!

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  • Rachel McCracken
  • 12-12-17

A Clever Children's Mystery Series

Would you consider the audio edition of The Case of Missing Max: Detective Bella Unleashed, Book 1 to be better than the print version?

The audio version is wonderful because we can listen to it while traveling and doing things at home. It allowed my four-year-old to engage while sitting on my lap as I worked at my computer.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Acie is adorable, but I am partial to Huskies so Bella is my favorite for sure. She is a loyal friend to Acie and I love that. A perfect companion in every way.

Which character – as performed by Marnye Young – was your favorite?

Again, probably Bella. I just love her!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the dogs entered the nasty building. It was very descriptive and you knew from the progression of the story that the case was about to be solved.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful reading. Smooth transitions. Professional narration. And well-written. All of my kids ages 4-12 loved this story!

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  • Rebecca
  • 05-11-17

Grrr.. Acie

A very cute book. Great for kids. My daughter loves listening to this. The first book I have seen with a dog's point of view. Can't wait for the next book!! 😊

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  • Kitty ranma
  • 08-01-18

Dog lovers will adore this.

Audio version.
So cute. I'm in my fifties and I thought this was a wonderful beginning for a series.
The narrator brings the story to life.
Reasons I enjoyed this audio book:
Wonderful characters, Page-turner, Great world building, Original, Easy-to-read, Entertaining, Action-packed, Whimsical.
This Audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher, author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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  • Tiasdolls
  • 02-01-18

Cute and fun family story

This is my first Detective Bella mystery. I loved it. Great family listening experience. Narrator, Marnye Young does a great job with both character voices and overall narration of the story. I was carried away with the various canine friends and their humans. I look forward to more from author Otakara Klettke. Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

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  • LaPazBC
  • 28-12-17

A fun book for dog lovers of all ages!

I thought this was going to be a book for young kids, and I requested a copy because I’m interested in writing children’s books. I was happily surprised that I got very entertained by it, and I enjoyed listening to the story very much!

It’s a well written book by someone who knows and understands dogs, from the perspective of a well taken care of pet poodle who is used to be at home. Her owner moves from an apartment to a house and the cute hero dog starts living adventures and getting to know other dogs from different backgrounds, from “educated” to homeless dogs. I highly recommend it; I think there is something we all can learn from this cute story.

The narration and various character voices were very entertaining and enjoyable.

I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!

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  • Myztikal
  • 24-12-17

Paw-dicures!? How cuuute!

A truly beautiful children’s tale - from a dog’s perspective!

Gr Acie and her mom move to a new neighborhood. Classy, sophisticated Gr Acie makes friends with her next door neighbor, Bella. While at the dog park, socializing with Bella and another new friend, Ellie, Max goes missing. Max is Ellie’s young puppy.

Gr Acie explores more of her less-than-savory environment as she helps look for Max! She’s excited as she becomes braver and helpful in the investigation.

I LOVED this cute book (Although I’m a cat person - and striving to be the crazy cat-lady grandmother!) and look forward to listening to it with my granddaughters... if I can get their attention to stray from Trolls!

Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a sweet tale. Very worth the price - it’s actually priceless!

Narration is wonderfully whimsical. Children will love it; but it’s not too juvenile for adults to enjoy.