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Book Reader, Blogger, Reviewer, Lover of Fairytale Re-tellings, Middle Grade & Young Adult. I am also a huge fan of all things make believe ;)
Zoe & Zak & the Ghost Leopard by Lars Guignard is a Middle grade book that is full of action, adventure, mystery and fun. I had the honor of being able to listen to the Audiobook. I never listened to an Audiobook before. This was a FANTASTIC book to be my first Audiobook. Zoe & Zak is narrated by Baily S. Carlson, I loved her voice, she was terrific giving all these characters a voice of their own.
I absolutely loved Zoe even though she is the main character I think she was my favorite even thought she was a bit of a panicky pete but Zak is extremely laid back. They are complete opposites which is what I think made the adventure they were on together work so well. The good guys were awesome and the bad guys were such great villains. This book had so much action half the time I was sitting in my car waiting for a stopping point but you just don't want to stop :) I loved the descriptions in the book of India it really gave you that "I was there feel" and Lars Guignard gave so much information about India you really get a good sense of the background of the story. Zoe and Zak & the Ghost Leopard is so well written, it is a fantastic story. I wouldn't say this was a problem but you really have to listen and make sure you don't have a lot of distractions, it is really fast paced and with all the info you have to listen to you need to make sure you don't miss any important information that is critical to the story. The ending was so amazing with so much action I loved every detail of this audiobook.
I gave Zoe & Zak and The Ghost Leopard 4/5 stars. I would highly recommend this audiobook. This is great for kids & adults that enjoy a great story with a lot of strong descriptions and is so much fun. The narrator is so fantastic as well and really gives a great voice to this book and all the characters. I will definitely be listening to the next audiobook in the series and I have fingers crossed it's the same narrator she really was great.