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Publisher's Summary

When an ex-special forces soldier gone rogue and her crew hit a bank in Harper Creek, SD, something other than the police hungrily awaits them. A chain of events quickly began to unfold, leaving them fighting for their lives before the next full moon rises and the town’s deadly long-buried secrets return. This riveting sequel to In Sheep’s Clothing makes Never Cry Wolf one solid horror action thriller.

©2021 Lee J. Minter (P)2021 Lee J. Minter

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Excellent Read

As an avid listener of audiobooks I have to say this was one of the most entertaining reads that I have listen to in a long, long, time. I must warn you though the language is as graphic as the violence and action and may not be suitable for everyone’s taste. Minter wastes no time and get straight to the action! A love story this is not. Although there is a few references to a present and past romance between some of the multitude of characters. He expertly brings different storylines together into one climatic end. Leaving me waiting anxiously for the next book to come out in this series. Loved it!

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Never Cry Wolf

I enjoyed this audiobook recommended to me by my book club—a fan of all things horror who has read my fair share of werewolves and vampire novels. I was pleasantly surprised to finally find a fantastic listen that deviated from the usual fanfare and cookie-cutter monster plot that most books of this type tend to follow.
I can confidently say instead, Lee Minter has exquisitely put together a well-crafted tale of revenge and redemption in this dark fantasy horror tale about a team of ruthless bank robbers led by their uncompromising and kick-ass leader, Needy Sellers. Without giving the plot away, let’s just say they have way more than the police to worry about when they hit the wrong bank in a town plagued with a dark and sordid history.
I must also commend Minter on his choice of Narrator, Samantha Novak, who does a stellar and superb job in bringing this story to my ears like frosting on a cake. She kept me attentively engaged in this fantastic story from start to finish and anticipating with glee what would happen next. If you’re looking for a delightful read and you like your horror untamed, I highly recommend this book as one to check out and explore.

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If you're wanting a good book, this is not it.

The premise of this book is good, the execution of the story however is very poor.

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One Bad A** Story!

Action! Check. Horror! Check. Suspense! Check. I loved this well written story by Mr. Minter and I thought that Ms. Novak did a outstanding job of bringing this thriller to life. I was totally engrossed in this novel from start to finish. Minter kicks off the story with a team of brazen bank robbers wanted by the FBI that decides to rob a bank in a town that they consider will be a easy cash grab and go. All hell in a handbasket breaks loose when their plans go awry. Kudo’s again to Ms. Novak that superbly brought me into the story and kept me attentively engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend.

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Never Cry Wolf

If you can’t run with the Big Dogs stay on the porch. Yes, Minter has the “Big Bad Dogs” in this story and they’re of the two legged “Lycan” variety. I found out that he is one of the few horror writers of his genre that has the talent and ability to weave an compelling story that sucks you in and keep you wanting more. I must confess though it was easy for me to get into this story after reading his first book in this series “In Sheep’s Clothing” which was outstanding. I did read other reviews on this book left by others and I do agree there was questionable wording, but personally I have not read a single book yet that did not have any grammatical mistakes inside of them. If you look hard enough trust me you can find them. But I can say those errors was not enough to distract or take me out of the story and does not change my opinion that this was still a great read. If the story is interesting with a good flow “which this was” I try not to nitpick and be petty. I either liked the story or did not like the story. I am simple like that. That’s all I can humbly say.
Moving on I would like to add Ms. Novak has a captivating voice and I thought she did an exceptional job with this fantastic story. That being said, my position is a audiobook is only as good as its narrator and vice a versa. This author and narrator collaboration is golden and I look forward to hearing something from the both of them soon. Minter keep up the excellent work. Five Stars *****

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Crazy Good Story

I was in the mood for a good werewolf story and luck out and came by this audiobook and I am happy to say I enjoyed every bit of it. The characters were interesting and realistic. The plot was well put together with several other back stories that ties into the main one. In all honesty I wasn’t that familiar with this author but this story was soooo good, I know I will be checking out some his other stuff! I do recommend.

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I Luv It!

I had to take a early flight back home to Cali and I decide to pop this one in and listen to it on the way back home. Whoa, this book was a trip. I am sure because of my animated facial expressions, my fellow passengers was probably wondering what the heck is that guy listening to? Lol. If you like ruthless robbers, and werewolves mixed in with vampires, with lots of fun twist and turns, I recommend this read for you.

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Needs work.

DNR - I couldn't finish the first chapter, so I didn't give a rating in Goodreads. But unfortunately, Amazon and Audible will require one.

I don't write reviews like the following to be mean. I do it in hope of providing the author with some honest/useable feedback for future stories. While the story may be great as the reviews suggest, I struggled with the mistakes and I don't like forcing myself to continue. "Well, why would you post this negative review online when you could have just contacted the author directly?" I've learned that if you care about readers, if you want the best feedback you can receive that will benefit other writings, if you want to be honest as a writer/author, you would prefer I post online as opposed to keeping my review a secret. You want the goods and bads because not everyone is going to like a story. That one negative review could be the key.

Let me start with the narrator. I think she did a pretty good job; I'd give her 4 stars and would listen to her again. I always wonder how much cringing they do when they choose or are picked to narrator a story that's subpar in the writing department.

Anyway, when I start a new audiobook (or physical book for that matter), if I find a mistake in the first paragraph, it usually means the story is going to go downhill from there, at least in regard to mistakes, grammar, and whatnot. In this case, “…with five other convicts, including myself.” This is an example of redundancy. Using the word “other” implies the main character is also a convict. Therefore saying “including myself” isn’t needed. Another example was the use of “exiting out” of the van, or “shouted out” at Teddy.

Or this one redundant/strangely phrased sentence: Someone wanted “Hannah to be able to graduate with the rest of her friends and peers her age. If she’s graduating, why be so specific that she graduate with her friends (any age) and her peers (her age)? When you could just say “graduate” period? Or “She could never probably pay it back [loan].” Is it just me or does that sound strange with the words in that order?

How about “She could probably never pay it back.”

Or “She probably could never pay it back.”

The author went back and forth between present tense and past tense. “Her crew lookS on. Dez beginS popping off shots. Scooter noticeS…” Then it went back to past tense for a bit. This is a huge no-no in my book. How this was missed, I have no clue. I saw the author is the “publisher” meaning he self-published. And based off all the mistakes I came across, he didn’t get the story professionally edited. If he had an “outsider” read it (not family or friend), that also seems unlikely. Keep in mind, not everyone can continue a story with so many mistakes because it takes you, me, out of the story. In this case, it just wasn't possible.

The majority of dialogue was robotic, which I really can’t stand. It seems when writing a story, a lot of authors think they can’t use contractions. Writing a story is not the same as writing an essay, for example, in that it’s a formal/academic piece of work. Read the dialogue out loud and see how you say it. Contractions are (likely) more common than without.

After Dena the blind lady is introduced, the reader is told she’s blind (she even states she’s legally blind), so how was she eyeing the two girls while they were chatting/exiting her house, could also see her son’s expression but didn’t notice them waving their hand in front of her face. Plus, it seems unlikely she would be legally blind if she could see expressions from both closeup and far away.

On a random note, I’ve never heard the phrase “cookie biscuit” before. It’s usually cookie or biscuit.

And while I read/listened to many stories with cussing, I felt it was overdone here.

Lastly, I question the reviews posted on Goodreads. All five stars and no one commenting about the grammar/mistakes. I get not everyone picks up on this stuff like I do, but come on! One specific review said "the characters are amazing especially where the bank manager and tellers are confronted by the armed and masked robbers." While it could be that we just had different opinions about what "amazing" means, but that scene (at the very beginning of chapter 1) was nothing special. They didn't even get to rob the bank. They went in, did some yelling, gathered the three people together, then ran out. Done. So I'm not sure what was amazing about it.

In the end, I received a free audiobook code in exchange for a review.

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Not my thing

I love werewolf books but haven't found many that are well done. The idea behind this book, while not fresh, is interesting. However, almost all the characters had similar personalities and sounded a like. The narrator also didn't have many distinct voices to help differentiate between them. I didn't sympathize with any of the characters. I don't like leaving negative reviews so I usually listen to the sample narration and read other reviews. I seem to be in the minority in my opinion though. I honestly wouldn't have finished the book except that I agreed to give a review in exchange for the audiobook.

A lot of the sex dialogue sounded very much like lines from an erotic movie (porn). There were a lot of different characters but I could keep track of them without too much difficulty. There's a liberal use of cliche idioms that are painfully drawn out

It's possible a different narrator might have helped.

Not my thing, but listen to the narration sample and read the other reviews. You may like it more than I did.



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Bank Robbers, werewolves, and vampires... Oh my!

As the narrator, Samantha Novak, crafty tells Lee J. Minter's supernatural story, I found myself drawn into this mix of spellbinding characters. When five other ex-Special Forces Ops ban together to join Needy Sellars in her quest of robbing banks, I immediately became invested in the story. But come to find out, Sellars is not the ruthless, cold-hearted person she puts out to be. Instead, she is just a caring aunt, trying to come up with enough cash to pay for her niece's cancer treatments.
But when the story continues to flow, a supernatural wolfish creature begins to stalk the motley crew, savagely killing them off, one by one.
Then the story doesn't stop there. It moves on to another set of seedy characters, comprised of werewolves and vampires who have a love-hate history. And somehow, they all tie together.
Without giving away the story, I will just say I recommend this to all lovers of dark fantasy, horror, action, kick-ass characters, and a bit of romance.

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  • Dean
  • 01-28-22

Great Audiobook!

Hands down one of the best werewolf stories that I have listened to in a long time.