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Wild Dogs

By: Michael Trant
Narrated by: Ric Herbert
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In the drought-ridden rangelands of Western Australia, Gabe Ahern makes his living trapping wild dogs for local station owners.

Still coming to terms with his wife's death - and the part he played in it - the old bushman leads a solitary life. Until one morning, when he rescues a young Afghan man, Altair, from certain execution.

Now, with a gang of people smugglers on his tail and the lives of Altair's family on the line, Gabe is drawn into a ruthless game of cat and mouse. His main opponent is Chase Hunter, a kangaroo hunter with bush skills as wily and sharp as his own.

As the old dogger and roo-shooter go head to head, Gabe will need all his cunning to come out of this alive.

©2022 Michael Trant (P)2022 Penguin Random House Australia

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Perfect narration.

Ric has managed to capture the characters perfectly. I can speak with some authority on this because I wrote the bloody thing. Thank you for bringing Gabe, Amin, Darren, Courtney and Chase to life, they are exactly how I heard them in my head.

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Multi layered wonder

Hooked me from the beginning, then dragged me on a wild and blasphemous ride.
Loved the characters, the gripping plot, the sensitivity towards hot topics, but mostly the heart of it all. A book with big beating heart. ❤️

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A gripping listen

A very unique storyline, the combination of Michaels interesting characters and Ric’s narration was superb!

As a west Australian myself, I loved the relatable scenes and characters. Highly recommend!

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Sensational!

All the characteristics of a great thriller, with a fantastic Australian outback twist. Thoroughly enjoyed the story.

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Exciting Aussie Drama

I almost loved every minute of this book, there were only a few exceptions where the descriptions of people’s misfortunes were a little too gruesome for this sensitive girl but I was there. I was right there along side the characters barracking for the underdogs.
An unlikely bunch of people thrown together and managed to overcome some pretty terrible odds by using each other’s strengths.
This is what this country should be about, caring for everyone no matter birthplace or skin colour.

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Brilliant West Aussie Novel

Loved this outback thriller! Michael couldn't have encapsulated the characters of the outback any better. With a plot line that kept you riveted!
Bravo 👏 Highly Recommended 💯

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Brilliant

I loved this book. I can only read a book if it keeps my attention for the first 5 minutes. Well written by a lovely down to earth author. Keep up the good work and I enjoyed the narrator.

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I could not put it down

Michael Trant may well be my new Aussie author. It’s one of those rare once in a while books that the characters speak to you. As an Aussie who has spent years in rural areas, I feel like you could meet any of these characters in the local pub. The book is just so beautifully Aussie. Thank you Michael for sharing your gift. Please keep writing between the gaming🤣

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You won't be disappointed

This is a breath of fresh air, well written great narrator and the story is awesome. Do yourself a favour and give it a listen.

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Have read a few books this month and this did it for me

I am from WA - loved this one ; it had good characters and a moving plot , and allowed for good progressions into the good and bad guys, it really didn't stagnate anywhere the doggers manta and all his consistencies read a bit like crocodile Dundee and the aboriginal fella and that friendship read a bit like that and really worked well - characters you liked and followed and cared for , and written memorably that you couldn't put it down, good choice in the narrator for tthe audio book , I don't think it would of worked as well without such a good one at the helm - definitly give this one a go , it's a ripper!

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