I love the way Chet thinks and solves problems using his dog loyalty and courage. The story is entertaining although there is always a component of violence that might or not be necessary but certainly the adventure never stops. Even when Chet is amused by the most unlikely thoughts and intuitions, the excitement doesn't quit.
Yes, the story and reader are great. I love how the dog talks to us also.
All of David Rosenfeldt's. I love his book and Tara his dog.
Never listened to him before but will search out more that he reads.
This week’s review is called Dog On It, by Spencer Quinn. In a word, this book was cute. If you’re pining for a light, easy read—and if you’re a dog lover—then this book is for you.
The subheading of this book is called A Chet and Bernie Mystery, and the book is in the first person. The twist is that the “person” talking is Chet, who’s actually a dog. Bernie, his owner, is a down-and-out private investigator who is hired to find a teenage girl who has gone missing. There are a lot of adventures between this bumbling PI and his loyal pooch, and the thing that absolutely makes this book is that it’s from Chet’s perspective. The wonderful little thoughts and observations that he has about human behavior are priceless and delightful. I found myself looking at my own dog several times, and thinking "Ah ha, that’s why you look at me like you do…"
A couple of things that I need to note that made the book “less cute” than it could have been were as follows: #1) Chet finds himself in the company of a couple of bad guys as the plot starts to thicken, and they are trying to “break his spirit” so to speak. The author pushes it just to the point of where I almost closed the book, but then, thankfully, Chet gets away. They don’t beat him; they stop short of that. Just be forewarned. You might want to skip past those few pages and get to the part where Chet bolts. #2) When Chet is at the groomer, the groomer finds a little lump on him and seems concerned. She writes a note to Bernie to discuss it, the note gets stuck to the refrigerator, subsequently falls, and then it’s never addressed again in the story. (?) Hey Mr. Quinn! The reader wants to know what in the heck that lump is. :-( So that ticked me off, but I’m assuming that it’s just a little growth and that Chet will be around for many mysteries to come. I’m a glass-half-full type of gal. :-)
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This was a really good story written by the dog of a PI. I liked the way Chet kept getting distracted by food and smells. Just like a dog !
This story was fun because of the narrative voice of the dog. I look at our dogs just a little differently now...
There was action and adventure, great dog hero moments.
If a dog could talk it would sound just like Jim Frangione!
It was great, worth every moment listening!
I love the story, and Jim Frangione does a great job with the narration, but there are obviously a lot of parts missing from this supposedly unabridged book, which is really distracting and frustrating. I finally gave up and asked for my money/credit back.
I love dogs and mysteries, so this is right up my alley. It is a lightweight mystery told from the dog's perspective. Based on my experience with canine friends, the author has nailed a dog's point of view.
I love dogs. Hearing this story from Chet's perspective was quite enlightening. I'm always saying to my dog 'what are you thinking?" I'm going to read the other books in the series now.
Already have listened to it twice, and bought all of the Chet and Bernie mysteries.
Good plot. A little difficult to tell a great mystery story all from the dog's perspective, but Spencer Quinn does a good job. Lots of action and lots of significant dog perspective references.
He does a good job of creating the various characters, and usually it is not hard to determine perspective. Good personification of Chet.
I never listen in one sitting. I am on the road a lot and love audiobooks to relax while I drive.
This is a PG-13 or light R story. A number of curse words, crude references and drinking. Quinn could easily clean up the language and make this an attractive teen fiction series. I am ready for his next story.
I have read the whole series and loved them all! I am a dog lover and really enjoy the book being told from Chet the dogs point of view! All the books in the series are easy reads. The plot and characters keep you interested and make you laugh ! If your're looking for a sophisticated and challenging read this is not the book or series for you. I really loved this series and can't wait for the next one to come out! The narrarator does a great job with all the characters- especially Chet!