I was a little apprehensive about reading a book written from the dog's point of view, but Quinn acutally pulls it off without seeming gimmicky. He manages to evoke the personality of a big ol' dog, happy with everything, convinced his owner is the smartest guy in the world, slightly confused about the details. He loves everyone who gives him a pat or a treat, and quickly forgets about any problems.
I've read the whole series now, and they always put me in a good mood.
I went back and forth between the print version and the audio version of this story. The narrator really breathed life into that dog and has the perfect voice for it. I completely enjoyed the narrated version!
I loved every moment that Chet lost focus on an important task because he caught sight or wind of a tasty morsel. The author also gave Chet such free-flowing thoughts that I laughed thinking that I can see any 3 of my dogs thinking just like Chet.
I'm currently listening to Jim Frangione narrate the next book in the series, 'Thereby Hangs a Tail.' He really nails the narration in both books.
While I can read for hours and hours at a stretch, I cannot listen to a book that long. I would have read the book in one sitting, but I listened to the narration as I intended to - when driving, getting ready for work in the morning, running. I don't seem to have enough time to sit and read lately. Narrated books give me the opportunity to 'read' books without actually having to sit down to do it. I don't really watch TV and prefer reading. Since I can't read as much as I want to, listening is still better than TV!
very well performed. Got drawn into the story right away
perspective of the dog well captured
with man's best friend
Most certainly a childrens book!! I got because of the previous reviews how funny and great the book was. It isn't. I couldn't even finish it.
I just love these books, Chet reminds me of every dog I have ever known. Or what I image they are like. The story is in the first person from the dog, Chets point of view. His partner, Bernie is a private investigator. I say partner because that is what Chet calls himself, and Bernie really does bring chet along during all his adventures. It is hard to discribe why these books are so charming and funny. Chet is just a great character, but he is a dog... so something important might be going on and Chet might get distracted by an old french fry lying on the floor.
Ok- don't let my not so well written review deter you from this book, it is a true original and worth your credit.
Yes. The narration makes it come alive
Yes, lots of twist and turns.
No, but really enjoyed him.
No, I wanted to enjoy it over a period of a few days.
I am hooked. 8)
Easy to fall in love with these characters. Sometimes you get anxious, as with any mystery whodunit and sometimes it's just laugh out loud funny, as well as heart warming. I was so delighted with the story and the great performance by Mr. Frangione that i've purchased the next four titles. I'm happy that they are now in my library.
one of the best. right one top.
the dog of couse. Chet. because he was so very believable
i will read more of the chet and bernie mysteries.
The dog tells the story. Wonderful! He keeps being distracted in his story by all the "dog stuff" - smells, odd phrases he doesn't understand ("wild goose chase" - where the heck's the goose?), motions a human wouldn't notice.
Made great driving entertainment - 5 hours each way approx.
It's a good, easy, fun listen. This book ranks above the middle of the pack.
The books by David Rosenfelt are similar in that they involve a very special dog as well. Although Rosenfelt does not write from the dog's perspective.
I think this narrator managed to bring Chet to life without being too cute or silly.
No, but it did make me smile several times.