We fell in love with Chet immediately. Only a dog lover could capture the heart and soul of a puppy as vividly as Spencer Quinn does. Narrator Jim Frangione is a perfect "canine" voice. We are buying the entire 8 book series. Our Border Collie, Bear, travels with us and he listens as well!
Yes, the narrator adds to the fun... he IS Chet
Chet is so cheerfully clueless. Half the time he doesn't really know what's going on, but just trusts Bernie and follows his lead. As a long time dog lover I'm pretty sure this is close to how a dog's mind really works. Wait, is that a squirrel??? Gotta go!
Chet of course, though Bernie and Suzie aren't bad either
Nope, just fun -- a decent mystery and a good dog story rolled into one.
A lot of dog first person protagonists are really smart or philosophical. Chet just does the best he can and hopes someone will drop a steak.
Loved it. Lots of fun. Told completely from "K-9 Trained" dog Chet's point of view, a rough and tumble pooch working for a rough and tumble Robert Mitchum look-alike P.I. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Had a couple of stressful scenes, but seeing how it's a series, I was hoping for the best.
If you are looking for a private eye book with a twist and you enjoy quirky. This book is perfect and a great way to escape into an enjoyable tale or is that tail.
Narrator was good but the spaces between chapters were either awkward or nonexistent. The chapters did not line up from my phone to what I was hearing. I hope they spend more time on the technical aspects of the next book.
I read a lot of black ops, special forces, Marines, space opera, but I also like other things too. I came to this book for a little light relief from the heavy seriousness of my norm. For just a moment I thought this would be too slap-stick, but it passed quickly and I found a new series to love!
Chet is the dog half of the Little Private Investigators partnership; he narrates the story, and there is plenty of humor from the dog's perspective. There is a great balance here of levity, canine POV, and true danger, action, and mystery. There is a lot of sensitivity also written into the humans' relationships that the dog doesn't get, but you do.
There is also tension, scary moments, and even a tear perhaps, even if you do know it's coming, and the humor is just on point, never too much.
Jim Frangione does the dog's voice perfectly without hamming. You can feel the loyalty, the enjoyment of food and the chase, the lack of clear long-term memory, even the instinctive behaviors the dog doesn't even know he is exhibiting. Outstanding.
I think even cat lovers would enjoy this series. Me? I am getting the next one!
Makeup Artist in Wasington DC. Area loves listening to my audible books while making jewelry or cooking.
Had to download the next book to hear what Chet is doing now....... Story not that deep, fun read while you are working on making jewelry, knitting, metal smithing etc....
Yes but I would buy in print, not audiobook.
No. It didn't sit right with me-- seemed a bit patronizing in delivery, as if I were being treated like a four year old at bedtime.
No-- would be too cheesy.
Will likely try reading the book to see if I can get a better experience!