Attorney - love to listen to audio books
Bernie and his dog, Chet, are buddies. They love each other, and I love them. Bernie is a private detective. So is Chet. Chet tells the story and his point of view is fantastic. He knows Bernie is a softy and that his finances are a mess. Chet would turn that around if he could talk. Chet and Bernie are on the trail of a missing teen aged girl. At one point Chet and Bernie get separated and I was on the edge of my seat worrying about Chet. I just did not know if or how he could get out of the fix he was in. You have to listen to the book to find out if he did. The reader is excellent. Through his narration, he gives Chet life!!
This story is great - told from Chet's (our dog detective) point of view. So funny I was laughing out load in my car while driving to work listening.
Chet was my favorite character, followed closely by Bernie. Chet's perspective on human ways and how dog's see our world - wonderfully refreshing!
This was my first Spencer Quinn book. What an awesome find, my kind of book.
Spencer Quinn, you have a new fan for life!
yes - although the print version is good also
much better than most of the animal as detective books -- not cutesy
I haven't listened to any others ~~ will be willing to give them a shot
I had listened to this book several years ago when I rented the CDs from the library. I belong to a small book group and we have been reading books about WWI, WWII, life between the wars- very solemn books along w/some of the more artistic horror books of stephen king. I wanted something fun and well written (there is also a great review of it by stephen king). I have heard from the other 10 members and they love it - are already reading the sequels!! (the group will meet next weekend),loved relistening to it also now that it is in my library
Simple Little Things
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.
Audio books have kept me sane through agonizing commutes.
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.