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.
the vantage point of it all
the journey back to his master and friend
I will be downloading more
Avid reader, loves suspense, classics, and any books that are well written no matter the genre.
First I must admit I didn't get past the first half despite going back to it several times. The story line was without any exciting or other redeeming qualities so that left the first person narration by the dog, Chet, to give the book "page-turning" desire. At first it was sort of fun listening to his inability to resist any food anywhere and his difficulty curbing his jumping, licking, etc whenever he was overexcited. For anyone with a dog the narration provided chuckles and smiles in appreciation of dog behavior everywhere. But 8 or 9 hrs worth was just too long for me!
Some people love the sweet, kinda of goofy mystery stories, some love the very gritty realistic and/or violent mysteries. I like the in between style but mostly I must be intrigued by the story and this "mystery" was too obvious for me.
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.