Fun to listen from the dogs perspective. The reader's voice didn't have enough distinction between characters and he can't do women voices. The story was OK but I don't think I'll buy this author again.
I was skeptical, but seduced by its status as a 5 dollar sale book. It did not take long before I was charmed. Any repetition or wandering from the main point served to strengthen the fantasy that it was a dog doing the talking. The narrator captured that natural canine exuberance to perfection. I can still hear his voice in my head: "It doesn't get any better than this!". I will be using my credits to follow the series!
This book was terrific fun from beginning to end.
I had a hard time taking a break from it...just wanted to keep listening. Looking forward to my next Chet and Bernie. Great characters!
This is not the best mystery I ever read, but I loved Chet so much it didn't make any difference. Chet is a dog. He and Barney (his person) work for the Little Detective Agency. Chet is good at finding clues, but lacks a little when it comes time to tell others he has found them. He and Barney are trying to find a missing girl. Chet is dognapped, but heroically escapes. I love the part when Chet joins the bikers.
This book is humorous, cute and just plain fun. I can't wait to enjoy the next book and I look forward to many more Chet and Barney books
The premise for the book seems interesting - a detective mystery from the perspective of the detective's dog. However, there are lots of passages where you are listening to the dog describing running around sniffing stuff or barfing or whatever. I found that fast forwarding over these parts helped.
Slow moving. What is worse, what could have been a witty style became redundant to the point of being ridiculous. A pretty clever concept, telling a mystery through the eyes of the P.I.'s dog, fell short on its execution. Some of the nuances of the book soon evolved into something as subtle as a ten ton brick. One quarter of the book was comprised of the dog repeating his quirky perspective (i.e. certain smell descriptions, thoughts about is owner\partner, and the like). Skip it, someone else will surely come along and do it better.
First if you're a dog lover that is a BIG plus. You'll understand more of what the canine is expressing. Everything is through the eyes of Chet the dog, many laugh out loud moments. There is mystery and it is about Bernie the PI and his faithful side kick Chet. Their struggles and many moments of pure doggy joy.
I love when Chet expresses his trouble with human's ways......many times I found myself laughing
Chet of course, he's really the main character, and Jim Frangione is a fantastic narrator. I've listened to him do other books, and I wasn't sure how he'd do on this, but a real bang up job. So far as a narrator Mr Frangione hasn't missed in my opinion.
"Dog's put up with the people they love, because it's their way."
I'm a dog lover and I have many books about dogs. If you've read any David Rosenfelt "Andy Carpenter Series" (Golden Retriever) or W. Bruce Cameron's "A Dog's Purpose" and " A Dogs Journey" Then I promise you will enjoy this book. I plan on getting the next book in the series. I'm sure I'll really enjoy because many of the same people who reviewed this book have listened to the series.