The writer puts in a typical dog's distractability, but the narrator's pacing really brings it to life. It's very endearing to listen to the love this dog has for Bernie, but his valiant heart loves the two of them as a team as well.
The Very Best part, for me, was how, in the middle of every experience Chet had, he was so enthusiastic. "Aren't I lucky!" And "It doesn't get any better than this!"
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Not really. It was ok but not as good as it could be... The dog seemed smarter than the detective despite his memory limitations. The dog saved the detective's life multiple times. When the dog was dognapped, the detective put up posters - some detective(!) and the dog had to rescue himself; it wasn't till days later a neighbor told him he thought he saw the dog abducted. If my dog disappeared I'd be interviewing every neighbor, and I'm no detective.
1) Stop mentioning the yucky stuff the dog eats - old yucky stuff. 2) Shorten it - maybe have Bernie actually try to do something like FIND HIM when Chet disappears 3) Have the detective SHARE his info with his cop friend instead of keeping all the linked pieces to himself so, when his whiteboard is stolen & he's kidnapped, nobody else knows the linked pieces. 4) Bernie can take on a whole bar of bikers but is kidnapped by a couple Russians - wonder how they overcame him - that wasn't shown.
The performance was ok. I didn't dislike anything.
Probably not. Never a Scooby-Doo fan.
I think I've covered the detective Bernie's shortcomings sufficiently. The dog is great - smart, resourceful, brave, loyal--the real hero.
I enjoyed this book. It's told from the dog's perspective, so don't go into this thinking it'll be fast paced and all about the mystery. Dogs get distracted sometimes.
I thought the narrator did a great job of being Chet's voice.
Looking forward to more adventures with Chet and Bernie.
It took me a while to get into this book. As soon as I put it up to 2x speed, THEN things started to work. I love Chet and his narrative style! If only it wasn't read so S L O W L Y...
The story, as told by the dog, Chet. Insights into dog behavior and thoughts. Too funny.
Fun. Creative. Exciting
Chet's reflections on all things dog and human.
He does not make Chet too knowledgable. Chet is a real dog who does not understand a lot of human stuff but relies on his superior dog ability to smell and observe to help Bernie.
I am eager to read more in the series.
I would recommend it to anyone who likes animals. It is funny and a great story. I plan to listen to the rest of the series after this one.
The story is written in the voice of the dog Chet. And Chet tells the story with a great sense of humor, and with the wit and wisdom of our canine companions. If you have always expected that they know more than you think, you will definitely believe it after this book.
The narration is spot on and the voice is as friendly and affable as man's best friend.
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