I listen to audio books while working.
my husband and i both laughed and enjoyed this book and still occasionally do commentary with each other as the "dogs" -- and crack up. the narrator is excellent; without her, i am not sure this book would have been as good a "read" as we found it.
the writing needed a good editor. too much repetitive sex that was not story driven and certainly not porn or titillating, so tanked on those areas.
The plot was idiotic and only made you roll your eyes. Yet, strangely enough, the most realistic part was the talking dogs. They seemed to stay right in character and were thoroughly enjoyable.
I listen to this for the scenes with the dogs and the rest just goes in one ear and out the other.
I loved this book! Fun and breezy with great romances and talking dogs. The dogs' comments are hilarious! Perfect summer listening by one of my favorite readers and some of my favorite authors.
This was a shallow and unimpressive work with very little to recommend it. There was not enough substance to it to make me want to finish listening to it. I did try, I returned to it to try to continue listening but again it's lack of continuity and plot made it not worth the effort it took for me to continue with it.
I'm glad I didn't read some of these reviews before getting this book! Sure it was far-fetched, a Mesopotamian goddess called via Google, with a temple transported to Ohio, tonic and cookies that give special powers, like the ability to understand dogs. What dog lover wouldn't love to have that!! I really enjoyed the narrator - she sounded like a Jack Russell when voicing Bailey (I have one - that's exactly what he'd sound like!) Not a deep or thought-provoking read, but enjoyable on a long road trip. If you want to let your imagination run wild, don't listen to the nay-sayers - get in touch with your own Goddess!
The storyline was fun and magical (Like the Unfortunate Miss Fortunes), the characters interesting and the romance was hot, but the story dragged in places and I got bored with it in the middle. Had a great ending and was worth listening to if you're looking for an unusual, fun story. I still think Jennifer Crusie does her best work on her own or with Bob.
HA! HA! A Mesopotamian temple reconstructed in two parts in Ohio? The Goddess called back to Earth by thousands Googling a misspelled celebrity name. So yes, bring on the plagues, swarms and floods. The best part is always hearing dogs talk...remember "Look who's talking now?"
It is still funny just thinking about this story in order to write this review. :)
I was a complete Jennifer Crusie fan until she moved from beautiful prose and entertaining humor to this silly romance genre. This one is particularly stupid!