Tell us about yourself!
Another fun listen in the series!
There's murder, child abduction, and an attempt to split up Chet and Bernie.
Narration is great: especially the distractibility of Chet.
Chet and Bernie go to the circus. As usual, they end up finding a dead body. Always fun hearing Chet (Just Chet, the dog) tell a story.
Say something about yourself!
Just when you think there isn't any possibility of getting out of the current jam. Chet comes along to save Bernie!
A bit more mystery in this one which is great. Some romantic trouble for Bernie as well. Overall a great story and wonderful series.
Quinn and Frangione are well suited!!
In the process of beginning a new chapter of my life and strengthening connections with my daughter.
I could review this one in depth but it really is the same old story. Chet and Bernie take on a case of a missing kid for a mother. The story of how the kid came to be missing is full of holes; once again it seems that the divorced father of a missing has gotten involved with the wrong people and now owes them money. The bad guys take the child to prove a point and make sure that Papasan cooperates with them. At some point Bernie gets arrested again; Chet gets captured again. Stop me if you've heard this please. In the end Bernie saves the kid and brings him back and apprehends the bad guys. Okay this is obviously the series, and the author isn't planning on stepping outside the comfort zone that they've established so the fans of this series will have to settle for a dog that relates a good story. This one is a solid four and a good time listening experience.
I had no idea the story would be told in the third person? narrative by a dog. I should have sent it back but kept thinking the detective would eventually take a larger part. Nope.
The book is from the point of view of Chet, a dog. Listening to it, while novel at first, got a little tiring towards the end. The story was your typical private investigator story...nothing all that special.
Same as the story, it is your usual formulaic "private investigator" story just from the perspective of the PIs dog. Chet is your typical dog, distracted, adoring, and quite dim.
He made a very believable Chet.
This story reminds me of the PI dramas of the 70s or 80s. I could see this as a humorous spin-off of the Rockford Files or something similar (Filmed in Technicolor!)
The dog's perspective was unique but it became tiresome in some parts. And some of the "cute" animal comments fell flat.
I have never read a book by Mr. Quinn before.
No I did not like the narration at all.
No, very middle of the road book, good for my commute.
I would purchase another if it was on sale; this was predictable but somewhat entertaining.
I had a really hard time getting interested in the story. In fact, I really never did.
I recommend these Chet and Bernie Mysteries for those times when you just want to be entertained and don't want to have to concentrate too closely. I think that Spencer Quinn must love and understand dogs without idolizing them. I really enjoyed that the book is told from the dog's viewpoint and that the his attention span is about 2 minutes long.
Basically, it didn't work as an audiobook with this narrator. I could not distinguish between Chet"s (the dog) voice and Bernie's voice (the human). The story was just "ok", and the humor was sometimes there, with the dog behaviors and thoughts. Maybe I will try another if they go on sale.