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.
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 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.
Especially a dog lover.
I love the "cat who" books and have been trying to find something comparable.
Only enjoyed this one so far
Laughed a lot.
First book I have read in this series. I plan to get the whole series and future books too.
Spencer Quinn should be given kudos for his utterly charming and creativity in a mystery series through the eyes of a dog. Jim Frangione is PERFECT as a narrator. You are completely charmed from beginning to end. To top that off, the story is a good yarn. It builds slowly, in the sense that you're not sure if this is the centerpiece of the mystery. It unwinds slowly (but not boringly) but engagingly.
One of the aspects of the writing that I loved is the sort of uneven narrative because of the way Chet's (the dog) brain works. I just adore this writing. To me this is the essence of artistry to create a story from the viewpoint of a dog. Spencer, you rock!
Say something about yourself!
I probably would a few years down the line, particularly if I can accumulate all of the books in the series and listen to them in order.
I didn't find this an edge of your seat kind of book, but I did choose to continue to listen when I could have opened a book or switched on the TV.
Chet, of course. There were a few times when he really did make me laugh out loud.
I don't see how this book could be made into a film without changing the entire tone of it.
This book was perfect for my escape listen mood. I've already recommended it to a few friends.