Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
I want to meet Bernie and he is fictional. Good story aside from the outright delight of a dog detective helping the humans. Not sappy in the least, as was an actual good detective story that simply had a dog on the case. Will read the rest in this series. Fun. Charming. Well written. Good story. Focused on the story, not the trick of the talking dog so it was first a good detective story and second a good dog story.
Someone who doesn't mind listening to vulgarity
The plot was great.
Loved Jim's narration - the voice of Chet made you think you were really listening to a dog talk and think. I just cannot get past the vulgarity.
Redeeming quality was the plot and the characters.
Thousands of people would still buy these books if you removed the "F" bombs and taking God's name in vain - they are so well written EXCEPT for the foul language. I would really love to listen to a G rated adult book by this author and narrator. I would buy them every time. However, I cannot buy anymore because of the foul language. Very disappointed as I love the character of Chet and Bernie. :-(
I've always loved books. Even before I could read I've loved them. Fact or Fiction, I love books. I'd sooner read a book than see a movie.
this is one of Quinn's best Chet and Bernie stories. Taking the case to be a chaperone for a woman and ending up looking for her lost son at Big Bear. Wines Chet and Bernie in real hot water. Susie comes to the rescue. Chet finds a little look a like at home. I can't wait for their next adventure.
If you have ever looked at a pet and wondered what they were thinking...
If you also happen to like a mystery and / or Private Eye books.
Additionally, if you have a little quirky sense of humor and enjoy looking at the world "a little off center" prepare to have a really good time.
The series is so entertaining. Spencer Quinn does an amazing job of telling a story from q dog's point of view. I would bet that if dogs could talk, they'd speak just like Chet. The books are both intense and laugh out loud funny. I own several of the books, but once I found the audiobooks, I was even more hooked. Jim Frangione totally captures Chet and brings him to life.
I loved hearing Chet's view of the flawed yet somehow perfect Bernie. Chet's dialogue is truly entertaining and to me the repeat phrases give a sense of credence to our main character which is in fact a dog.
I really enjoy these Chet and Bernie stories. Chet has a great sense of humor. My question is, why does the "f" word have to be used so often? I can't play these stories out loud. I'm around children and that word plus many others are not used in this house.
These are superbly narrated, really finely done. I love the dog's thoughts that ramble, and almost make comprehension leaps, but no. Still Chet is a highly intelligent, well-trained dog anyone would love to work with. And Bernie is a real guy, not too smart when it comes to women, but very smart about bad guys. These are not silly books, but just delightful. Frangione's narration can make you cry and laugh. The human emotions and drama are real and poignant. Great series. I hope they never end.
This was a good mystery story, told from the perspective of Chet to dog. In addition to keeping our attention as we listened around the campfire, we enjoyed laughing at how typical a dog Chet really is - easily distracted and ready for a good time - as well as being totally loyal to his master and partner at the Little Detective Agency. We now want to read the first story by this author.