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.
I cannot believe this writer has had several of these idiot books published. They are ghastly! Maybe they'd work as children's books if you tamed down most of the violence.....maybe not. There are really good "dog" books out there -- any of the David Rosenfelt books, and I loved the dogs in P.T. Deutermann's Cam Richter series. Those dogs make you want to own a dog. This book made me want to ..... barf.
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!
This book is in the top level.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time because it is written from the point of view of someone that does not think like most people.
This is the first book by this author for me.
I don't listen and sit; I listen all day whatever I am doing as much as possible. I did not want to stop listening unless necessary to do something else.
I liked the relationship between Chet and Bernie.
Yes. I should've reviewed this right after I finished it instead of two months later.
I love Chet. He's got such a cute and funny personality. It reminds me of what I think is going on in my dog's mind.
Slow. Relaxed. Passable.
Shoot, I wish I recalled more of the book to answer this one.
It was a good book and I enjoyed it at the time, but I still think they should find a different narrator. This narrator's voice drops off into mumbles at the end of the phrase and it happens too quickly to predict it and turn the volume up.
The dog's loyalty and point of view are so refreshing. Chet's amusing view of the human world is very entertaining. Still more violence than I care for but never enough to discourage me from listening.
Another good story as told by Chet. I love this series and look forward to hearing more. I've never read one. I only listen to Chet.
What's not to like. The house trashing, with the antique soap still makes me laugh.
I've listened to Quinn's first three, and while they're similar (and why shouldn't they be when they're told by Chet) each stands alone.
Frangione is Chet. "End of Story."
I still find myself laughing to myself when thinking of some of the great lines and situations this duo finds themselves in.
Just hoping these Chet and Bernie mysteries keep on coming.
I enjoy the audio version of this book it kept my attention and interest driving to and from work.
of course the dogs point of view through the various happenings in life
when the dog was escaping from the criminals and searching for his faithful master.