Crais gives the listener the cop-eye-view of the action and that of his dog, Maggie. I'm a dog guy and the insight that Crais uses to describe how Maggie sees the world and her relationship with her pack-mates is spot on.
The listener can feel the action sequences and the emotions of Scott, Maggie's pack-mate, as he deals with the crises in their adventures.
Maggie, as Scott would say, is the best dog in the world.
The early sequence as Maggie and her Marine were on patrol in Afghanistan
I am going to listen to everything Crais has in the Audible catalog.
This is my favorite audio book of the year! Every moment keeps you engaged - crying, laughing, hoping and finally completely fulfilled!
I can't believe how much I loved this book. I love the two injured souls meeting and healing. Maggie doing her own narrative? Well--it usually is not my thing to have animals narrate anything--but this was great. Very nice book. Good narrator. Very enjoyable.
One of the best first chapters of any book that I listened to or read. The narration was excellent. I should of purchased the kindle edition as there at times characters mentioned that had been brought up before and I would be easy to search them in the kindle edition.
I was very impressed with the story. I am a dog person and the story was written from both the human and dogs perspective. Great Listen.
Well written and performed with moving insights into dog loyalty, behavior, and handling. The story kept moving and rarely fell into expected turns of events that I experience in the crime genre. A love story about a man and his dog.....refreshing.
Near the top!
The police dog perspective and the man/dog relationship as well as the pursuit of the true killers.
Yes....very good....he does an excellent job of voice ranging all the characters. The African-American K9 Unit Sargent was outstanding and my favorite character.
When Maggie bit Scott upon their first meeting.
Loved it...would love to see more K9 unit thrillers!
Crais tells the story of the rehabilitation of a military bomb sniffing / guard dog. From the death of his handler in Afghanistan to the mutual healing of the dog and his new handler, you can write the rest of the story. All the cliches are there. Tough but compassionate head dog trainer - check. Solving crimes while suspended from duty - check. Harrowing final scene with a life or death cliffhanger - check. Plus, talking dogs.
A decent beach novel, especially the talking dogs.
Easy Fun Suspenseful
Maggie was my favorite character because she was loyal, innocent and brilliant all at the same time.
I have not listened to any of his previous performances. I thought his performance in this book was wonderful. He presented a good distinction between characters. He was good with all genders and species!
Devotion is reciprocal and eternal.
For the first few minutes of listening, I thought the book may be a little "fluffy" as we hear part of the story from the dog's viewpoint. The more I listened, the more I looked forward to hearing Maggie's viewpoint. My husband and I actually adopted some of the training and reward procedures the head of the canine unit used for our dog, and he responded beautifully.