Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
I'm always a bit nervous when I start a book that has a lot of great press and reviews. If my expectations are too high it can mean being disappointed in a book when normally I wouldn't have been. Fortunately that was not the case with this book. The story grabbed my interest right from the start and never let go. I'm not a big dog lover but Maggie worked her way into my heart as she did the same with Scott. The mystery and suspense was good. All in all just what I like in this sort of book. MacLeod Andrews did a good job with the characterizations. While not quite rising to the level of the best of the best performances he still did an admirable job with this book.
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
This book ticks lots of boxes for me and I expect we will see a movie made from it. Quite a bit of gun violence, some characters with profanity... but not too intense, no sex. Heartwarming relationship as wounded police officer with PTSD is partnered with Iraq military dog who had similar trauma... they help each other heal while solving major case. A little more head-hopping type point of view than I like... but don't think it could be written without it. Love that Maggie dog.
Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!
I really liked the narrator in this story.
At first I was wondering where this was going. But slowly it became clearer. I really liked how the story was told from the perspectives of the main characters and I grew to really like these people.
I liked the scene where Maggie chased down the burgler's brother in the park.
I enjoyed hearing the background of Maggie and how loyal she was to her human pack leader in the Marines. I also enjoyed how the author explained things from Maggie's perspective. My heart dropped towards the end when I didn't know if she died or survived for a few minutes... very happy with the ending.
Like the story line - easy to listen to.
no - but it takes a lot to get me that excited about a book. I did want to finish it though - so if thats an indicator
another stupid question
I am from Chicago. Enjoy reading listening to audio books such as Robert. B. Parker, Ian Douglas, Taylor Anderson, Jac Cambel an social work
I had urged friends and co-workers to get this book. I consider my self strong and not easily impress by sad stories but this one made me cry. From the beginning of the story when the main character partner was kill and ask him not to leave him I cry and when the dog's partner was kill I kept crying. My emotions went from crying to laughter to crying to feeling good about the ending. If you do not like to feel strong emotions stay away from this story.
The Dog. The author did a great job of showing that animals feel and care for others.
I did not had a favor scene because from beginning to end I could not put this book down. I listen to it from beginning to end during the weekend without going to sleep.
Throughout the story I was moved.
If you want to feel good about why we need love in our lives, you need to listen to the book. I urged anyone who loves dogs to read this book.
Didn't read the print version.
Great humanity. Sympathetic characters.
Never once felt like someone reading a novel. It just flowed through me.
If you love animals, you'll love this film.
I enjoy Robert Crais and especially liked this novel with the new characters, the man and his dog. Thoroughly entertaining. I hope he follows through with a sequel or two or three.
I don't throw around four and five stars easily, so don't be thrown off by the three star review. This is my first listen from Robert Crais. Following some stellar reviews and an interesting plot summary, I took a chance. I will likely listen to him again based on this book. 'Suspect' has a unique back story and a good plot. Our heroes Scott and Maggie are both wounded and recovering, but don't come off as pitiful. I really enjoyed the chapters that took on the inner workings of Maggie the police dog in training. Crais was able to portray believable dog-thinking without over doing it as many authors, even good ones, tend to do. The pacing of the book is good. This is important especially with audiobooks as there is no skim-reading allowed when you listen. Still, I don't think it quite reaches the fantastic four stars or the "unbelievable! you have to stop everything else you are doing" five star rating....but its a good listen that I recommend for audible members.
Really enjoyed the story line and the author providing the story line from the dog's perspective. Plot not unusual but did feel a degree of anxiety as the story ended.
I couldn't wait for my next listening session. The plot was helped along by the occasional switches in perspective from the main character, to the dog, to others.
Loved them all! Especially when the big, gruff cops and soldiers would talk to their dogs in the dogs' language. Maggie's voice also helped me believe I was hearing exactly what that girl was thinking.