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.
Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.
Suspect pulled me in immediately, I listened to a free chapter and had to buy it. I loved the relationship between Scott and Maggie (a dog) and how they needed each other so much.
No, this is the first one.
Learning about the amazing abilities of dogs to use their senses, particularly smell, to guide and protect humans. you develop a real connection to the dog early and it grips you to the end...
The book started well. The first chapter was captivating. Even though the story developed into more of a made for TV script, I thoroughly enjoyed the 1st chapter and that, almost, made it worth the purchase. The 1st chapter is told from the dog's perspective and held my interest, immensely.
If I could answer that question, I would be an author instead of a reader. Maybe, add more depth of personality to the characters. I never felt a connection to the main character. I felt more connection with the dog than any person in the book.
Marginally, yes, but mainly for the 1st chapter.
Maggie is brilliant and her owner isn't bad either. I love both characters, and the narration was solid. This kept my interest and I'd read more, but I have the feeling its a one off. Don't miss this if you like to see how a puzzle solver works and how a friendship between man and dog develops.