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.
I did not read the printed version.
Everything, right from start to the end I just could not stop listening to it.
I just hope I find more books like this one.
Wasn't sure if I would like a book with a dog as a main character but this was quite well written and he didn't shy away from the challenge of doing "doggie character development." Well written, plotted, etc.
I think some of the dog introspection was interesting. Mostly that he pulled it off without being overly simplistic and cutesy. Actually thought of the dog as one of the characters.
Not sure the performance was particularly memorable. I liked the female detective/semi--love-interest character.
I'm not clever at 6 in the morning. No idea.
This is the best Audible book I have listened to in a long time. I only listen to books when I run, walk, or clean, and I walked for 3 1/2 hours yesterday so I could keep listening! I have a dog with whom I am completely obsessed, so I particularly loved this book, but I don't think you need to be a dog lover to enjoy this book. It's a great story about healing and redemption as well as an entertaining cop thriller! Loved it.
What an excellent book, great characters (including the dog), believable plot, nice action, awesome climax - I was reeling by the time I finished this book. I wanted to rush back and listen to it again, which I will, but I'll give it a few months before I do. The narrator did a marvelous job on all the characters, including the dog. I would recommend this book to anyone, whether or not they prefer dogs or cats. I'm a cat person myself, but loved this book anyway.
I drive 45 miles to work, 5 days a week, and owe my sanity to audiobooks. I get them from friends, the library, and of course - Audible.
It's another great story by Crais - no Elvis or Pike, but the same depth of character and story that we've learned to expect. If you love a good story, and dogs, it's a sure thing.
the dog. He is so believable and creeps into your heart
I bought this book for my mom in hospital. She has listened to it about 4 times.
Whiskey and Gunpowder
A well crafted yarn with well developed characters, what more can you ask for?
The dog was so well written. If you own dogs and more specifically shepherds it is clear that Crais either also does or really did his homework. He really brought both the main characters alive for me and I didn't want the book to end. I hope he writes a new adventure for this team.
Yes buy this if you like animals and detective yarns.
I didn't read the print version, but have friends looking for it who don't listen to audio books.
Yes. There seemed to be several stories intermingled and switching back and forth kept me "tuned in." I've recommended this book to friends and family and will listen to it again (which I rarely do).
There was more than one, but I don't want to ruin the story for anyone.