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.
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.