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.
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.