Captivating, exciting, Heart-warming.
Maggie the dog.
I liked his performance. Did a good job with the different characters.
I laughed and I cried and had a meriad of feelings and reactions. I was there living the story. Gripping.
I would like to think that I have the same relationship with my dog that Scott has with Maggie and I think we do. I hope Robert Crais writes more about Scott and Maggie. I want more. This was my first Robert Crais book and I picked a winner to start with. I throughly enjoyed this. Good and captivating storyline. I had a hard time turning it off. I will definitely listen to more of Robert Crais' books. Kudos!
The reader is awesome, not too "over done" in his style. Kept the energy level up throughout the book.
Maggie - True hero!
Maggie - Love the narrative of her thoughts.
I have listened to several Robert Crais novels in the past - most of them from the Elvis Cole / Joe Pike series. I have never considered Crais an upper echelon author, but more of a second tier, run-of-the-mill type author.
This book; however, is certainly at or near that top shelf.
The title of my review sums it up rather simply. I will definitely keep my eyes out for a sequel, or another non-Cole / Pike story with similar good reviews.
Be advised; however, that parts of the story are told from the mind of the dog, some of which are a little corny - intensified by the narrator, MacLeod Andrews who hams it up a bit too much.
Aside from MacLeod's baby dog voice, and the story moving a tad too slow a couple of times, I recommend the book and give it 5 stars.
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
The narrators' inflection on the charactors, the engaging investigation, and the progress of the story was very good. Loved the repore between scott, maggie, and the officer lady at the end.
Yes, it kept building up tempo right after the charactors were introduced in the beginning, and you wanted to just keep reading, or listening. You wanted to see Scott make it, and you wanted to see Maggie make it, all the while there were so many obstacles.
Scott, & Maggie, followed by his K9 Superior,who was tough as nails, but just all bark and no bite!
I didn't cry, but came close as I had a lump in my throat a couple times. I am a GerShep lover for all my life, my folks have always had a Shepherd, and then I have had 2 since being married. Wonderful, smart dogs!
One heck of a good book.. I would love to read more like this one! If you don't beleive me, read some reviews and judge for yourself. You won't feel bad for spending the money, its a good one.. and I look forward to listening to the audiobook a year from now.
Yes I would..it was such an expressive story..I could feel and just about see everything that was written!
Yes it did..couldn't wait to get to the end to see how it finished
I loved the ones between the man and the dog...
Your regular complex crime novel overlaid with the perspective and personality of a military/police dog, who deep down, is not so different from any well trained dog. It had me looking for the next book in the Maggie series!
Maggie. An honest, straightforward, no-nonsense and after therapy, courageous sidekick.
He brings Scott James to life and clearly has spent time studying, experiencing and understanding dog behavior beyond the superficial level many people experience dogs.
The crime story was first rate: convoluted and entertaining. But the acknowledgement and description of Maggie's feelings was so excellent; perfectly capturing my own dog's character and behavior. An unusually insightful homage to dogs.
This is a cops vs. bad guys whodunit with a terrific twist. One of the main protagonists is a K-9 police dog whose understanding of her role and awareness of what is going on around her is wonderfully portrayed in compelling doggie thoughts. As a long time guide dog user, I can tell you that the author's understanding of how a dog thinks and how it responds is masterful.
This is the second book I've read featuring a German Shepherd as a main character [see Burning Man] and if this is a trend I'm all for it!
Every book by Robert Crais is taught and exciting and always has a little, but not too much, humor. I'm a dog trainer and a German Shepherd owner and Mr Crais is one too, or has done enough research to be very accurate in his description of the processes.
I'd give this 6 stars if I could.
I usually don't read this genre ... but the USMC working dog that ends up a K-9 police dog ... I couldn't resist her.
Maggie, the dog, brought it all home for me. The story line is exceptionally well written and the story draws you in quickly.
The narration was perfect. This is a book that is difficult to set aside. You want to keep listening to the very end!
I can't give away any spoilers but the prologue and the end of the book were both momentous to me.
I am recommending this to everyone I know ... not just with this review but by word of mouth as well.
The narrator was excellent. I don't think the print version could match his enthusiasm.
The beginning, the middle and the end - seriously!
Leland - Sgt. Leland and Maggie, I cannot choose one over the other
The scene towards the end when Maggie almost got shot.
I want to thank the author for not letting Maggie die.