love audio books - Anglophile
I really liked this book and am recommending it to all my friends who love dogs. The bond between Maggie, who suffers from PTSD and transitions from a military war dog to a police K9, and her handler, Scott, who is equally damaged, made for a great read. I learned a lot about dogs and their pack orientation. If you like dogs, I think you'll like this book. This would make a great series.
Love the story about the bond that comes from 2 not whole creatures who become whole again. A must for dog lovers and a special treat for German Shepherd Dog fans.
Kept my attention. Would love some more listens like this.
Need to listen to it.
Different voices. Easy to follow
Have no idea.
Animal lovers will love this.
I used immersion on the Kindle fire hd (which syncronizes the audio and print). So I can't say which is better. However, if I had to choose, I think I liked the audio version so much I would have to choose the audio over the print version. MacLeod Andrews did such a great job of pacing the entire book. There was nothing lost in the narration.
I loved Maggie. From the first chapter when we are introduced to the connection between Pete and Maggie to the very last page, I was pulling for Maggie.
In addition, I liked the interaction between Scott James and Leland.
I did listen/read to this audiobook in one sitting. It was raining here today and it was such a great read on such a gloomy day.
There is no one more "doggy" than I am and mystery is my favorite genre. I don't mind dogs as narrators. In fact, one of my all time favorites is "The Art of Racing in the Rain." This book is OK but I did not find it particularly gripping and it certainly does not make my top 10 list of either animal based books or mysteries.
Want to read an absolutely outstanding book on the relationship of animals and humans? Try "The Elephant Whisperer." There is more suspense in that one and it is non-fiction.
If you are looking for a book with no plot and a lot of 'tell me' writing, incluing what the 'dog' is thinking - this is your book. Not at all for me.
Wife, Mother, Mema, Sister
This was a very good story about a man and a dog. I know weird, not my usual choice. Well read and entertaining as well as a good mystery. I would recommend it, but it isn't an Elvis Cole novel.
Perhaps a good book for someone in their early twenties.
It could have been riveting but the writing was corny and there were not surprises.
Grood, versatile, appropriate
It wasn't the scenes I just knew everything was going to happen before it happened.
I rarely write reviews. I am taking the time to do so here because I used my credit based on the "glowing" feedback. This book was not worth that credit. It was not "riveting". There were no "ah ha" moment or "what's going to happen next". The Dog Trainer was a bit melodramatic. I had to turn the volume down when that character came on the scene. I had no problem turning the ipod off when I got to work. That's my test.
So hooked by audio that I have to read books aloud. *If my reviews help, please let me know.
I'm going out on a limb here; it's just a hunch, but I think there is the slightest possibility that the ratings for this book could possibly, just maybe, reflect a person's sentimental feelings about dogs, more so than the quality of this book. Except in my case, because I adore dogs...and good books. Maggie with her big furry ears, her little limp, and her utter devotion, her cute little thump-thump...Gosh, I loved this story...my neighbor's cat would love this story. To hell with pragmatism...6 stars all around.
enough about me, let's talk about you!
This was a better than average story featuring a dog as a characters. The story itself was somewhat formulaic (felt like I was waiting for the end to come, and had a pretty good idea whodunnit but didntcare), with the some corny dialogue here-and-there, but "Suspect" was, after all, entertaining. The sale price made this a win!
As an aside: I have a German Shepherd, and admire the authors skill in handling the dog's personality and translating that to understandable human language in a way that felt realistic and made sense. I have read a few "dog stories" and most of the authors tend to lack the insight into animal behavior, nor do they seem able to create a dog character that seems like a dog (and not a person/dog). In this respect Robert Crais was successful.
I would recommend if you love Dog Stories, or if you have/had a German Shepherd.