I have always enjoyed RC's work and found his books well crafted in a made-for-TV sort of way. Pike is a particular favorite, but even he is more than a little cartoonish,
Suspect is a dumbed-down, transparent story that is more about what goes on (theoretically) inside a canine's noggin. As a dog lover (3 Basenjis), I could relate somewhat, but as a mystery lover, this is too much like "My Friend Flicka".
Should be in the 'Young Adult' Section.
Strong characters in all genres. and narrators who don't ham it up.
This was a very good book (not quite a 5 star to my standards). It has a very interesting take on telling a few of the scenes from a dog's point of view (not too many scenes) that contribute to the book. The good (for me) is that there is not too much gore or sacrificing of the "good guys.". The only things that i would have like to see more, is less emphasis on the tragedies of the protagonists, and a little more emphasis on the joy they find to keep on progressing. There is certainly lots of positive situations, scenes, maybe a little promise of romance, but i tend to like David Freed's Flat Spin a little more. Your tastes may be different and this may or may not be the perfect book for you, but it will certainly be worth the credit. I will come back to Robert Crais in the future, but i have a few more Must Listen To Books I need to make it through first.
I am not a dog person but the interaction between a Handler and his dog was truly inspirational. The book was able to to explain the actions and feelings of the dog in a way that was logical and amazing. I really love the book and the narrator. it is probably the best book of the 50-plus books that I have downloaded
Love the relationship with Alpha and dog but the police work was iffy. I don't think half of the stuff that happens in the book would be allowed in real police investigations.
Right in the middle. I haven't listened to a lot through amazon, but I have listened to dozens using another app
The dog's ability to connect
Can't come up with anything
I write romantic suspense with a little southern grit. I love romance & adventure w/a little mystery & suspense. I believe in happy endings.
I wasn't sure how I'd like a story told in part in a dog's point of view but hearing Maggie's thoughts and reactions are vital to the story. She is as important a character as Scott, her new handler. The story is as much about their relationship and healing as it is about the detective work. If you love detective stories and dogs, this heartwarming tale of Maggie's second chance and Scott's determination to remain a cop is a story worth reading or listening to.
Robert Crais blends human and animal reactions into a murder mystery ripe with intrigue. His characterization of Scott and Maggie are so real I can touch them. Narrator MacLeod Andrews gives a great performance as he brings the story to life. This is one of those stories I want to read/hear again.
There were story mistakes that I thought were pretty glaring, it made me not identify with the MC. Police processing and K-9 mistakes that did not support him being 7 years on the job. The supporting characters were very flat
I would consider it
This is a new performer for me but I thought he did a good job
I had to force myself to finish it. The villain was cliche and also undeveloped