I didn't actually listen to very much of this book because of the bad language. I'm sure it's "realistic", but I wish there was a way to know in advance if there is strong language rather than finding out after you have purchased a book. Disappointing.
Bad language. You don't need it to have a compelling story.
I would really like Audible to rate books for language, sexual content, etc. I would rather know in advance what I'm getting.
There could have been so much more character development which would have made for an excellent story. The idea was there, but the author only scratched the surface making it a very light read, not much impact.
The story line was great. It just needed to be developed further.
This book and The Watchman are my favorite Crais stories. I love the human and canine characters in this one. I think of it every time I take the train past the L.A. River and see the setting.
This is a great story for any unashamed patriotic lover of dogs and mysteries. I was not expecting very much depth in this book and was very pleasantly surprised. In many places the descriptions of the dog could have easily been of my own dog. Very accurate picture of a German Shepherd. Oh, yes, the people are very pleasant and the mystery interesting. Five Stars easily!
The interaction between the main character and Maggie the dog kept the book interesting. When you add the suspense of the plot to the relationship of the man and dog you have a great read.
I can't think of any books that I have read that are similar to the path taken by the author of this book.
One of the best moments in the book is during the climax near the end when you see how much of a "pack" the handler and dog have grown to become.
If you are looking for a good read that will leave you wanting "Book 2" I would recommend Suspect.
definately a favorite!
maggie, author made us remember how important our loved pets can affect our lives
he's great to listen too, really brought characters to life!
no, but not cause it wasn't good enough! i just can't sit that long!
I travel alot & sometimes the audible books can take awhile(being book or narrator) for me to be drawn in. this book had me from beginning to end!
I enjoy authentic characters, in believable circumstances, mostly fiction, blended with historical fact, of any genre, with romance added.
I would believe that I would have been equally satisfied.
The relationships lost, then transformed.
The scenes where the relationships were lost at the beginning.
Looked forward to my commute so that I could listen.
Brought tears to my eyes! I love when I can invest emotionally in a story and identify with authentic charecters regardless of race or species!
As a parent of GSDs and fan of a good Cop story involving GSD relationships with their trainers, this book works very well. Looking forward to the next adventure of Maggie and her Master.
I absolutely LOVE the point of view of the dog, Maggie! The entire book was so well done that I had a difficult time stopping when I needed to be working. Very well written and narrated.
Absolutely, I have already listened to it 3 times!
because it is very well written, the facts involved in both the dogs behavior and training are on spot, and with the handler.
This was not just pulled from imagination, but researched very well !
I refuse to write spoilers = sorry ;)
A clear and easy voice that kept me listening/
yes, and I did.
It is rare to find a GOOD book in this subject that a person who knows and trains dogs can believe and enjoy.
this book had me on all aspects.
I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I was ready to attack !
It makes me want to go back into training !
I miss holding a good dog while it takes a solid bite!