This book really hooked me because I am both dog person and mystery lover. The reader was brilliant, always adding to the experience, never overpowering it. The story was both touching and real. The book offers edge of your seat drama, pathos, and clever resolution. The inner voice of the dog was so believable. At one point I had to turn it off (first time ever!) because I was sure the next scene would be a disaster for the dog and I had to prepare myself. See for yourself...
This was a great story, but the editing was very distracting. The beginning sound of many words was cut off; in fact, I thought for several chapters that "Scott" was actually named "Gott" because the "S" was trimmed from his name.
Keep your mind active.
LAPD Cop Story with a dog. Maggie is not just any police dog but a former Marine. Both her handler, Officer James and Maggie are haunted by their past and find each other. Good story that will keep your interest especially if you like animals. Macleod Andrews did a excellent job narrating. Story keeps your interest. Hope Robert Crais turns this into a series.
I would rate Suspect as a '4' out of '5' - I completely enjoyed the story! I felt a connection to the lead character and the story line about "Maggie" touched my heart.
Maggie was my favorite character. She was loyal, trustworthy, and in tune with both of her handlers.
I do not think so.
The story didn't make me laugh or cry - but it did keep me on the edge of my seat. Particularly when Maggie was injured by the sniper and toward the end when her instincts led her to protect her handler.
This was an easy listen, but I enjoyed the intonation of the reader, connected to the story line, and would read another story by Crais.
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
I would and indeed have, listened to it again
When Molly loses her first owner
I haven't heard him before, but thoroughly enjoyed his narration
Indeed, I did.
I loved the way this writer entered into the psyche of the dog and how he described the relationship between man and dog. Loved the book and will certainly read it again.
I enjoyed listening to this book, although I don't own a dog and am not a dog lover. The mystery held my attention, but I did guess some of the outcome. I particularly liked the chapters from the perspective of Maggie, the police dog. Crais seemed to be able to think like a canine in these parts of the story. I also learned something about the training of dogs which seemed like practical information that someone could use. The writing kept me interested and the end was exciting. The narrator had a feel for the story - his voicing of the characters was excellent; I became thoroughly engrossed in the final confrontation with the "bad guys". Can this book be the beginning of a new series for Crais? All in all, I'm happy I listened to this; however, I still prefer the author's Elvis Cole mysteries.
I admit I downloaded this book only because it was part of a "2 for 1" deal. I'd never heard of the book or its author, but the story description included a dog, so I was intrigued. Robert Crais does a masterful job detailing and delivering the behavior and relationship between human and dog and the "unconditional love" felt by both. Any dog lover will relish the story and its thoughtful evolution. Macleod Andrews delivers an outstanding performance, enhancing an already incredible literary experience. After listening to his narrative talent, I can't imagine enjoying this story as much as I would without it.
I listened to this book a couple months ago and it is still on my mind. It touched me heart, It is a feel good book (not really, but to me it was) about a broken man and a broken dog. Both needed each other. This book is in my top ten just because for some reason at this time in my life, the story touched me and I wanted to listen to it constantly. This book will go on my "to listen to again sometime in the future" list.
Crais does an excellent job of developing this relationship between the cop and his dog, who he didn't really want. They both have PTSD, and the story helps you have an emotional insight into how that feels. I really loved this story. It was complex, suspenseful, emotional, and well crafted. Great use of a credit!!
an engaging book, mainly because of the dog. the scenes told from the dogs perspective are very well done. the cops scenes, not so much. the difference was so pronounced, to me, it was almost as though from two different authors. i found the police officers character, thoughts, and deeds to be stilted, repressed, and extremely idiotic. anyone who is a fan of police or detective procedurals will be rolling their eyes as this doofus blunders though the plotline. his transformation from being completely self-centered and ignorant of even the basics of dog-ness, into a "dog-person" are abrupt and ham-handed.
all that being said, i enjoyed the overall story. Maggie gives 250%, which makes up for any short-comings of her partner. the plot was semi-predictable, but the novelty of having the dogs perspective makes it seem fresh. the stars for story are all for Maggie, and even so I just couldn't go to 5.