Not knowing a thing about dog training or service dogs, I can't comment on the accuracy of the author's portrayal of K9 in this book. But I do love and (I think ) know dogs, including one of my current dogs that had some kind of unknown trauma before living with me. In my opinion the descriptions of the dog's behavior in this story are believable, and enjoyable for anyone who spends a lot of time talking to their dog. The crime that sets the scene for this story is pretty convoluted, and you have to be OK with suspending your belief a bit. Personally, when reading crime fiction, I no longer put too much effort into making sure all the pieces fit together seamlessly. This story works fine if you just let your eyes go a little blurry and enjoy the ride. Narrator is a good choice.
This is an awesome book. I really enjoyed it. The relationship between Scott and Maggie and the way it went back and forth from Scott's viewpoint and Maggie's viewpoint was intriguing.
This was my first Robert Crais book and I loved it. Loved the beautiful relationship between the main character and his dog, and watching them heal each other's internal wounds. Really great storyline that kept me up listening late in the night. And I love MacLeod Andrews narration.
yes because I can use my imagination better. I listen at books when in bed and I can not sleep.
Maggie. They way the author tells you what her thoughts are and what she thinks make her come alive. I sometimes did wonder what a dog thinks.
No I did not
Doggy days know your pack.
I wish there is a follow up :)
Twisty. Heartwarming. Series?
Maggie definitely!! She is loyal, loving, funny, creative, a survivor.
When I read, the characters don't sound different which keeps them from coming to life. He had several characters that had radically different voices and they were believable and by the end of the book I knew who was speaking without having any of the written "tells" to lead me.
Yes. The beginning made me wonder what I was going to be getting into but I quickly understood and found reasons to listen. I generally only listen while driving but this book was an "at work" listen. And re-listen too.
I sincerely hope this is the first book in a series. The ending leaves that possibility open. And Maggie has plenty of pep in her doggie step to go so please Mr Crais, write more!!!
One of my favorites.
I thought my husband might enjoy this while we traveled so I got the audio book. Turns out that was a good decision. I didn't know Crais at this point but have since ventured out into Joe Pike/Elvis Cole and now Max Holman. I love this guy!
One of the most captivating things about this book is the way the voice of the narrator changes from Scott to Maggie, who is a dog. It's not at all a Mr. Ed thing, but a true to life voice relating to how a dog's mind works based on someone's obvious research. Scott loses a partner and is nearly killed himself. Maggie's story is the same but takes place in Afghanistan/Iraq. Scott wants to continue being a cop but is struggling mentally and physically. It seems his only real recourse is the canine corps. Maggie is a mess, too, but gets picked to team up with Scott. Their journey is hard, tender, painful, joyful, and healing.
Crais is a master at creating characters you can cheer for and care about, and the characters in this book are no exception. Loved it and am now a total Crais fan
I read books, fix computers, read books, fix my truck, read books, enjoy time with my wife and kids, and I read books.
My first choice for books is space opera science fiction, David Weber, John Ringo... Robert Crais has opened the door for Mystery/Detective/Suspense. I love that the book is written from both Scott's (the cop) and Maggie's (the dog) POV. It sounds cheesy but Robert Crais pulls it off. Actually I liked Maggie more than Scott, he could be whiny at times. My wish is that Robert makes this into a series, I wait for the book 2.
A great story... told from the point of view of several of the characters, including from the German Shepherd's view .... how a dog would experience what happens. I have enjoyed other books by Robert Crais and I didn't expect this to be a dog story from the title "Suspect". At times it had me in tears and occasionally laughing out loud. Admittedly, I love dogs, and the information about a dog's world experience, in addition to a good story, made this one of my very favorite "listens".
The occasional "What the dog is thinking?"
I really want more books with working dogs involved.
I love listening to books as I work in the yard, house, and at night before I go to bed.
He is a good reader.
I can't tell that without giving away the story!
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...