I loved this book. It wasn't silly, I guess I was just in that kind of mood. I Loved the dialog/thoughts of the dog. It's the kind of book that stays with you days and weeks after you listen to it. Highly recommended.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
Perhaps - I typically listen to my audiobooks multiple times - but this one is fresh in my memory and the story is pretty simple
Elements of Watchers by Dean Koontz and WE3 by Grant Morrison have intelligent animals who's thoughts are expressed but Maggie is simply very intelligent and loyal with the benefit of being exceptionally well trained
Great job with vocalizing Maggie's thoughts
When Maggie bonded with Scott and was willing to take on the Sergeant head of the dog squad
Evil cops vs a very good dog - what's not to like. It's a good story with particularly evil cops bested by a couple of wounded beings who prevail well told and voice acted
This book was unexpected in the way it elicited my emotions. I loved the way the main characters helped each other heal and become productive.
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!