I can sum this book up in one word – Triumph. The prologue is so riveting, I literally gasped with the intensity as my eyes welled up with tears. Ok, so I’m a sissy and my heart breaks in two when it comes to animals and soldiers, but still. The prologue is mind blowingly brilliant.
And then there’s the rest of the book. I could almost feel Maggie’s doggie breath on my face and touch her fur with the palm of my hand. I fell in love with her from the very first second and the moment the book came to an end, it left an empty hole behind.
My only complaint is that the book is too short. Robert Crais and MacLeod Andrews, for goodness sake please make a sequel together, I’m having withdrawal symptoms!
I would listen to this again.
Mr. Andrew's did a superb job breathing life into this book. The book itself was awesome. Robert Crais is an amazing author, but this performance made it even better!
Definitely! I actually did listen to it all in one sitting!
Love to read and listen to books. The spoken word is magic for me.
I didn't the read the print version.
I can't think of a comparison right now.
Both Scott and Maggie were my favorites. They always say a dog will overshadow any of the characters but in this case they shared the main stage. I cared deeply about what happened to both main characters. Scott for his Drive and perseverence and Maggie for her loyalty and love.
The prologue and chapter 1 took my breath away.
The main character gives this book a slight edge on normal detective novels.
The conversations from the dog's view point add a lot to the story telling
I have always loved to read, and now I really enjoy listening to my books as well!!
I love to read (listen) to be entertained--this book was everything I hope for when I start a book. It starts with a bang--literally--and continues on with a totally fulfilling experience. You have empathy for the main characters (in this case man and dog), and hope with every turn of the page (so to speak!), they work things out and succeed in the end. And kudos to the narrator--he did a great job as well!
I have not read anything else by this author, but that will change. I intend to look for more novels to listen to, and hope they are all as well written and entertaining as Suspect.
I loved the growing bond between the dog and the main character.
yes, I'm a real animal lover and a real hater of injustice, so it kept me wound up until there was a happy ending.
This was an interesting change to the tough guy, hero, type of cop story. This was a struggling. damaged, ordinary guy. He did nothing superhero. The real story here was not about finding the bad guys, which was done well. It was the story of the main character and the relationship between he and his dog. Neither of which wanted to be where they were when their relationship starts. They story provides an interesting twist when the narration becomes from the "first person" dog's view. I though some of that was a little repetitive, but a small criticism of a very good story done quite well.
shattered body and soul.Scott a young LA police officer is traumatized,mentally and physically by the death of his partner, he is wounded, on meds for pain and to help him cope with anxiety. Maggie, a k9 soldier looses her handler, pack mate and shields his body with her own, takes fire, snapping and refusing to leave him. She is a hero, though injured she finds her way into the LA police k9 corp. Scott becomes part of the k9 unit and is matched with Maggie. They must bond learn to trust each other become pack. yes this book falls under the mystery-thriller genra. as the story progresses Scott uses Maggies remarable skill to get to the bottom of a crime that haunts him. In the field man and dog are a team each bringing thier special skills to the job. If you have ever looked into the liquid brown or soft blue eyes of a dog and and experianced the unconditional love and healing these animals can bring you will be touched by this book
This was one of my favorite books from Robert Crais. It was truly suspenseful and I found myself sneaking a listen to just one more chapter. Maggie is perhaps my new favorite crime fighter. The narrative from Maggie's perspective was really innovative without being presumptuous.
I really didn't have a favorite chapter, as soon as one ended I felt compelled to listen to the next.
Andrews's ability to move seamlessly over a diverse group of characters was impressive.
Gracie the PB Native
This has been one of the best books I've listened to in quite a while. I am an avid audiobook listener, and this one kept me up late, and listening early as well! I gave it 5 stars on all levels, and am not often so generous. I've recommended it to at least a dozen people in the past few days, and will continue to do so.
Being inside Maggie's head was so interesting. I've enjoyed "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" and "The Art of Racing in the Rain" as they pertain to dogs and training. I enjoyed reading of the "trials" that Maggie was put through, and clearly the research that was done paid off in the details.
Andrews' inflection and tone both are engaging and compelling. The "thumps" resonated with me.
Man and the amazing bond with his dog ...........far, far more than you might "Suspect"
I will read many more of his books....I have 2 waiting now.