I loved the relationship between Scott and the dog, and while I understand the crime component was probably necessary for continuity and cohesion (it is a police story, after all), I found that part boring and difficult to follow. Performance was excellent, and the dog and handler relationship was beautifully portrayed. In all honesty, I found myself zoning out during the parts about the case and motivations of the other characters. I just loved so much listening to Maggie and Scott's perspective and interaction.
Posted this to Facebook: To my dog lover friends... there is a book. Suspect by Robert Crais is about a military dog in civilian life. I'm listening to it for maybe the 6th, 7th time, in love with the story and grateful to Audible for giving us an experience that one cannot get by just reading, MacLeod Andrews as narrator who gives it an amazing dimension. It's worth joining Audible just for this book!
I wasn't sure if this would be a book for me or not but I was so sucked in from the beginning. The relationship between the animal and her handlers was amazing and I was not able to turn the book off until it was finished. Don't pass this one up!
If you don't absolutely LOVE dogs this book is not for you. I don't and it wasn't. I tried until the dogs thoughts about the smell of the man's rectum and crotch being like the colors of the rainbow .... Say what? Dogs are dogs. I like 'em well enough but they do not need special bags to be carried in, sweaters, air conditioned dog houses, chemotherapy or cemeteries in my opinion. They are dogs. Not people. Not babies not FREAKIN' HUMAN for goodness sake. They are DOGS and I do not intend to listen to how one supposedly thinks for a few minutes certainly not for a few HOURS in an audiobook. You people are crazy! It's a story about a man and a dog. Babies, real babies are in the world who need this kind of love showered on them. Real people are starving dying being mistreated in this world, look out for all of them the way you do dogs and this book wouldn't even be written. What a waste of time.
the narrator really brought the dog's perspective to life and even opened my mind up to my own dogs