I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
My husband and I listened to this book during a trip this past weekend and loved it. Even though we were excited about our trip, we hated to leave the car because it meant we had to pause in our listening to this wonderful audio book. It was our first book by Robert Crais, but he has been added to our list of favorite authors. The dog, Maggie, and the K-9 policeman,Scott, were great characters. I hope Crais chooses to develop more stories around these characters.
I particularly enjoyed learning about the training of Military and Police K-9 dogs. You will admire the effort and sacrifice that is involved. Also, the narrator, MacLeod Andrews, did an excellent job. My only criticism is that it was easy to figure out the mystery,but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story.
I have several friends I can't wait to recommend this great story.
a great listen only listen a few but great
kept my interest
very well read & good see the characters
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book. I had not read anything by this author before but look forward to getting another of his books. The mystery was a "page-turner" but the addition of a great dog was a special treat. Obviously the author knows the significant traits and instincts of dogs and it was easy to relate to his interpretations of the interactions between the protagonist and his partner. It made me wish I again had my own dog companion. Thank you Robert Crais.
Both the same.
The relationship developed that developed between Maggie and the main character.
Mr. Andrews made all the characters come alive.
Never give up .
this one might be number one for me
I could compare it to driving in the rain but this one is better.
I am a dog lover and anyone who cares about dogs will love this book
It didn't have the usual slow parts in the story that causes you to lose interest
Very sick fella.
At the end of story.
Read very well. I felt all the characters.
Made me proud of the good police and what a tough job our military faces.
In my opinion as a person who has had (and has another) special bond with a dog, this book personifies the emotion in a way similar to "The Art of Racing in the Rain".
However is it much more than a Dog book. Even without the "Maggie" the Police dog character, its a well written Detective and Conspiracy novel, its seems well researched and would rank up there with the best of Micheal Connolly's novels.
The Narration was not bad, however the female characters tended sound like a little weak and cartoon-ish.
It is very unusual that I so thoroughly disagree with the ratings given a book by my fellow Audible readers. To start with, the writing of the author is at best mediocre and that is being kind.The story itself is a shallow and predictable presentation of a modern day police story. If someone is looking for a well-written and insightful modern detective author, simply read any of Michael Connelly's books as the worst of Michael Connelly is more convincing and more engaging than this shallow book. (Check out "The Poet" as one example.)Finally, the narration is in keeping with the book as it is certainly acceptable but it is not in any way engaging.I am very careful to choose books with an average reader rating of 4.0 and above. This effort has paid off in well over 500 titles that I have purchased.This book is one of just a small handful of books which has been an exception to my process of choosing only winners.
I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
Since I did not read the print edition I can not compare, but it was very easy to follow the audio edition
It was a little different, with the thought process of his police dog.
There was not one specific scene.
Not especially, but it could keep your interest
Enjoyable listen, especially Andrews narration
My dog and I are new to the sport of tracking so I enjoyed this book from the dog's perspective. I thought the plot was lacking, and imagined most people would not enjoy this as much as previous Robert Crais novels.