Love to read books as well as listen. I enjoy historical novels as well as non fiction.
I was very disappointed in this book Have read others by Robert and enjoyed them. This was way too predictable and too much dog for my taste and I love dogs :)
Made it a mystery
Simply put, one of thebes books I have ever listened to. Maggie, you stole my heart! Awesome author writing an awesome stand alone novel!!
I am usually only warm when it come to this genre but this book really surprised me. One of the main characters (and my favorite, hands-down) is the dog Maggie. I usually tend toward SciFi, especially when the author brings me into the consciousness of an alien character but I don't think I've ever read an author who was as able to bring the consciousness of a dog to the game like Robert Crais. It reminds me of the Jack London books that I used to love so much as a youngster, but somehow this story even surpasses those. I don't tend to be an overly-emotional person so when a book really moves me to joy or tears, it will get high marks unless it is just poorly written or narrated. This story was not only exceptionally well written, but the narration was one of the best. There were many moments of sorrow, anger and even laughter throughout the book but the end brought tears of joy. Unless you hate dogs, even if you don't like cops, this is a must read!
Favorite authors are James Patterson, his Alex Cross series, and Dorthea Benton Frank my favorite of her was " A Christmas Pearl" I
I have had german shepherds for 20 years, and my last one was named Maggie like the one in the story. What I really liked best about the story was Maggie and how she was retrained.
No it was not really the plot that kept my interest and after listening to the entire book I would go back and listen to the sections that only included Maggie.
At the very top. It's so good that I am worried that most other books will be a letdown.
The story being in great part done from Maggie's (K-9) point of view.
Anyone that has any liking to dogs and/or military or police should definitely read this book
Yes. It was engrossing.
The man/dog interaction.
It did not get in the way and helped move the story.
Yes, even though I could not.
I have always loved to read and just discovered Aubible which I am also loving.
Not only was this a very touching story, it was an excellent mystery. This was a first for me from this author. I had heard so much about this so I thought I would give it a try. I was very impressed.
Maggie is a marine dog that lost her partner and friend Pete. She and police officer Scott James are put together. Scott also lost his partner in the line of duty. A beautiful friendship develops. Scott and Maggie set out to find the killers of his partner.
I am hoping this turns into a series. I would love to read more about Maggie and Scott.
Definitely a 5 star book for me.
An excellent read. And as a devoted pet parent to a 3 year old German Shepherd, I can say that the author got the dog right in every respect. When the narrative switched to Maggie's point of view, I could see and hear my own girl every time. How she learned, how she responded, her pack instinct, her protective instincts, all on the mark. Great job.
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!