I enjoyed the story not only because of the murder mystery but also because of the information about "Military/Police Service Dogs" and their training. The interaction and bond between man and dog was very touching and easy to relate to (being a dog lover). The mystery wasn't anything out of the ordinary, but good enough to keep your interest throughout. And don't worry, dog lovers, there's no depressing, Old Yeller ending to spoil it all!
No, because I don't usually listen twice.
Maggie, of course.
Scenes from Maggie's point of view.
I really like dogs and I thought the author did a great job of telling a story with the added bonus of telling it from a beautiful and courageous dog's point of view.
Combined a good story with solid facts on dogs and dog training
Maggie. I could see all our dogs in Maggie
Sound effects and good characterisation
We listened to this story on a long car journey. Stayed interesting for 5 hours.
Yes. Plan to buy the paper book for a friend.
Yes. Always wondering who knew what and what would happen next. Loved the way the author took you into the psyche of the dog.
Did an amazing job of bringing these characters to life. I was able to picture each character by his voice.
The end when I thought Maggie would be hurt.
First audio book that actually made me cry!
I loved the bonding between the main character and the dog. I loved that the story was also told from the dogs view.
When the main character and the dog bonded.
He makes you believe that the dog is having the thoughts that he is explaining.
I almost cried when I thought the K-9 was going to be taken away from the main character.
A must read for dog lovers.
First read from this author. Not sure how he became so famous. The writing is a bit pretentious and corny, but not a bad story. It helps if you are a dog lover
Only towards the end. Like the last 30 pages or so.
The sync with the kindle book is awesome. Main reason I tried this book
School Librarian, Cybrarian, Voracious Reader and Lifelong Inquirer.
Much better than I expected! Murder mystery/thriller is not normally my genre of choice and I'd never read Crais, but this is an engaging story that will keep you listening and on the edge of your seat.
Can't think of another book to compare this to: the story is a combination of murder mystery thriller, human and dog PTSD tale, and story of loyal companionship.
Drill-sergeant style police canine corps director Leland was the best! Andrews read him beautifully, with the perfect combination of sternness and heart. His dogs love him, his human charges fear him.
"We can all heal."
Loved, loved, LOVED the insight into canine training for bomb-sniffing and police work. As a lifelong doggie lover I am amazed to learn what our loving companions are capable of!
Lover of suspense novels and the occasional romance. Loved the Harry Potter series and have them all on audio cd.
unique, loyal, damaged
Maggie - loved seeing the insight into the mind of the dog, even though ultimately from a human's perspective since dogs can't "talk" I learned alot about how they think. Made me want to get a dog of my own.
No - thought he was a great narrator and will look for more books by him.
The only thing that kept me from giving this 5 stars was some of the repetitiveness when he went into other perspectives and especially into Maggie's. Some of the scenes were unnecessarily repeated I thought but overall I loved this book.
I had listened to chapter one courtesy of the freebie offered by audible and it had me immediately and then I thought the prologue was amazing.
Would love to see Scott James and Maggie return in another book or series from this author.
This is not just a police procedural novel that keeps you tied in with suspense. It is also a wonderful story about a dog and a man and how they help each other come out of the depths of their personal despair. If you like dogs and like thrillers this is a must read. I loved it. Robert Crais paints real life characters with very real emotions and you can relate to them every step of the way.
Right off the bat, this story had me hooked and in tears. While the subject matter was very intense, there are some very heartwarming moments.
The plot is full of action! I loved how the story telling switched from the cop's perspective to the dog's view. The action kept me on the edge of my seat while the developing relationship between the K9 and man melted my heart.
He had a clear voice, great inflection as the action and characters changed. Overall, he is an excellent narrator!
Yes, it had me crying right from the start, describing what happened to Maggie to cause the distress she suffered. Then it jumped into the police story and seamlessly brought the two main characters together. I couldn't wait to get back and listen to more each day. It left me wanting more stories of these two heroes.
I would love a sequel with these characters. It was such a great story that I hated to see it end. Excellent author, excellent narrator! I hope to discover more books like this one. Thank you!