If you're a dog person and you also like a mystery, this one's for you. It takes off from page one and rarely slows down. The characters are real and flawed and doing the best they can. But Maggie the dog is the best part. I liked everything about this book, except ....it ended. I'd like to request a series including Maggie and her "pack" and her inner thoughts. I shared this with my husband and he just finished it today. He claims it's the best book he's listened to in a long time. So it should appeal to ALL genders .... even if you're secretly a cat person.
This is a heartwarming and thrilling story, animated beautifully by the performance. It is rich in its details and the overall plot. It is fast paced and yet there is enough time to get to know the characters. Cannot wait for the next one in this series.
The police dog gave a fast reading crime mystery a new twist.
The dog of course, and maybe his hard nosed trainer at the Police Academy.
I loved learning about the training that goes into making a top notch police/military dog. It helps you appreciate their incredible intellegence and loyalty.
Great for animal lovers that also like crime mysteries.
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!