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This book paints an interesting look at police K-9 teams, has interesting characters, but fails to deliver when it comes to real action and mystery. The book primarily follows Scott the new K-9 officer but offers glimpses from the dog’s, Maggie, perspective. The majority of the book focuses on their interaction and is a good lesson on how to evolve characters, but the plot is nearly in the background. There isn’t much action for a “thriller” and the mystery is pretty straight forward, but if you like dog (I do) and want to read about dogs (I don't really want to) you’ll probably like this book.
I listened for three hours. It was so boring I could not tell you what the story was about. I am a big fan of Crais's Elvis Cole Series. I could not believe he wrote this mess.
No problem with the narrator
If it wouldn't take 30 minutes on the phone I would return it.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
Warning: If you are prone to tear up please have some tissues close.
Robert Crais is a master at making you feel the pain of these characters, especially for a crime novel, and MacLeod Andrews brings the story to life with his narration.
This is the story of Scott (human police officer) and Maggie (canine Marine) who both saw their beloved partners fall under enemy fire despite their best and most valiant efforts. They are left with physical and mental scars. Circumstances throw them together and magic happens.
I am definitely going to have to check out other books by Robert Crais.
What a brilliant move by Audible to have a deal of the day. What a great way to be introduced to new authors and even new genre.
Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!
I really liked the narrator in this story.
At first I was wondering where this was going. But slowly it became clearer. I really liked how the story was told from the perspectives of the main characters and I grew to really like these people.
I liked the scene where Maggie chased down the burgler's brother in the park.
I enjoyed hearing the background of Maggie and how loyal she was to her human pack leader in the Marines. I also enjoyed how the author explained things from Maggie's perspective. My heart dropped towards the end when I didn't know if she died or survived for a few minutes... very happy with the ending.
Yes. Voice inflections are terrific.
The dog(Maggie)... of course!
Nuances of thoughts and feelings for each character
Too many to describe. I just loved this story.
On one hand...would like to see a follow book...and on another I wouldn't want to be disappointed because this book was so unique. That said, I guess it really is a one of a kind story so i've talked myself into "no follow-up story".
I did enjoy the book, it just wasn't one to really reach out and grab you. It's a good story of a man recouping from an injury, aided by a dog doing the same thing. A bond grows between them, as they both find themselves falling into even deeper danger.
Some good dog trivia in it, and not a bad listen.
The main story in this book to me was the bonding between Scott and Maggie. They were both damaged in the line of duty and they helped each other heal. You also get to see some of the relationship between an officer and his K-9 partner. It was nice to hear Maggie's point of view at different parts of the story. It was sad at times, but kept you on the edge of your seat at others. I wouldn't mind seeing more of Scott and Maggie.
The narrator did an excellent job with all voices, including Maggie's. He put life into the story.
"Suspect" is truly a unique story..unlike anything I have read/heard before. A story told both from the dog's viewpoint, as well as the man's. It's educational--IF the information about training service dogs is accurate.
I found it moved a little slow at times, but the excellent narration of MacLeod Andrews kept me riveted to the story. Mr. Andrews is one of the best Narrators I have heard. I hope to listen to more books read by him.
I have my fellow Audible member's reviews to thank for my choosing "Suspect" to listen to... so, thank you!
Powerful imagery, deep character development, you feel like you know the characters, and dog owners can connect with Maggie the dog's point of view which was written so well and is so believable.
Can't give away the plot by answering this, but just let me say that it is at the beginning, and the scene is haunting.
Well, first of all, I don't have time in my life to sit and read, so I am dependent on audio books which I listen to in the car, at work, while cleaning, etc. MacLeod Andrews timing as he reads the lines is excellent and smooth.
Hope this becomes a series, there is so much potential in the characters, even the secondary ones.