I originally thought I'd listen to this book over the course of a few days. Boy, was I wrong. This is a compelling story with great characters. The pacing of the book is extraordinary and you'll be wishing the it would slow down a bit so you could take a break. My only criticism is I pretty much knew the where the story was going to end up by the middle of the book, but it was still fun getting there. However, I blame that on reading too many Michael Connelly books, so I'm pretty well trained to see where the twists are leading.
I have a very good friend who was a K-9 officer for a good portion of his career, and I was truly impressed with how well the author was able to represent the unique connection these folks have with their canine partners. More impressive was the authors ability to represent the dog's perspective of this relationship as well.
You won't regret this book in any way.
I was not familiar was Robert Crais or his narrator Macleod Andrews. I am now a fan of both! Great story came to life with Andrews narration. I found myself falling in love with Maggie...and I'm not even a dog person=:)
Not up to the standards set by other Robert Crais novels. A rather simple story, drawn out, with storybook characters I did not relate to. If you would enjoy stretching your imagination to what a police dog might be thinking, give it a chance. Otherwise, steer clear.
Married with 4 children. Love listening to the books. I have a variety of interests in titles.
I have a German Shepherd myself and that might be why I was so interested, but it was done very well and I loved it. Robert Crais is an excellent writer. I didn't want to stop listening. I would recommend it highly....(just wish some of the language was cut).
Billing address in Texas. Home in southern Mexico for last 20 years. Mostly use Audible on my Garmin Street pilot GPS in my car while driving but also have the books in two of my phones. Also read and have both Kobo and Kindle in two phones with different books.
So much material from the dogs point of view.
I liked the relationships between the dog and the military handler and the dog and the police handler. And the difficulty in the transition.
No. I don't think so but this one was excellent.
More of a complacent satisfaction but almost laughing and almost crying at times.
A sequel perhaps?
I loved the interplay of the PTSD of both characters. It added depth to the emotional connection the listener developed.
Maggie's unconditional connection to both Pete and Scott. Loyalty is a characteristic that is in short supply in today's world. Her unconditional connection heals both her and Scott.
He is able to convey the proper amount of emotion without making the text become melodramatic.
Love Robert Crais. He has just the right touch of drama, comedy, mystery, and character development for the enjoyment of all.
If you're a dog lover ... you've got to read this book. While this is a story is about catching the "bad guys," the story illustrates the loyalty between man (or woman) and his (her) dog. The reader is taken into the mind of the dog, Maggie, and her devotion to her alpha (owner). The story is interesting as well, but I really enjoyed hearing about the German shepherd and her "take" on things. Well done.
Maggie's devotion to her alpha.
I read another review (sorry - I wish I remember who wrote it) that said, If you are a dog lover, this is the book for you. That's what drew me to this book and I was not disappointed! As well as being an engaging story, well written and excellently narrated, the dogs in the story were treated with respect, even admired. Robert Crais showed a love of dogs as well as thorough knowledge of their behavior. I loved this book and I know I will listen to it again.
This is a great story of man and dog coming back from deaths door and solving a case everyone else had given up on. The story line is very strong, it moves fast and stays interesting with plenty of action and suspense. It's only 8 1/2 hours, but a great listen.
A dog that was given up on, and a police officer that everyone thought should of thrown in the towel, team up to solve the case that no one else could solve. Good book!