It is very unusual that I so thoroughly disagree with the ratings given a book by my fellow Audible readers. To start with, the writing of the author is at best mediocre and that is being kind.The story itself is a shallow and predictable presentation of a modern day police story. If someone is looking for a well-written and insightful modern detective author, simply read any of Michael Connelly's books as the worst of Michael Connelly is more convincing and more engaging than this shallow book. (Check out "The Poet" as one example.)Finally, the narration is in keeping with the book as it is certainly acceptable but it is not in any way engaging.I am very careful to choose books with an average reader rating of 4.0 and above. This effort has paid off in well over 500 titles that I have purchased.This book is one of just a small handful of books which has been an exception to my process of choosing only winners.
I have listened to over 250 books in the last 10 years. I tend to listen to certain authors and try to read all their books. I listen while exercising and driving which makes the time past enjoyable.
Since I did not read the print edition I can not compare, but it was very easy to follow the audio edition
It was a little different, with the thought process of his police dog.
There was not one specific scene.
Not especially, but it could keep your interest
Enjoyable listen, especially Andrews narration
My dog and I are new to the sport of tracking so I enjoyed this book from the dog's perspective. I thought the plot was lacking, and imagined most people would not enjoy this as much as previous Robert Crais novels.
The author made me fall in love with the main characters. My heart swelled when the story was told through Maggie's eyes. What a wonderful story of redemption, love, and devotion.
This story kind of reminded me of something that Koontz would write (minus the scary stuff)... with such a strong k-9 character, who was developed so well, it's hard to not see a slight similarity. I came to truly love and respect both Maggie and Scott.
Leland... I love the attitude he gave this guy. It made me laugh! I could see "the scowl" in my mind, thanks to Andrews' performance.
"We are pack."
This was my first read of this author's books. I am officially a fan! I loved every minute of it, and am looking forward to reading more!
Everyone has to have that "Thing They Love!" This is how I find and keep up with mine!
I don't normally read or listen to anything twice but Yes! I would! This story has a bit of everything!
When the two lives comes together, and the man and dog become PACK!
I love his ability to switch between the characters so effortlessly. An A1 Performance.
It made me laugh, I wanted to shed a tear ( I held back ) it would be bad to cry and laugh while driving, what would people think. ..?..
wish i could have had a different book. it did no hold my att. SORRY I GOT IT
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.