Make no mistake. This book is lightweight as far as suspense and plot. But the story of Maggie, the dog, lifts it from the mundane to a special book about military and police dogs. I learned a lot about their training and and handling. And, of course, at the heart of the book is the bond developed between Maggie and her alpha.
I can't say this, because I didn't read "Suspect," I listened to it. The narrater was good.
"Suspect" is as good as Crais' other non-Elvis Cole books, like "Two-Minute" warning, for instance.
He gave a solid performance.
I'm a Robert Crais fan, and since Elvis Cole's voice sometimes gets a little stale, I enjoy it when Crais writes outside the shackles of the Cole-Pike partnership.
This is a well-written story with very engaging characters. The emphasis is on the relationship between Maggie, a magnificent German Shepherd that was wounded while serving with the Marines on bomb detection duty in Afghanistan, and her new "alpha," Scott. The performance by MacLeod Andrews is outstanding!
This is a gifted narrator who drew me into every character in the story, including the dog. The author and narrator managed the dog's perspective in such a natural way that anyone who has lived with a dog can relate, and anyone who has not will want to find a canine companion.
Maggie is a wonderful creature. Leland is larger than life. Revealing his true colors at the end of the story was memorable.
Hard to say. MacLeod Andrews is so talented that I bought I to most of his characters. Bonus points for Budras, Leland, and Darryl's girlfriend.
Never a possibility for me. But it was a book that made me hurry home.
In the beginning, Scott was not a sympathetic character. MacLeod Andrews brought him and his story to life.
The relationship between man and dog is what held me; any dog lover will love this but may find themselves wanting me.
I liked the naration and how his voice changed for different characters up until the very end where I felt it was over-done; possibly trying to make up for the rushed ending.
If they filled it out with more detail into the characters.
I started really liking this book (you had me at dog) but from the get go it felt abridged. I consolled myself with the fact that I was enjoying it, so was prepared to take it as it was but to be left with that feeling at the end left me disappointed. It was all quickly tied up with a cute bow but with no depth to it. If I were the editor I would have had the author fill out the characters more and give us more insights into the bonding process with Maggie.
loved all the narrative from the dog's point of view. thought i knew a lot about dogs, but got a new perspective. not your run of the mill crime thriller.
the action an suspense was very well done and kept me completely interested.
no, 1st one.
having served in the marines in wartime and being a dog owner and lover, the prologue actually got me a little teary.
Yes! I've been recommending this book to everyone I know who loves audio books, who loves dogs, and who enjoy a good police mystery!
I loved primary characters: Scott and Maggie. I loved how both characters,though broken, managed to reconnect with each other, life and hope. Besides, the author did a heluva job making Maggie real to me...that's pretty remarkable since Maggie is a dog!
Yes, he's performed a few of Nora Roberts' books and I love the cadence of his voice and how he pulls you into the characters' lives.
I cried in opening of the book...where we learn about Maggie. My heart broke in the first chapter where Scott loses his partner. I found myself "talking" to the characters on my treadmill, as the story unfolded.
Buy it, use a credit...worth every moment of your time!
I am a 57 year old book addict. I started out reading Daniel Steele and Sidney Shelton novels 30 years ago. Since then I have added literally hundreds of authors. I take the time to write reviews on books that sweep me away. So if I have really loved that particular book. There have been a couple over the years I reviewed because I truly hated them too.
This is going to be a favorite.
This story flowed well. Without giving spoilers I can't explain better.
He read this One with feeling.
I did read it in one sitting. If there had been a sequel I'd be listening to that one now.
I want to hear more!
Enjoyable to listen to and great for the dog lover - one of the most engaging books I have listened to this year
The story told from different characters, including the dog, made the plot unfold in an interesting and engaging way.
Rather not give away the plot!
Several where the relationship between the man and dog developed into love. Sweet.
A really good listen!