I loved this audiobook.
I loved the details of what Maggie was thinking.
The narrator did a wonderful job of keeping you engaged with the characters and emotion of the events.
I listen in my car mostly and have never listended to any book in one sitting.
If you love dogs, read this book.
If you love German Shepard's, read this book.
If you love broken hero's (both man and dog) that make a grand comeback, read this book.
If you love detective books, read this book.
This is one of the better books I've read lately. It has a broken dog and a broken cop that make and unlikely pair. While trying to solve a murder both dog and man must face their demons. You will find that you cheer with every success and cry at every defeat.
The plot is solid and the characters are believably. You come to love the main characters and feel every pain and triumph right along with them. MacLeod Andrews does a great job of narration. He is equally believable as our hero, the fellow women police, the gruff trainer and of course Maggie the dog. Seeing part of the story from Maggie s perspective allows us to witness what is going on, from every angle and every characters perspective.
A well done story. You can not go wrong with this book!!
Enjoyed the book. Now my favorite author! The narrator makes all the difference and this narrator puts his soul into it. You almost imagine yourself there
Yes. Learned about dog handlers but mostly the narrator really made you feel like you were there.
When Scott met Maggie
I read the other reviews and thought this sounds a bit lame. I wouldn't call myself a dog lover but I was intrigued how this would play out. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Unlike Clayton who obviously went in with great expectations I had none.As long as you aren't after any
in-depth analysis of the two main characters psyche you should enjoy the book. I had never read any of Robert Crais previous books so had no idea how he wrote but it kept me entertained and the bond forming between the two was touching. I would definitely recommend this but don't expect anything too deep.
I'm not an animal person. If you are, this is a must-listen book. Even for us non-animal people, it's a great read.
When I saw all the great reviews for this book, I though it would be a can't miss way to spend a credit. However, I it was one of the most disappointing audio books I have ever listened to. The quality and narration were fine, but the writing was amateurish at best with poor character development and no real plot to speak of. Though Scott had a traumatic experience that shaped the story, it wasn't enough for me to really be invested in him as a character and I never found him particularly likable. He actually kind of seemed like an idiot.
Duel story lines featuring Scott and the bad guys would have given the book a much needed change in tempo from time to time and made it way more interesting. I am just not sure why this book is getting so much hype on Audible.
While I've never read the print version, this is definitely one that I wouldn't mind having both the print and audio versions.
This story was impeccably well written. The way that the story was told from different points of view only added to the stories complexity.
I liked Scott the best. He did a great job with all of the characters, and its really hard to pin a favorite. It seemed as though every character took on a life of its own through his reading. You really felt for and understood each character both individually and how they fit into the story as a whole.
The parts with the dog really got to me. I'm a dog lover to my very core, and so this book was really right up my ally.
This book is definitely a tear jerker for sure!! It is definitely one book that I will be coming back to again and again and again. Bring a box of tissues, and be prepared to want to listen to this book from start to finish!
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A very warm story about the love of a man and his dog. Two individuals that have experienced great loss and bond themselves to each other while trying to solve the case in which his previous partner was killed and he was left for dead. As much a story of the bonding of man and dog as it is a detective story, I found myself enjoying the goings on in the dogs mind as much as the tracking down the criminals. I would imagine dog lovers to understand the relationship and the rest of us to just enjoy the story
I am an Rn who drives about 1 hour each way to work and Audible has been a life saver. I love mysteries and romance stories. Big fan of Sue Grafton JD Robb and Denise Swanson
This, I hope start to a series is a wonderful read. Maggie and Scott are the kind of heros we need today and this story is never boring. I have recommended this book and will cont to do so
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.