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This story had me in tears within the first few minutes, but not to worry the story is not that sad. Great character build up, the friendship that grows between Scott and Maggie is heartwarming. I loved Maggie. I liked how the book is partly from Maggie's point of view. I have two dogs and in the spirit of this book I let them walk me one day instead of me walking them. We didn't get far, mostly circles. Of course my dogs are not trained to do anything but eat and poop. Although the mystery was good, the parts I was mostly into was the nature of the dog and her training. Narrator does an excellent job.
Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
This was a great read with the main character being a dog. I was not sure before I bought it, but once I listened I have recommended to many others. Although slightly violent it is a good read for a teenager. My 14 year daughter loved it.
It is quite fast paced and interesting to learn about how dogs deal with scent. Imagine if you could smell a cup of coffee from a half mile away, or track down people just by the scent they leave in the air.
The narration was quite excellent since the story is told mostly from one perspective. The good thing, so far, is it is not part of a series like many of the author's other books. Even if there was a sequel, however, I doubt I would read it. It is just a good one-book listen. Enjoy.
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
This is a very touching story about a policeman recovering from being shot and losing his partner and a trained Marine dog who was shot and lost her partner. Both are suffering from PTSD. They both are mourning, hurting and afraid. I loved the policeman and the dog and pulled for both of them.
This author really knows dogs and I have no doubt that he has a dog (probably many dogs in his lifetime) and that he understands and loves dogs.
I recommend this book highly. Even if you are not a "dog person" the police story and murder mystery will keep your attention. Excellent story line and a satisfying read..
"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!
Great story and a great way of telling it. I loved the parts where we get to hear what Maggie is thinking and feeling. These dogs are not always able to be re-trained for police work since they do suffer PTSD as well their handlers. I loved the bonding between Maggie and her new Alpha after the loss of Pete. The ending I wont spoil but I will say my heart was just up in my throat. I was not familiar with this narrator but he has a great voice and knows how to perk up or slow down to fit the scene. Great all around effort. Totally enjoyable.
At first I thought I would be disappointed because this was not an Elvis Cole/ Joe Pike book, but I was wrong. this was better.
Have always loved Crais, but in SUSPECT he takes it to a new level of mystery, suspense and heart.
All of them, Could feel the acceptance between Maggie and Scott, especially in the car. Dog lovers know what I mean as I could almost feel the presence of Maggie as she nudged against Scott.
Don't wait to buy this work, you won't regret it.
Definitely! I absolutely loved the characters, especially the main character Scott, the tenacious, injured police man. I adored Maggie the dog. Brilliantly emotional!
Yes, I couldn't stop listening for fear something might happen to Scott and/or Maggie.
Love this guy's voice. He does great characters! I love the way he speaks females and animals, no silly high pitched shenanigans!
Yes, whole family had to listen along as I moved the iPad around the house with me.
Buy it! If you love a police mystery nod love a well developed character, you won't regret it.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook! The story grabs the listener from the beginning and never loosens its hold on the reader! I had tears in my eyes before the prolog was finished. Never have I listened to a more heartfelt story.
I found this book moved me over and over from the beginning to the end.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
I don't read a lot of detective stories, but I picked up this book on Audible's Deal of the Day strictly because the dog silhouette on the cover art caught my eye. My two greatest passions in life are dogs and books so I have known and loved a LOT of both and when the two are combined, I'm in. As a detective story, Suspect, strikes me as a bit thin on plotting, but as a dog story, this book delivers big time. I don't know if any author has ever before brought me to tears in 20 minutes, but the opening scene of Suspect is really powerful. If you have ever loved a soldier or a dog, listen to the beginning of this book with tissues handy! The plot of Suspect is not as intricate or suspenseful as some I've read, but it is believable and interesting The character development and the evolution of the relationship between Scott James and Maggie, the two central protagonists, is totally engaging and made the book a terrific pleasure for me. Robert Crais captured the essence of a working GSD and wove it into his story so well that I was amazed. We may not know exactly how dogs think and perceive the world, but if you have lived with or, better yet, worked with a shepherd, you will recognize this dog and how Crais portrays the workings of her mind. And, I particularly liked the way Crais noted the differences between military canine training and temperament requirements and police canine work. This book was the best fit for MacLeod Andrews that I've heard yet. His voice has a nice grim undertone for a detective narrative and he switches surprisingly well to the "baby dog voice" that virtually all trainers recommend when soothing or encouraging a dog in training. I highly recommend this book as an entertaining and poignant read for anyone who loves a good dog story. I would love it if Robert Crais made this partnership into a series. PS: Thanks to Audible for Deal of the Day! I love having the chance for a low cost sample outside of my normal genres and finding a little gem like Suspect made my day.