I have come to love Robert Crais books very much but as a cop and a dog lover this is now my favorite.
This is a top ten book hands down! I didn't think that the Elvis cole and joe pike novels could be topped but Crais delivers. This is a captivating story that in bodies a well round plot with vivid writing. If you are a dog lover beware this book may sting at times but will leave you longing for a similar Companionship. A must listen, compliments to Crais and all that worked on this novel
With that said, this has got to be one of the best stories I have read. Not an element is missing and wether you are a dog lover like me or not you will be by the end of the book.
Hope, fear, love, challenge redemption and success.
Not a element is missing.
Excellent book, but when I thought it I was half finished with the story, I saw that only 35 minutes were left - things wrapped up WAY too fast - missed opportunity, but still one of the best books I've listened to in a while. I hope Crais develops these characters into a series
This was my first Robert Crais read and expect that I will be looking for more of his novels. I thought that MacLeod Andrews provided a great performance but will be following another reviewer's recommendation about narrators of other books by Crais.
I truly enjoyed this mystery about murder, post traumatic stress disorder, and the training of a K9 Team. Maggie is the dog who knows what it means to live in a "Pack." James is the severely injured, nearly killed, policeman who eventually learns to live in a Pack. The story grabs you by your collar and does not let go until the end, and then you want to read more! I especially liked how Robert Crais told us what Maggie was thinking and how he weaved the two view points together. I would not call this "a story about a dog" but a story about the development of love between a dog and a man with a murder mystery as the vehicle. It's a satisfying story. Recommend...
Sci-fi, History, Police Procedurals and Science
I wanted to take some time off from science fiction -- so I went to the "police procedurals" list on Audible and looked for the highest rated book with more than a few ratings. This was it -- and for good reason. I've read Crais before, but this seemed to be particularly good. Do not read it if you don't like dogs.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
Perhaps - I typically listen to my audiobooks multiple times - but this one is fresh in my memory and the story is pretty simple
Elements of Watchers by Dean Koontz and WE3 by Grant Morrison have intelligent animals who's thoughts are expressed but Maggie is simply very intelligent and loyal with the benefit of being exceptionally well trained
Great job with vocalizing Maggie's thoughts
When Maggie bonded with Scott and was willing to take on the Sergeant head of the dog squad
Evil cops vs a very good dog - what's not to like. It's a good story with particularly evil cops bested by a couple of wounded beings who prevail well told and voice acted
I would add the print version to my collection as I just LOVED the audio book.
Both the Scott and his best girl Maggie are fantastic characters. Scott and Maggie are struggling in their own unique ways.
Maggies recollection of her time with her handler Scott at the timber yard. Her thoughts and his reassuring touch is just lovely.
This mystery is exciting, the characters amazing and it really is a page turner!