Yes. Voice inflections are terrific.
The dog(Maggie)... of course!
Nuances of thoughts and feelings for each character
Too many to describe. I just loved this story.
On one hand...would like to see a follow book...and on another I wouldn't want to be disappointed because this book was so unique. That said, I guess it really is a one of a kind story so i've talked myself into "no follow-up story".
I did enjoy the book, it just wasn't one to really reach out and grab you. It's a good story of a man recouping from an injury, aided by a dog doing the same thing. A bond grows between them, as they both find themselves falling into even deeper danger.
Some good dog trivia in it, and not a bad listen.
I would rate Suspect as slightly above mediocre. It's kind of like reading a romance after studying for a British Lit test. It's a good story though a little predictable. You don't have to think, just enjoy.
One interested aspect of this novel is that the narration shifts back and forth between the dog and the man. You get an interesting effect when considering the dog's perspective.
I had no particular favorite scenes, but the whole book was enjoyable.
See comment above.
"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!
Powerful imagery, deep character development, you feel like you know the characters, and dog owners can connect with Maggie the dog's point of view which was written so well and is so believable.
Can't give away the plot by answering this, but just let me say that it is at the beginning, and the scene is haunting.
Well, first of all, I don't have time in my life to sit and read, so I am dependent on audio books which I listen to in the car, at work, while cleaning, etc. MacLeod Andrews timing as he reads the lines is excellent and smooth.
Hope this becomes a series, there is so much potential in the characters, even the secondary ones.
I don't give 5s a lot. Throwing 5s around makes it harder for others to distinguish what was good from what was great. For me 5s = top 2%.
I would recommend it only to a dog person. The insight into dogs and pack mentality was at times interesting.The actual crime solving seemed to be only half the story. It also took 32 chapters to finally get more details on the crime. I like to try to solve a crime as the story goes along but with the limited information it was not as interesting as I would have liked.If you're interested in reading a thriller, look elsewhere.
If this is Crais best book, then probably not. As I said it wasn't a bad book but there are so many to choose from I would first try another author.
I enjoyed a scene with Sgt Leyland the dog trainer. Quote was something like: "These are God's creatures and they will love you with all their hearts, and all they expect in return is a kind word." Some of the scenes from Maggie the dog's perspective were also well done. Not corny.
In all fairness I am generally a difficult grader. This book was good, but it did not make me alter my daily routine and make me want to listen to it like some other books that I just couldn't put down. I know a book is really good when I starting thinking how I can rearrange my day to manage to sneak in another chapter or two. I did not do that with this book. Dog lovers will enjoy it though.
I wasn't sure why so many reviews gave this 5 stars. I liked the story and the narration was great. It had many slow parts when this character was trying to find who did this to him. I got a little lost at times and lost interest. The first part of this book was fantastic and then it lost me and the end was great again. So it was a good listen. Just not 5 stars.
I have never 'read' a better written account of working with dogs in a fictional work. Crais is spot on with counter conditioning (without calling it that), great descriptions of dog behavior and dog-human interactions. Just superb. Crais's treatment of Maggie's character blew me away. The other characters, the plot, writing is all top notch. One of the most satisfying books I have listened to.
Love to read books as well as listen. I enjoy historical novels as well as non fiction.
I was very disappointed in this book Have read others by Robert and enjoyed them. This was way too predictable and too much dog for my taste and I love dogs :)
Made it a mystery