For anyone who has ever owned (or known) a German Shepherd Dog, they will understand when I say that this book is about 'pack'. The view of a dog about it's owner and it's environment is summed up brilliantly in this book about Maggie and her new handler Scott. Both of them suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD and this is a story that shows that obstacles can be got over with enough time and effort and love and affection. The way that Crais switches between Maggie, Scott's and other characters perspective adds another element to this story.
This is a story I will listen to over and over, just because it makes me laugh and cry and love my dogs all the more.
i am addicted to audio books. I always have one on in my car, or on my i-pod when I'm cleaning or shopping. I always have loved to read
I enjoyed this book and liked the way the trust and love grew between this man and his new partner (Maggie). It was a good read.
Retired former trial and corporate lawyer practicing his craft for over 40 years. Loves legal thrillers, mysteries, and dog related stories.
I normally always consider the audio version to be better as the narrators breath a life into a book that you cannot get from just reading the written word.
I am not sure if I have listened to him before but he did an EXCELLENT job in narrating this book.
Certianly the last 1/4 of the book. My walk kept getting extended and extended as I had to listen to the conclusion.
The way the author mixed in the dog's story with the police officer's was masterful. He wove a relationship that affected the listener plus the plot of the story was excellent. I would rank this book in my top 10 to listen to. I promise you will not be disappointed.
The performance was just downright weird and creepy. The different voices were bizarre. Unfortunately I won't be able to get the strange baby-talk-to-the-dog out of my head (ever). If the story was more interesting I might not have been so distracted by the performance. Couldn't even finish it.
one of the best books ....been a member since you all started..right up at the top
wouldn't have time to read if I didn't "listen".....I am a multi-tasker
thanks for bringing back my favorite thing in the whole world......being read to!!
Exciting, heartwarming and smart.
Yes. Swiching perspectives between the man and dog worked really well.
Yes, the narration was a true performance.
The details about the dog and her skills.
When Scott woke up asking about Maggie.
Dogs are more than animals.
The story was great, written with so many details. I loved it from the beginning to the end. I love stories that keep you engulfed in the entire book. This was my first book by Robert Crais and not my last.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
My husband and I listened to this book during a trip this past weekend and loved it. Even though we were excited about our trip, we hated to leave the car because it meant we had to pause in our listening to this wonderful audio book. It was our first book by Robert Crais, but he has been added to our list of favorite authors. The dog, Maggie, and the K-9 policeman,Scott, were great characters. I hope Crais chooses to develop more stories around these characters.
I particularly enjoyed learning about the training of Military and Police K-9 dogs. You will admire the effort and sacrifice that is involved. Also, the narrator, MacLeod Andrews, did an excellent job. My only criticism is that it was easy to figure out the mystery,but it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story.
I have several friends I can't wait to recommend this great story.
a great listen only listen a few but great
kept my interest
very well read & good see the characters
I thoroughly enjoyed everything about this book. I had not read anything by this author before but look forward to getting another of his books. The mystery was a "page-turner" but the addition of a great dog was a special treat. Obviously the author knows the significant traits and instincts of dogs and it was easy to relate to his interpretations of the interactions between the protagonist and his partner. It made me wish I again had my own dog companion. Thank you Robert Crais.