"Just loved the characters"
I've listened to this book twice now and I love the strength of the characters and whilst the stories are not complex they still keep you listening.
yes I would. I find that there's always parts that are missed or misremembered when listening to audio books, as there are in normal reading. Also I enjoy it so much the first time around.
I've listened to all Robert Crais novels and I think 'Suspect' is different in as much as an animals thoughts are aired. The emotions brought forth in this book compare, I think, with 'The last detective'. The tension and emotion in both novels compares well, right up to the gripping end.
Yes. Both. Laughing at the reaction of Maggie to a new pack leader. Crying at her bravery when she was trying to defend him towards the end.
Robert Crais is an exceptional author.
"A well written and entertaining LA cop novel"
In my view, Robert Crais and Michael Connelly dominate the LA cop crime novel scene at the moment. In this book, Crais does an excellent job of making a dog one of the key protagonists. I think this was a tricky thing to do and could have gone badly wrong, but he made it work very well. The story was good as were the characters, and the narrator was first class. If you like LA cop crime novels then you will like this. However, it is not as rich a novel as ‘The Two Minute Rule’, which has a more complex plot and more fully drawn characters.
One of the most heartwarming books with great characters.
Relationship between Scott and magpie
A must listen
I would definitely recommend this book! I found it difficult to put down and was actually sad that I had finished it! This was my first book by this author and I will certainly try some more.
The relationship between Scott and Maggie as they learn to heal each other, very moving!
They were all very good!
At the very beginning with Maggie and Pete....
Lovely story, well told and I learned about dog behaviour as an added bonus!
"A Completely 'Different' and Touching Story"
The unexpected emotional kick!
Maggie charging into the warehouse near the end.
All of it moved me.
Noone, whether animal lover or not, could fail to be moved by this story
"man and dog"
most definitely this was a fantastic book I loved the way the narrator speaks for the dog excellent story excellent narrator would recommend a great story a great read. I looked forward to going back to my story of an evening
I cant they don,t usually have a story line where the dog is one of the two stars so different
when they first meet it is so lovely and tender and yet so powerful.
yes the part were Maggie is going for the man at the car and then it tells you that a shot is fired and I can honestly say my heart was in my mouth and I said out loud OH NO and wondered whether I would regret having read thus far. Obviously cannot make any other remarks for those who would read the book
If you are looking for something a little bit different then this is a great book to go for. Perfect narration
"A Story from both the human and canine perspective"
One of the best
I love Robert Crais novels and this is so wonderfully different. He has a magic way of describing the feelings of both the damaged man and his damaged dog. I was so on edge as I worried about them both in this great story
Really a great performance.
I wish I could have listen to it in one bite. Instead I had to listen to it over several evenings and it was agony having to wait for the next installment
Everything great story line holds you from begining to end
Very emotinal in places could not put it down
"Skilled narration, flawed story"
There are 2 difficult angles to this novel. The dog-centric sections are a bit over the top: dog thinking like a person, all the doggie-language interactions get old. The story itself is reasonably engaging, i.e. the trauma of the initial assault, losing his partner, and then the investigation of who did it. But when the lead character keeps making wrong-headed choices, especially after being specifically warned to be careful and honest about getting involved in the case, well, I had to just give it up. Couldn't finish it: Too unrealistic, or else he should never have been a policeman to begin with.