This is without a doubt one of the most wonderful books I have ever listened to. I was apprehensive at first about buying it, but gave in to my love of dogs and did so. I am so glad I did.
This book is very amusing -- I had a smile on my face almost all the way through. It is also very educational. The combination of the author's descriptions of Merle's behavior and the reader's interpretation of his 'voice' are just great. This story -- Ted's relationship with Merle -- is very moving. Since listening to the book I have seen the hardcover and there is a photo of the two of them which expresses exactly the love between them, which is captured beautifully in the audio. All the peripheral characters are fleshed out well without interrupting Merle's story; they simply add to it.
The book flows effortlessly and I didn't want it to end. I highly recommend - a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
David Rosenfelt has won my heart with his 'doggie' mysteries. I was so very happy to discover this latest one. I have them all in my library and they are the only books I listen to more than once. Grover Gardner is the perfect reader for Andy Carpenter. Mr. Rosenfelt's sense of humor is great - he has me laughing frequently throughout. And I love all the characters, even Edna! Highly recommend; even more so if you love dogs and a good laugh like I do.
This book kept me up nights because I was so involved with the characters I couldn't stop listening, anxiously awaiting the next development. Very funny - just adored Emma. Dex had his moments of being so shallow I almost couldn't stand it, but there was a softness about him that redeemed him in my eyes. Very sorry about the ending though. Had to listen to the 'twist' twice just to make sure I had heard right. Even so, I found the book very satisfying and the reader was fantastic. Will definitely listen to her again.
I have never written a negative review before, but after about 15 minutes of listening to this story I had to stop. Just couldn't take the monotone, boring reader any longer. The story might well have been a good one, but if you can't stand the reader, what's the point. A masterpiece can be ruined by one.
I would almost prefer to give this 1 star, and wish I could have given it 4 because it IS a good story. However, Tony Roberts' narration is so bad if makes it difficult to listen to. His accents are terrible - all of them. And even his general voice was affected. It made me cringe. Then his pronunciation of "Spokane" sounding like rain! GRRR! Kept thinking "now if George Guidall or Grover Gardner were reading this, it would be fantastic!" If you can tolerate really bad narration, go ahead and get this book, otherwise never mind.
Wow - I just love Andy Carpenter. He is such a great character and his sense of humor is fabulous - has me laughing out loud! If you haven't tried David Rosenfelt yet, by all means do! Well worth the download.
I loved this book. So much so, that I've listened to it twice already and am contemplating doing it again! David Rosenfelt has a terrific sense of humor and his lead character is delightful. Want to listen to all his other books!
I almost didn't buy this one, but am so glad I did. Would definitely buy something else by this author. The reader is excellent -- all the South African accents were superb, but then the reader is South African (I think) so that makes sense. The story rolls right along, becoming more intriguing as it goes and the lead character is terrific. A great listen. I highly recommend it.
I will listen to almost anything Scott Brick reads and this was a very good story. However, I was very disappointed that the director didn't catch the mispronunciation of the Willamette River (it has a short a) and at the very end, the word mischievous was classically mispronounced as mischievious. There are only 2 i's in mischievous, not three. Grrrrr. Set my teeth on edge! Come on Scott, you can and do do better!
I thought this was a bargain, but I was wrong. When I got bogged down in the postulating and depressing content, I skipped to the end only to be let down supremely. What a waste of money and time.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.