This might be my favorite book in the series. The story plot moves just a bit faster, and the humor is outstanding! Frangione is the perfect narrator for this series--hope that he continues recording them.
I've been recommending these books to all my dog-owning friends. Quinn's style is just a bit reminiscent of Donald Westlake (a fabulous writer who will be long remembered). Even the secondary characters are interesting and just a bit complex.
If you haven't read the series, I suggest you start with the first one--the inside jokes are much funnier when you've read the earlier works. However, this particular book really does stand on its own.
Can't wait for the next book in this series!!
As Chet the Jet would say, "That Spencer Quinn...just when you think he's done amazing you...he does it again!!"
If you have read previous books in this series, then this book will feel very tedious. There's so much backstory for JP Beaumont that it takes pages and pages to summarize all of that. The past event summarizing seems to go on forever--very tedious if you have read the previous novels.
In addition, there is a very, very long series of flashbacks involving a 2nd story about Vietnam Veterans that is completely separate from the main mystery.
With all this extra material, I really lost interest in the main mystery. Tedious, tedious, tedious. I think this is the last J.A. Jance book that I'll purchase.
The main character is struggling with anorexia (not a spoiler alert...it's obvious from the first chapter). There are very, very long descriptions of meals and what she isn't eating, and so forth.
The plot is complex but seems a backdrop to the character's obsession with food (or not food). I kept skipping forward but then I'd lose the latest small step in the plot.
Very long book--couldn't stay interested.
the narrator has a 'little girl' type voice and her accents are terrible! Totally distracted from the value of the story.
Well performed with some interesting moral dilemmas.
Plot was a little predictable but it did have a slight variation....no spoilers here....
I hope the author realizes he's getting dangerously close to a formula and gets a new approach soon. I like the way the characters are developing but they need some new challenges!
I could not get through the first chapter of what could be a good book. The narrator's delivery was so wooden and robotic!!! Avoid this one--it's too bad...maybe Audible will have it re-recorded.
I suspect that Audible and the publishers are pressuring writers to create these long short stories/novellas. However, this is a difficult genre and not everyone can do it.
The plot was very, very thin and entirely predictable. I would not recommend this one, although I have greatly enjoyed the other novels in this series.
I was very skeptical about this book. The idea of the Dog being the narrator seemed soooo contrived. Even though I love the dog mysteries written by other authors--but the humans are the narrators.
Well, after about 20 minutes of listening, I was totally won over. The author is brilliant at making this very believable. I found myself totally enjoying this book, and I'm looking forward to new adventures of Chet and Bernie!
I call this a summer read because the plot and characters are only mildly interesting. It reads like a script for an action movie--entertaining but not a book that you will remember vividly a month after reading it.
On the other hand, it might spark some debates over dinner about the potential flaws in our justice system. Many books look at how innocent people are wrongly convicted and this book looks at the opposite perspective with interesting consequences.
Hmmmm.....did I miss the memo? this book is a replay of the TV show White Collar with a not very interesting romantic story line added.
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