The story was not horrible. The reading was horrible. I'll never listen to another book by this reader. He was overdramatic and his character voices set my teeth on edge. I had to turn the volume down during certain parts, such as the tedious fantasy sex parts. Too bad Audible doesn't have a way to fast forward the parts that are too tedious. I'm not a prude but those parts could have been deleted and it would have been a much better listen, especially the way he read them. Still, I did listen to the whole thing, except when the volume was turned down.
I liked the performance. The reader's voice was easy to listen to and not at all affected. I also liked that it didn't have too much bad language as I wanted to have something that I could listen to with my granddaughter in the car. She is at the age where she repeats words. It was a fun, and sometimes suspenseful story, told from the perspective of a dog. Chet reminded me of a few dogs I have shared my life with.
I was looking for an alternative to David Rosenfelt's Andy Carpenter series because I have listened to all that were available. This book also reminded me of "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein.
My favorite character was Chet the dog.
At first I could stop the book when I needed to--which I like. However, toward the end, I had to finish it to find out what happened.
I had a hard time with this story. I hate to hear stories of animals being abused. The first chapter was so tedious that I almost stopped the book, but I went on to the second and it got better. The narration of the dog telling his own story helped me through the parts of the dog fighting that I found so heartbreaking. This is one of those stories that, once you get started, it is hard to turn off. I cried, but I listened to the ending three times. A feel good book.
This was a well written and read story about a very sad subject. It was not told in a way that was too dramatic and I'm glad I listened.
I'm sure it is a great story but the author/reader's accent makes it hard to listen to. I finally put it away. I'll try again but it was very frustrating. Too bad she couldn't have paid a professional to read it.
For those who saw the movie and loved it, this story will not disappoint. It is not the same story as the movie but it is just as good. I'm not really into science fiction but I loved this. Well read and good story.
This was a wonderful book. It is well written and the reading (voices) of each character was almost perfect.
When I was growing up we would never see a black person in our neighborhood except for the help. If we did it was looked upon with suspicion. This brought back many memories of how it was and I'm amazed at how far we have come in my lifetime.
Really, a good listen.
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