Chet and Bernie - everybody's favorite human-canine detective team - are asked by a beautiful woman to find evidence that would put her cheating boyfriend in the doghouse. This is an e-original short story from New York Times best-selling author Spencer Quinn.
©2014 Spencer Quinn (P)2014 Recorded Books
This is a Bernie and Chet mystery as they all are. I remember when the first of the series came out. So much fun! Different than other stories that are out they are all seen and told from the dog, Chet's point of view. But as much as I loved the story i found out they needed space and time between them to enjoy fully and not be annoyed at much of the same ol' same ol' jokes and one liners of Chet's. So i spaced them out and happy I did that & not just just give up on the series. Given enough space the jokes are funny again. Nothing is ever like the first but I find these are good to cleanse my mind between books with too many curse words and too much sex not enough plot! Chet gives a nice clean family enjoyable story. Hard to find these days! The narrator Jim Frangione is a perfect Chet. He gives him a great voice not a dopey animal character voice as other might when voicing for a dog. JF has been a favorite of mine for a very long time I can't think of anything I didn't like that he read for. Definitely one of those narrators that I choose the story BECAUSE he is reading it! He does the popular Vampire series of JD Ward. Another series he has become THE VOICE for! Would be hard to switch him out of it. I would go to print of the series of he no longer was the narrator.
If you're looking for a fun time that isn't dumbed down then give Bernie
and Chet a try. Really enjoyable full of laugh out loud moments!
In A Cat Was Involved, I was confused by Chet and Bernie meeting when Bernie already has an ex-wife, whereas other books conflicted with that. This story clarifies the time line of Bernie's personal life. Not much suspense in this one, but nothing cheers me up more than hearing Jim Frangione as Chet.
We love Chet no matter what happens and what he and Bernie have to do. This case isn't really clear, can't tell who needs to know what, but Chet is tip top just the same. This is fine if you need some more Chet n Bernie, but not really anything great. Jim Frangione does his usual waggingly optimistic job on the narration, but can't save the story.
This story solves the problem I had with "A Cat Was Involved", namely that Leda amd Bernie were already split up when Chet and Bernie hooked up.
Guess I shoulda listened to this one first....
Chet perfects his storytelling with
each adventure. Lots of chuckles in this twisted tale. One could only wish this one were longer.
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