In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn't arrive home after school and her divorced mother is frantic. Bernie is quick to take the case -- something about a cash flow problem that Chet's not all that clear about -- and he's relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. But when she disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet aren't taking any chances; they launch a full-blown investigation. Without a ransom demand, they're not convinced it's a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing: something smells funny.
Their search for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals, with Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.
With his doggy ways and his endearingly hardboiled voice, Chet is full of heart and occasionally prone to mischief. He is intensely loyal to Bernie, who, though distracted by issues that Chet has difficulty understanding -- like divorce, child custody, and other peculiar human concerns -- is enormously likable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human way.
©2009 Spencer Quinn; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
"Dog on It has got more going for it than 50 of those cat cozies ... My sincere advice to you is to rush to your nearest bookstore and put your paws on this enchanting, one-of-a-kind novel." (Stephen King)
Fun. Creative. Exciting
Chet's reflections on all things dog and human.
He does not make Chet too knowledgable. Chet is a real dog who does not understand a lot of human stuff but relies on his superior dog ability to smell and observe to help Bernie.
I am eager to read more in the series.
I would recommend it to anyone who likes animals. It is funny and a great story. I plan to listen to the rest of the series after this one.
The story is written in the voice of the dog Chet. And Chet tells the story with a great sense of humor, and with the wit and wisdom of our canine companions. If you have always expected that they know more than you think, you will definitely believe it after this book.
The narration is spot on and the voice is as friendly and affable as man's best friend.
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I'm so glad I found this series! I have enjoyed every book I've read so far. Having the stories told from Chet's perspective is refreshing and fun. The narrator does a great job with all of the voices, especially Chet's and Bernie's. Recommended for mystery fans (who also appreciate dog stories).
I had read several good reviews about the book, and I do love dogs, however, I found the story very boring and just could not make myself listen to any more of it after two hours of torture. Dumb is the best way to describe it.
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.
This is a book that is very enjoyable. I wasn't sure how is would be but went with what other reviews said. It is from the dog's view, and it is handled really well. The story is interesting and I kept wondering how they were going to solve the kidnapping because you do not know what the humans are thinking. Chet the dog knows so much that could help if only he could talk. I would say take a chance, but remember this is not a Tom Clancy novel.
Audio Mystery & SciFi addict
light and funny...easy listening while hands are busy (gardening, driving, etc)
Chet's point of view is dog-on-it humerous
So entertaining it makes you want to do chores just to keep listening!
Narrator enhances voice of Chet
Loved how he did Chet.
Where did I hide my bone?
Easy read, very entertaining, smart and funny dog.
Say something about yourself!
The first book in a series!! Love it. It's written from a dogs point of view. I Being a dog and cat lover can understand and find many laughs in this book. Plus a crime to solve.
Chet is a big dog that helps Bernie solve crimes in there PI business.
Mr Quinn has a great understanding of dogs. He is able to put into words what we as human believe dogs are thinking.
Mr Frangione is great as always. I find a giggle everytime he says "perp"!!!
Just listen you will like!
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