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In Dog We Trust | [Neil S. Plakcy]

In Dog We Trust

After a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking, 42-year-old Steve Levitan has returned to his home town of Stewart's Crossing and taken a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. While walking around his gated community, he becomes friendly with his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester. When Caroline is shot and killed while walking Rochester, Steve becomes the dog's temporary guardian. Together, these two unlikely sleuths work to uncover the mystery behind Caroline's death.
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Publisher's Summary

After a bad divorce and a brief prison term for computer hacking, 42-year-old Steve Levitan has returned to his home town of Stewart's Crossing and taken a part-time job as an adjunct professor of English at his alma mater, Eastern College. While walking around his gated community, he becomes friendly with his next-door neighbor, Caroline Kelly, and her golden retriever, Rochester. When Caroline is shot and killed while walking Rochester, Steve becomes the dog's temporary guardian. Together, these two unlikely sleuths work to uncover the mystery behind Caroline's death.

©2010 Neil S. Plakcy (P)2012 Neil S. Plakcy

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    Danielle Bay Point, CA, United States 01-07-14
    Danielle Bay Point, CA, United States 01-07-14
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    "A Cute, Fun, Mystery, Especially for Dog Lovers"
    Where does In Dog We Trust rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not sure. This is the first audiobook murder mystery I've listened to, especially one written in this lighthearted and fun style. Not that murder is funny, it's just that the author has a good sense of humor and the Golden Retriever is really cool. I rank it very high for enjoyability.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense. Wondering what was going to happen next and who the culprit is. But I really liked how Rochester, the Golden, helped in solving the crime. It was kind of a revenge thing too since his owner was the one who was killed.


    Which character – as performed by Kelly Libatique – was your favorite?

    Well, Kelly did a *great job doing all sorts of characters, both male and female. The main character, Steve Levitan, was consistent in his style of a man with a regrettable past who is trying to get back on his feet. Kelly made this believable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Steve was really coming to grips out his divorce, time in jail, the children he never had, and the life and career he has to re-make.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked it a lot. Looking forward to listening to the rest of the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Trisler Wichita, KS USA 08-02-13
    Lori Trisler Wichita, KS USA 08-02-13 Member Since 2004
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    "A Good Story"

    Overall I enjoyed this book.

    Pluses: I enjoy anything that has a dog as one of the characters. The mystery was well done. I was sure I had it all figured out and suddenly I didn't.

    Minuses: The main character spends too much time reliving his past. I was ready for him to get on with it already and to quit telling me about his wife in particular.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Reno 04-24-14
    Reno 04-24-14 Member Since 2004

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    "Trust the dog, forget the rest"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. The plot was soooo obvious. There were no twists and the "smart" protagonist lacked brains.


    Would you recommend In Dog We Trust to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I listened to it, but wondered why I did it. I doesn't go anywhere. The dog makes discoveries, but most of them are not at all believable even if you suspend disbelief. The discoveries only serve to further the plot. Too bad. Maybe the next one will be better. There is a bit of hope that maybe the author will mature in writing ability.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator could easily be a "valley guy." He often ends sentences on an up-raised voice, rather than dropping it. There were many places where I thought, well he has not read that before, because he doesn't have a clue where the sentence is going.


    Was In Dog We Trust worth the listening time?

    It did help me sleep.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Sarasota, FL, United States 12-31-13
    Carole Sarasota, FL, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2010

    Mystery lover from waaaay back when.... Especially love those dark police/detective procedurals and the comic caper. I'm pretty tough as a reviewer. Writing must be smart and well-edited. Plots must be credible and a bit of twistiness and surprises are always welcome. Favorite authors [partial list]: Donald Westlake, Tana French, David Rosenfelt, Ruth Rendell, Ed McBain,

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    "Terrible Narration--can't rate the story"

    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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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