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In Dog We Trust Audiobook

In Dog We Trust

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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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Reno 04-24-14
    Reno 04-24-14 Member Since 2017

    LEE

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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.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frank 07-18-15
    Frank 07-18-15

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    "Praise Dog!"

    We have 2 Golden Retrievers so I picked up the sudio for a road biz trip. Cute story, stretched believeability. Liked the characters, bubblegum for the mind. Nothing new, just a good simple story.....with a Golden Retriever.

    2 of 2 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 2006
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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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    Jan 04-02-17
    Jan 04-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A Wonderful Mystery featuring a charming dog!"

    This book was so good! I fell in love with Rochester from the very beginning. Dogs are so smart and endearing. This story was totally original and full of unexpected twists. I thought this book was well written and the narrator did a fantastic job. I enjoyed not having the killer figured out until the very end. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. I would definitely read/listen to more books by this author and narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-29-14
    Beatrice Houston, TX, United States 12-29-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Well Written and Entertaining"

    This is a realistic and entertaining story. The characters and plot are believable and engaging. Rochester of course is the star. The narrator was okay. He didn't add to the story nor did he take away from it. I plan to read the next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carole 12-31-13
    Carole 12-31-13

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    BryFel 04-11-17
    BryFel 04-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable Story, but..."

    This book is enjoyable on the whole, with likable characters, an adorable dog and an entertaining mystery. However, there were extra moments in the book which were not necessary or did not add anything of value to the story. There were a couple instances which I found myself lost. The narrator improved over time, but he sounds like a robot for the first several chapters, by the end his narration is less dry and more enjoyable... If you want a nice/cozy mystery with a dog featured in it, go for it. If you are picky about having writing and narration polished, you may not enjoy it so much.

    "This book was given to me for free through Audiobook Boom and I provided this voluntary review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christina 04-07-17
    Christina 04-07-17

    A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks

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    "Man & dog, sleuthing duo!"

    Being a dog lover I really enjoyed this book, because it molded together a mystery with some good ole fashion sleuthing with man & his best friend. The background story of Steve makes him a compelling character, and one which I felt genuine compassion for. I could have used for a bit less talk about his ex-wife, but It seemed to be necessary to paint a picture of his old life & strike a contrast to his new life which he's creating now.
    If you like mystery & you love dogs, this book is right up your alley! I would love to read more books in this series, I'm hooked! I received a free review copy of this audiobook and voluntarily reviewed it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nickie 04-07-17
    Nickie 04-07-17
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    "This Story Was The Sweetest..."
    Would you listen to In Dog We Trust again? Why?

    I Absolutely Would... The Love The Main Character Had For Rochester Was Very Infectious...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rochester Of Course... He Never Talked But He Definitely Was A Major Part Of The Story...


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

    The Main Character... He Was Hard On Himself Throughout The Book But At The End He Understood His Worth...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    When Man's Best Friend Makes You Find The Friend Within You...


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    3/31/17
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    "Enjoyed from beginning to end"
    If you could sum up In Dog We Trust in three words, what would they be?

    Gentle detective story, old fashion mystery, a fab dog and fall guy x


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Rochester, the dog, who could not love a pooping exhibitionist, with a nose for crime and the best way to get into bed ever..


    Have you listened to any of Kelly Libatique’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This is my 1st, pure pleasure, brings the book to life.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Cannot wait to read more.. Rochester is young, huge and fun, look forward to seeing how he educates his new daddy


    Any additional comments?

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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