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Suspect Audiobook

Suspect

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner. Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s. They are each other’s last chance.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Thriller/Suspense, 2014

For 25 years, Robert Crais has written extraordinary novels of crime and suspense. He is "a master of crime fiction" (Associated Press); "his novels get better with every new book" (Portland Oregonian); "Crais is hands-down the world’s greatest crime writer" (The Huffington Post).

But in Suspect, he may have written his most remarkable novel of all.

LAPD cop Scott James is not doing so well, not since a shocking nighttime assault by unidentified men killed his partner, Stephanie, nearly killed him, and left him enraged, ashamed, and ready to explode. He is unfit for duty - until he meets his new partner.

Maggie is not doing so well, either. The German shepherd survived three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan sniffing explosives before she lost her handler to an IED and sniper attack, and her PTSD is as bad as Scott’s.

They are each other’s last chance. He was a young cop on the rise; she was bred to guard and protect. Now they are shunned and shunted to the side. They are suspect. And together they will set out to investigate the one case that no one wants them to touch: the identity of the men who murdered Stephanie.

Nine months and sixteen days later, they remained free. They were still out there.

What they begin to find is nothing like what Scott has been told, and where it will lead them will take them both through the darkest moments of their own personal hells. Whether they will make it out again, no one can say.

Thrilling, emotional, intense, with some of the best characters and well-crafted writing in all of crime fiction, Suspect is further proof that "Crais just keeps getting better" (Publishers Weekly).

©2013 Robert Crais (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Paul Monte Vista, CO, United States 03-25-13
    Paul Monte Vista, CO, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Greatly enjoyed the dog theme and point of view"
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    No, because I don't usually listen twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie, of course.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Scenes from Maggie's point of view.


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

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I really like dogs and I thought the author did a great job of telling a story with the added bonus of telling it from a beautiful and courageous dog's point of view.

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    Jim O'Neill 03-25-13
    Jim O'Neill 03-25-13 Member Since 2013
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    "a good travelling book"
    What did you love best about Suspect?

    Combined a good story with solid facts on dogs and dog training


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie. I could see all our dogs in Maggie


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Sound effects and good characterisation


    Any additional comments?

    We listened to this story on a long car journey. Stayed interesting for 5 hours.

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    Lori 03-24-13
    Lori 03-24-13
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    "Absolutely loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Plan to buy the paper book for a friend.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Always wondering who knew what and what would happen next. Loved the way the author took you into the psyche of the dog.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Did an amazing job of bringing these characters to life. I was able to picture each character by his voice.


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

    The end when I thought Maggie would be hurt.


    Any additional comments?

    First audio book that actually made me cry!

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    Deborah Philo, Il, United States 03-23-13
    Deborah Philo, Il, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Animal Lovers Read This Book!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    I loved the bonding between the main character and the dog. I loved that the story was also told from the dogs view.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Suspect?

    When the main character and the dog bonded.


    What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He makes you believe that the dog is having the thoughts that he is explaining.


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

    I almost cried when I thought the K-9 was going to be taken away from the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for dog lovers.

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    Amazon Customer 03-23-13
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    "Not bad"
    If you could sum up Suspect in three words, what would they be?

    First read from this author. Not sure how he became so famous. The writing is a bit pretentious and corny, but not a bad story. It helps if you are a dog lover


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Only towards the end. Like the last 30 pages or so.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    The sync with the kindle book is awesome. Main reason I tried this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen Wayne, PA, United States 03-23-13
    Kathleen Wayne, PA, United States 03-23-13 Member Since 2016

    School Librarian, Cybrarian, Voracious Reader and Lifelong Inquirer.

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    "You'll be rooting for man and his best friend!"
    Where does Suspect rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Much better than I expected! Murder mystery/thriller is not normally my genre of choice and I'd never read Crais, but this is an engaging story that will keep you listening and on the edge of your seat.


    What other book might you compare Suspect to and why?

    Can't think of another book to compare this to: the story is a combination of murder mystery thriller, human and dog PTSD tale, and story of loyal companionship.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    Drill-sergeant style police canine corps director Leland was the best! Andrews read him beautifully, with the perfect combination of sternness and heart. His dogs love him, his human charges fear him.


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

    "We can all heal."


    Any additional comments?

    Loved, loved, LOVED the insight into canine training for bomb-sniffing and police work. As a lifelong doggie lover I am amazed to learn what our loving companions are capable of!

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    Alexandra 03-23-13
    Alexandra 03-23-13
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    "A crime thriller with a difference"

    This is not just a police procedural novel that keeps you tied in with suspense. It is also a wonderful story about a dog and a man and how they help each other come out of the depths of their personal despair. If you like dogs and like thrillers this is a must read. I loved it. Robert Crais paints real life characters with very real emotions and you can relate to them every step of the way.

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    Joyce Haggard 03-22-13
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    "Intense yet wonderful story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    Right off the bat, this story had me hooked and in tears. While the subject matter was very intense, there are some very heartwarming moments.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot is full of action! I loved how the story telling switched from the cop's perspective to the dog's view. The action kept me on the edge of my seat while the developing relationship between the K9 and man melted my heart.


    What about MacLeod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    He had a clear voice, great inflection as the action and characters changed. Overall, he is an excellent narrator!


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

    Yes, it had me crying right from the start, describing what happened to Maggie to cause the distress she suffered. Then it jumped into the police story and seamlessly brought the two main characters together. I couldn't wait to get back and listen to more each day. It left me wanting more stories of these two heroes.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love a sequel with these characters. It was such a great story that I hated to see it end. Excellent author, excellent narrator! I hope to discover more books like this one. Thank you!

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    Emma 03-22-13
    Emma 03-22-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Brialliant"

    For anyone who has ever owned (or known) a German Shepherd Dog, they will understand when I say that this book is about 'pack'. The view of a dog about it's owner and it's environment is summed up brilliantly in this book about Maggie and her new handler Scott. Both of them suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD and this is a story that shows that obstacles can be got over with enough time and effort and love and affection. The way that Crais switches between Maggie, Scott's and other characters perspective adds another element to this story.

    This is a story I will listen to over and over, just because it makes me laugh and cry and love my dogs all the more.

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    jacklyn United States 03-22-13
    jacklyn United States 03-22-13

    i am addicted to audio books. I always have one on in my car, or on my i-pod when I'm cleaning or shopping. I always have loved to read

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    "Wow. This makes one great story"

    I enjoyed this book and liked the way the trust and love grew between this man and his new partner (Maggie). It was a good read.

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