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The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery | [Spencer Quinn]

The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.
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Publisher's Summary

The fourth entry in the irresistible New York Times best-selling mystery series featuring canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie, "the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit" (Kirkus Reviews).

Combining suspense and intrigue with a wonderfully humorous take on the link between man and beast, Spencer Quinn's exceptional mystery series has captured widespread praise since its New York Times best-selling debut, Dog on It. The Dog Who Knew Too Much marks the duo's triumphant return in a tale that's full of surprises.

Bernie is invited to give the keynote speech at the Great Western Private Eye Convention, but it's Chet that the bigshot P.I. in charge has secret plans for. Meanwhile Chet and Bernie are hired to find a kid who has gone missing from a wilderness camp in the high country. The boy's mother thinks the boy's father - her ex - has snatched the boy, but Chet makes a find that sends the case in a new and dangerous direction. As if that weren't enough, matters get complicated at home when a stray puppy that looks suspiciously like Chet shows up. Affairs of the heart collide with a job that's never been tougher, requiring our two intrepid sleuths to depend on each other as never before. The Dog Who Knew Too Much is classic Spencer Quinn, offering page-turning entertainment that's not just for dog-lovers.

Hot dog: listen to another Chet and Bernie Mystery.

©2011 Spencer Quinn (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    sharon lambert 04-30-15
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    "Chet 's narrative."

    great story! well performed and loved Chet. had not heard of these books before. we get more of these books.

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    AudioAddict 01-21-15
    AudioAddict 01-21-15

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Cute Dog Tail...um...Tale"

    STORY (humorous mystery) - This was my first venture into the detective world of Chet and Bernie. In this book they're hired to find a boy who disappeared from wilderness camp. The mystery and investigation are good, but what makes this book refreshing is that it's told from Chet's point of view...and Chet is a dog. Hiking adventures and crooked small-town police are woven into the story, but there is lots of what I call Chet's "doggy digressions" in between. He will be talking about what's happening, and then he will go off on a tangent about how he loves bacon or how proud he is of his master, Bernie. Sometimes he will lose his train of thought completely.

    There's LOTS AND LOTS of stuff kind of like this: We finally made it to Jackrabbit Junction. I don't know why they call it that because I don't smell any jackrabbits. I chased a rabbit once and it was lots of fun. That was in the case where we were looking for Slippery Sam. He's wearing an orange suit now somewhere upstate. Anyway, Jackrabbit Junction is a small town with...(and then gets back on track with the story). It's cute and refreshing for a while, but I soon tired of the novelty and just wanted to hear how the mystery was wrapped up. I probably won't listen to any more books in this series.

    PERFORMANCE - Nice job! He had a good rhythm which complemented how a dog might be thinking and trying to speak, but it didn't detract from the story he was telling.

    OVERALL - I'd recommend this for children and adults both EXCEPT for about six or seven F-bombs which pop up sporadically. You must be in the mood for a light mystery and lots of slightly humorous dog thoughts. The story stands alone.

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    Patti 09-29-14
    Patti 09-29-14
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    "Another Great Adventure with Chet and Bernie"

    Spencer Quinn is excellent in his narrating the story from Chet's point of view, and Jim Frangione is perfect as the narrator! The Dog Who Knew Too Much delivered all of the mystery and the antics of Chet that one would expect. My only criticism is this story had more foul language in it than was necessary. Other than that, well done, gentlemen! I look forward to listening to the next adventure!

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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 07-25-14
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 07-25-14 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Chet always there is same Bernie!!"

    Just when you think there isn't any possibility of getting out of the current jam. Chet comes along to save Bernie!

    A bit more mystery in this one which is great. Some romantic trouble for Bernie as well. Overall a great story and wonderful series.

    Quinn and Frangione are well suited!!


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    Schulte 03-06-14
    Schulte 03-06-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Dog lovers only"

    I had no idea the story would be told in the third person? narrative by a dog. I should have sent it back but kept thinking the detective would eventually take a larger part. Nope.

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    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 02-05-14
    Katherine Georgetown, Ontario, Canada 02-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Lots of laughs"

    This was a delightful book, with many smiles and laugh out loud moments, all due to the dog's perceptions and lack of them. There was enough of a plot to keep things moving along, but the charm is really seeing things from the dog's point of view. It's brilliant and charming, plus the narration makes it perfect. I'm sure I'll read more.

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    Cheimon New York, NY USA 01-21-14
    Cheimon New York, NY USA 01-21-14 Member Since 2007
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    "WARNING: Will make you want to hug your dog."

    Dog Chet tells this story with so much humor and wide-eyed wonder, you can't help but love every minute of it. As he doesn't quite understand everything going on around him and can't communicate his own findings, the human hero and the reader have the perfect amount of information asymmetry to keep things suspenseful. And did I mention how ridiculously charming Chet is?

    The narrator is absolutely outstanding. Chet's confidence, his naivete, his ego and his all over adorable dogness sparke throughout the book, I couldn't tell you if I smiled more at the writing or the narration. They are a perfect combination.

    My first of the series, absolutely works as a standalone.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie LONGVIEW, WA, US 01-05-14
    Debbie LONGVIEW, WA, US 01-05-14
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    What made the experience of listening to The Dog Who Knew Too Much the most enjoyable?

    The dog's perspective was unique but it became tiresome in some parts. And some of the "cute" animal comments fell flat.


    If you’ve listened to books by Spencer Quinn before, how does this one compare?

    I have never read a book by Mr. Quinn before.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jim Frangione’s performances?

    No I did not like the narration at all.


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

    No, very middle of the road book, good for my commute.


    Any additional comments?

    I would purchase another if it was on sale; this was predictable but somewhat entertaining.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 12-30-13
    Donna 12-30-13
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    "Not to my taste"
    What did you like best about The Dog Who Knew Too Much? What did you like least?

    I had a really hard time getting interested in the story. In fact, I really never did.


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    Loves2Read Klamath Falls, OR, United States 12-26-13
    Loves2Read Klamath Falls, OR, United States 12-26-13 Member Since 2009

    Kindled Reader

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    "Easy Listening for Dog Lovers"

    I recommend these Chet and Bernie Mysteries for those times when you just want to be entertained and don't want to have to concentrate too closely. I think that Spencer Quinn must love and understand dogs without idolizing them. I really enjoyed that the book is told from the dog's viewpoint and that the his attention span is about 2 minutes long.

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