Dog Helps Those

A Golden Retriever Mystery, Volume 3
Narrated by: Kelly Libatique
Series: Golden Retriever Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's almost time for graduation, and Eastern College is in trouble. A prominent alumna is dead, and a faulty computer program is jeopardizing student records and financial aid. It's up to Steve and Rochester to dig into the situation and retrieve the culprits! Rita Gaines wasn't a nice person - but she did love her dogs, and most of her clients respected her financial acumen and her talent in training dogs for agility trials. When she's found dead, there's a long line of potential suspects from Wall Street whiz kids to doting doggie daddies - including one of Steve's former students. Felae is an art prodigy now studying with Steve's girlfriend, Lili, chair of Eastern's Fine Arts department, and Rita hated his controversial senior project. When she tried to have his scholarship cancelled, he threatened to kill her. But is he the villain behind her death? In between helping Steve's high school friend Rick track the killer, Rochester practices darting around weave poles and jumping over limbo poles while Steve helps shepherd the college toward the completion of another academic year. It's spring in Stewart's Crossing, and old friends - and their dogs - gather together to investigate and eventually, to celebrate.

©2012 Neil S. Plakcy (P)2013 Neil S. Plakcy

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The Best of the Series

I really enjoyed this book. I hope there will be more in the series and that they will be in the Audible library.

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Dogs Helps Those is a funny and well written cozy mystery. I look forward to listening to the next book.

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  • 06-11-19

Most irritating book I've listened to

I couldn't even focus on the story because the reader was so bad. I gave up after a couple of hours. I know 10 year olds who could do a better job than he did, and the ridiculous names given to some of the characters made the experience more than I could handle. This was nothing but a couple hours of complete irritation.

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Deeper than a Cozy and more satisfying

I listened to the books out of order; so it took me a few minutes to remember the status of the growing relationship between Steve and Lily. Otherwise, these books are stand alone and solid. I liked how we learn more about Lily’s past. I like how we see both Steve and Lily as wonderfully wholesome, slightly flawed individuals who are growing from their mistakes, failures, and disappointments. Their communication with one another is very mature and realistic. Rochester seemed to have less of a nose to help with the mystery, but mostly because this was more cyber complex. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve read the eight books in the series (to date) and applaud the author for the creativity, depth, and details given to unraveling the truth. As the clues are discovered, we learn the identity of the killer, so it’s difficult to guess who it is or why until the end. I really enjoy this series and hope to see more this year! I strongly encourage and recommend this book/series to mystery lovers who want something to captivate them in a light hearted way, without being silly or superficially eye rolling.

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Enjoyable Reading

A highly abrasive member of Eastern College's board of trustees is found dead, and Steve and Rochester are on the case! They nose through the potential suspects and use their own special skills to find the killer.

This is the third book in the Golden Retriever mystery series, and it's best enjoyed after reading the first two books. I loved Rochester, the doggy detective with a nose for mystery. The college setting is a good one, and I liked learning about the inner workings of the administration office and financial services. The agility training was interesting, and so were the alpha dog training tips. I'm probably not the only dog mamma who decided to eat before feeding their dog after reading this one!

The narration was done well, the narrator has the perfect voice for Steve, and immersed me in the story. I received a copy of the audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review.

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Hokey Cozy

This light hearted series stars Rochester the golden retriever who always plays a role in solving the crime. While I like the idea of the hacker ex-con as the central character, he is so off -the-wall that I found it irritating. The very punny names of the ancillary characters just irritated me. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood.