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Suspect Audiobook

Suspect

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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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    Sonogirl123 Florida 03-02-17
    Sonogirl123 Florida 03-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping"

    Great narrator! And story! Cant wait to listen to the next in the series. I love dogs, the military and our police.

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    T Johns 02-26-17
    T Johns 02-26-17
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    "A great listen!"

    This book was hard to put down. The characters seem real and the plot is exciting.

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    Mama 02-26-17
    Mama 02-26-17

    TardisMama

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    "Good dog!!"

    Loved it. you even get a few snippets from the dog's view point!! Can't wait to start book 2.

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    C. J. Horton 02-25-17

    all booked up

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    "outstanding!"

    I've been a fan of Crais for twenty years, but this one's special. The emotions of the characters, including Maggie (the German Shepherd) are so real and beautifully rendered that at times I could barely stand it. Also, it's an honorable tribute to the working dogs, especially those who live and work with cops and soldiers. so brave, so devoted to their "pack of two." Just beautiful.
    Thank you to Robert Crais, and to MacLeod Andrews, who did an outstanding job of narrating the story!

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    Amazon Customer 02-14-17
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    "Dog Lovers Grab This One!"

    Loved it! Great detective story and wonderful dog story combined! Very good presentation as well!!!

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    Tori Heath 02-08-17
    Tori Heath 02-08-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I'm a dog woman."

    I wish he would write a sequel. This book didn't last long enough, even 2nd time around.

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    D.G. 02-05-17
    D.G. 02-05-17 Member Since 2016

    I listen to a little bit of everything but my favorites genres in audio are mystery, UF, fantasy and romance.

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    "Way to make me tear up in the prologue."

    I bought Suspect just because MacLeod Andrews is the narrator. I hadn’t even remembered that I had read a previous book by this author (The Two Minute Rule) so I had no expectations besides the excellent narration. But in the prologue, we see Maggie’s POV (yes, the dog has a POV!) from the time when she lost her handler. And I was hooked.

    And in love.

    With the dog.

    And I’m not even a dog person!

    Like Maggie, Scott also lost his partner to violence and 9 months later, the culprits haven’t been apprehended. Scott’s life has changed dramatically since the shooting: he’s in pain, traumatized, and stubbornly refusing to take a medical retirement. It’s not clear why Scott decides to go for the K-9 unit but once he does, his and Maggie’s path intersect.

    Slowly, Scott begins to bond with Maggie, even talking to his own shrink to find out how to help with her PTSD. At the same time, Scott gets involved in the investigation about his shooting, now that new detectives are on the case. This was the weak part of the book. After I remembered "The Two Minute Rule", I realized the plots were very similar. Same bad guys, same motive. The way in which Scott found the witness seemed too convoluted (although I understand this was a way to involve Maggie) and how he became a “suspect” was so fishy that you wonder how the Police was taken in. I liked Maggie and Scott so much though that I just went along for the ride.

    I loved how the author did Maggie’s POV. Her thoughts are all about pleasing and protecting Scott, who after a time, she considers her Alpha. With Scott, she’s all sweetness but when she’s on the job, she's all business. She’s constantly evaluating threats and totally fierce when Scott is in danger. Her favorite mantra is: “Scott safe. Maggie safe. Pack safe.” She’s so precious! (I told you I’m in love.:)

    As usual, MacLeod Andrews rocked the narration. His voices are great, his pacing is just perfect - I speed up most narrators but NEVER him!

    Overall, I think any mystery reader will enjoy this book but for animal lovers, it will be a definite treat.

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    Juoa 02-04-17
    Juoa 02-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love, Love, Love this story"

    As an animal lover it was hard to get through first couple of chapters. Stick with it and you won't regret it. I love how Maggie the German Shepard has her own voice briefly throughout the book and we can actually see the world as she does. The plot has many different levels and they are all so interesting that when the book switches to another plot line I was not bothered. Wonderful book and excellent narration.

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    max60 01-19-17
    max60 01-19-17
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    "Easy and Entertaining"

    Nice easy read listened to it in three sessions. Entertaining, time really flew by with this book.

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    Norman Pearl River, LA, United States 01-15-17
    Norman Pearl River, LA, United States 01-15-17 Member Since 2017

    Strong characters in all genres. and narrators who don't ham it up.

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    This was a very good book (not quite a 5 star to my standards). It has a very interesting take on telling a few of the scenes from a dog's point of view (not too many scenes) that contribute to the book. The good (for me) is that there is not too much gore or sacrificing of the "good guys.". The only things that i would have like to see more, is less emphasis on the tragedies of the protagonists, and a little more emphasis on the joy they find to keep on progressing. There is certainly lots of positive situations, scenes, maybe a little promise of romance, but i tend to like David Freed's Flat Spin a little more. Your tastes may be different and this may or may not be the perfect book for you, but it will certainly be worth the credit. I will come back to Robert Crais in the future, but i have a few more Must Listen To Books I need to make it through first.

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    BROXBURN, United Kingdom
    2/19/13
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    "Brilliant Read"

    Having been a fan of Robert Crais for as long as he has been writing, ordered this without a thought. Loved it from beginning to end. Scott James jumps of the page as a wounded but determined hero and his relationship with Maggie takes over the book. There is a good story at the back but the two main characters just capture your heart. Want more of these characters from Mr Crais and I think that says it all.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mollyeyre
    Leicestershire UK
    2/13/13
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    "Superb"

    This wasn't such an intense thriller as one would expect from Robert Crais, and at the beginning I was a bit disappointed at the 'googey-goo' speak directed at the Maggie, the dog. However, I got used to it , and accepted the reasoning behind it.

    The story is really about the relationship between a police dog and her handler, but with a lot more complexities than that statement offers. The story was good, though as I suggest - not as intense or involved as one would normally expect. The characters were brilliant, and I really cared about their well being and how they solved the crime. An excellent read

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • CathyR
    Wales, UK
    2/11/13
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    "Robert Crais rocks!"

    This is one of the best stories, it was a very emotional roller coaster of a book not least because I love dogs and had GSDs for 25+ years. I loved Scott and Maggie and the interaction between them, the building of trust and love after the traumas they both suffered. Mr Crais has a wonderful insight into the relationship between dogs and humans.

    And the murder/mystery plot has everything to keep the listener enthralled. Can't recommend this enough!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    United Kingdom
    6/10/13
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    "Another facet of Mr.Crais' storytelling."


    A wonderful, vivid book that brought me frequently to almost-tears!
    After the fabulous Elvis Cole and Joe Pike books, I did not see this one coming.
    What next?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Robin B
    Hampshire, England
    4/21/13
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    "Newest Robert Crais thriller - Suspect""

    I really enjoyed every minute of this crime thriller in which Maggie - a German Shepherd and former (injured) war-dog became a police dog with the LAPD and has a starring role in helping her handler Scott James in solving a serious crime. Story is narrated in part by Maggie as well as by Scott James - so unusually you hear the dog's side of this riveting story. I listened to it over a couple of days in every spare moment that I had. Robert Crais goes from strength to strength with his story-telling. This is one of his best yet

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Theo
    Billingham, United Kingdom
    2/11/13
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    "Solid Crais"

    While anticipating the return of either Elvis Cole or Joe Pike, I happily downloaded the latest RC novel. Being a canine enthusiast, I did't find it hard to get caught by the story quickly. The vivid narration by MacLeod Andrews further helped to draw me in and I did only miss the familar and brilliant Robert Williams very little. The relatively short running time of 8,5 hrs makes the audiobook an enjoyable but all too quickly passing listen. All in all a nice plot albeit perhaps a bit predictable but then you won't download a crime book expecting James Joyce. Maybe not the best Crais ever but certainly worth the money and nice touch to have the "dog-angle" in the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SusanMcC
    Scotland
    9/26/13
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    "There has to be more Scott & Maggie"

    Excellent story line. Love the build up of the dog/handler relationship. We must get more of this duo. In fact I want one NOW!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ant
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    9/20/13
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    "A quick, enjoyable read for dog lovers"

    I am not a massive fan of action / crime novels, but I was highly recommended this book as a dog lover. I found the story to be enjoyable, but nothing special, the writing solid and easy going.
    In my mind, what separated this from any other well written, but run of the mill novel, was the dog. The telling of the tale partly from the dog's perspective was well done without the usual anthropomorphic view of animals as simply less intelligent humans. For me the dog was the hero of the story while the human character was the protagonist; this pairing worked rather well to produce an action story in which one emotionally invested in the characters and their relationship.
    The narrator gave a solid performance with some good characterisation. I enjoyed this, but I doubt I will pick up anything else by the same author, however, I know others (fans of the genre) who have become fans of Crais from reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    7/30/13
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    "Bit sappy but I liked it - I love dogs."
    Would you listen to Suspect again? Why?

    Possibly.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I suppose the dog bits were a bit sappy - but I didn't mind so much because I love dogs.


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

    When the dog thinks her previous master has returned. And realises he hasn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Christopher
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    4/29/13
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    "What an amazing book.... loved every second of it"

    I have been a fan of RC for a while now and I really like everything that he does.

    Suspect blew me away... I bought it to listen to in the car as I travel to see clients.. it cost me a days work, I couldn't switch it off.

    Very Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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