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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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Same Old Story

I could review this one in depth but it really is the same old story. Chet and Bernie take on a case of a missing kid for a mother. The story of how the kid came to be missing is full of holes; once again it seems that the divorced father of a missing has gotten involved with the wrong people and now owes them money. The bad guys take the child to prove a point and make sure that Papasan cooperates with them. At some point Bernie gets arrested again; Chet gets captured again. Stop me if you've heard this please. In the end Bernie saves the kid and brings him back and apprehends the bad guys. Okay this is obviously the series, and the author isn't planning on stepping outside the comfort zone that they've established so the fans of this series will have to settle for a dog that relates a good story. This one is a solid four and a good time listening experience.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Well worth the wait!

Another brilliant book written by Spencer Quinn. After imagining the meeting between Chet and Iggy, the scene in which they did meet, was certainly far better than anything I had ever thought up! Would love to read more about these two meeting! Jim Frangione is the best voice for Chet and I always enjoy his reading of the books. I highly reccomend this book to anyone and can hardly wait for the next book!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Mystery from the canine point of vew

Light, funny and well written. The tale (no pun intended) is written from the dog's point of view. Different from most books written by the pet however, this dog actually behaves like a dog, not like a furry human. Jim Frangione is perfect as Chet. I'm looking forward to the next one.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Must love dogs

Any additional comments?

This is a case where the reviews get better with each book in the series. Either you liked the premise of the dog as a narrator in which case, you moved onto the next book or you did not and passed on the subsequent books. Assuming you did these in sequence, by the time you got to book four you are left only with fans. I am waiting for book five. I delight in the relationship of Bernie and Chet as does the dog who is lying by my side on the couch.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Jill
  • FOREST LAKE, MN, United States
  • 11-07-11

Number 4 in a great series

Chet the Jet is on the case again. This is a great series, especially for us "dog" people.

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a story to make a dog-lover's heart sing

These are superbly narrated, really finely done. I love the dog's thoughts that ramble, and almost make comprehension leaps, but no. Still Chet is a highly intelligent, well-trained dog anyone would love to work with. And Bernie is a real guy, not too smart when it comes to women, but very smart about bad guys. These are not silly books, but just delightful. Frangione's narration can make you cry and laugh. The human emotions and drama are real and poignant. Great series. I hope they never end.

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  • James
  • FRANKLIN, WI, United States
  • 12-09-13

A little short of it's potential

Basically, it didn't work as an audiobook with this narrator. I could not distinguish between Chet"s (the dog) voice and Bernie's voice (the human). The story was just "ok", and the humor was sometimes there, with the dog behaviors and thoughts. Maybe I will try another if they go on sale.

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Totally Fun!

Even though it is not the first book in the series it is the first I read... maybe it was on sale .... but I will return to book one and can't wait. If you love dogs, have a dog or are a dog (since the books narrator is a dog, I assume some reader might be too) you will love the mind of a dog's view of his master. He can do no wrong. "Did I tell you what great eyebrows he has?" His master poor sense of smell and not so keen eyesight are puzzling, but endearing to the canine author.

The mystery is not the best, not bad, but not the best. You won't care.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Who's barking?

Another good story as told by Chet. I love this series and look forward to hearing more. I've never read one. I only listen to Chet.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful