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Iggy is a dog who doesn’t get out much, so it’s big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernie’s door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on her bedroom floor, in need of urgent medical care. But it’s only when they arrive at the hospital that things get really interesting. With a jewel thief making short work of hospital patients’ valuables, it seems that Iggy is not alone in disappearing right out from under somebody’s nose. Suspects are plentiful and witnesses are few. But when little Iggy reappears, tail wagging, it turns out he holds the key to solving the entire affair. In addition to a clever caper and the return of much-beloved characters, this gem of a short story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship in all its forms: neighbor to neighbor, man to dog, dog to dog. Here is a treat you’ll devour in one sitting - rather like Chet with a juicy steak that’s been momentarily left unattended!

©2013 Spencer Quinn (P)2014 Recorded Books

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It's great--give us more, please!

I'm trying not to be greedy here, but I love the Chet and Bernie stories, and the last couple have only been short stories (the Chet "prequel" and now this darling little Iggy tale). I'm happy for every word, line and paragraph that Spencer Quinn writes. He captures a way of"Dog-Think" that is at times very funny, and at other times really quite poignant, even philosophical, imagining the world from a dog's perspective. But I sure miss the longer books.

This one involves the neighbors. The wife is hospitalized, and somehow Iggy gets loose on the floors of the hospital and can't be found. Which is the setup for Chet and Bernie to solve a little mystery on the side, as they search for Iggy.

If you have never listened to any from this series, this would be okay. But if you are a long time fan of The World According To Chet, as I have been for quite some time, I think this works better to be heard after already knowing the characters. As always, Jim Frangione narrates very well. I have never read a Chet and Bernie book in paper form, so Mr. Frangione IS Chet to me. It is an adorable series. Chet is both smart and at times, hilarious. For something light, this whole series is really fun.

But, please, Mr. Quinn, how about another full-length book?



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Very Short

Any additional comments?

As with all Bernie and Chet stories the narration is great and Chet is entertaining. There just wasn't much story to be developed in an hour of listening. It was clearly marked as a short story so it's not like there was any deception about what was purchased. Buyers have to judge for themselves if they want to spend it on such a short listen.

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  • adrienne
  • EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States
  • 01-22-15

Chet & Bernie rescue Iggy

From Chet's point of view, Iggy MIA means he's probably out having fun. However, a mystery is involved and our sleuths save the day.

As always, Jim Frangione has the narration of a short attention span and dog reasoning perfect!

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BEST ALL AROUND.

LOVED EVERY WORD . THE STORY TOLD BY A DOG!! THE MOST ENJOYABLE ,FUN,AMAZING LOVABLE,BELIEVABLE,NEVER WANT TO PUT IT DOWN BOOK I'VE. EVER READ . LONG LIVE CHEAT AND BERRNIE
JIM FRANGIONE MAKES THEM LIVE ,LOVE AND LAUGH! Thank you for the BEST EVER WRITTEN!!!!!!

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Great story. Too bad

the marketers decided to rip people off on the price. The cost is several times more than the full length books per hour of entertainment

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Short Chet and Bernie Story<br />

Good as an introduction,, but the longer adventures are more engaging. However, Chet is a great narrator!

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very amusing little tsle

very amusing
title tale short and very funny. would
over to hear more like ot.

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Too short and too predictable

What would have made The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One better?

I'm a fan of the Chet and Bernie Mystery series. They're light and enjoyable. This short story did not compare in quality of story. The level of adventure was too low, and the story was too obvious.

What could Spencer Quinn have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Less predictablity

Have you listened to any of Jim Frangione’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jim is great. I love the wide range of characters he's able to represent. He manages to give males, females and animals all a unique tone.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One?

It was already to light - I wouldn't cut it - I'd add some depth or mystery.

Any additional comments?

I wish I didn't buy this with my monthly credit.

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GOOD SHORT STORY

A GOOD QUICK READ. YOU DON'T NEED LOTS OF WORDS TOSAY YOU ENJOYED A BOOK.