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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,179 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Spencer Quinn Narrator: Jim Frangione Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chet and Bernie Series Release Date:
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Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school, but he’s a detective through and through.

In their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn’t arrive home after school, and her divorced mother is frantic. Bernie is quick to take the case—something about a cash flow problem that Chet’s not all that clear about—and he’s relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up unharmed with a story that doesn’t add up. But when she disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet aren’t taking any chances; they launch a full-blown investigation. Without a ransom demand, they’re not convinced it’s a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing: something smells funny.

Their search for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals, with Chet’s highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Dog on It has got more going for it than 50 of those cat cozies…My sincere advice to you is to rush to your nearest bookstore and put your paws on this enchanting, one-of-a-kind novel.”

    Stephen King
  • “A winning debut…that fans of classic mysteries are sure to appreciate.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[Dog on It] will delight dog-loving mystery readers, but the book is also an excellent PI tale, dogs aside…A great sleuth and always upbeat, Chet may well be one of the most appealing new detectives on the block, but Bernie us a close runner-up. Excellent and fully fleshed primary and secondary characters, a consistently doggy view of the world, and a sprightly pace make this a not-to-be-missed debut. Essential for all mystery collections and for dog lovers everywhere.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “At last, a dog lover’s mystery that portrays dogs as they really are…Quinn’s characters are endearing, and his narrative is intriguing, fast-moving, and well written. Even cat lovers will find it entertaining.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “I’m not a dog fancier, but I had a great time reading this book…Chet is a hoot—or should I say a howl.”

    Boston Globe

  • “[Dog on It] features the most winning narrator I’ve come across in a long time…[and] manages to ratchet up some real suspense.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • Selected for the February 2009 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Barnes & Noble Recommends Selection
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Connie | 2/19/2014

    " Loved this one! Totally sucked me in and read the whole thing in a couple days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jim | 1/24/2014

    " Chet and Bernie are two imperfect characters that somehow make up one really good detective. Each character is interesting, the writing style is both humorous and serious be turn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathy | 1/20/2014

    " I like mysteries and I like dog stories, but rarely together. Most animal detective stores are cloying, so I was reluctant to give this one a try. However, Quinn somehow managed to make the story quite humorous by never letting us forget that the dog is...a dog. The fact that that Chet, the dog, narrates the story makes it especially clever in that regard. I might even read another book in the series...this is number one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan Blexrud | 1/20/2014

    " Just finished this book and it had me laughing out loud. All the little dog nuances we've heard (canines can't count, don't have a good grasp of passing time, etc.) are played out in Chet the dog with humor and warmth. Don't resist this book because you can't imagine a mystery told from a canine's point of view. It's as psychologically intense as any good mystery. Course, it helps if you like dogs, but I think cat people will even be entranced by Chet (though he's no cat lover). I highly recommend you read this delightful book! "

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