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3.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 53.82 out of 5 3.82 (34 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: December 2009 ISBN: 9781449810627
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In the irresistible second installment of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, Chet gets a glimpse of the show dog world turned deadly.

What first seems like a walk in the park to wise and lovable canine narrator Chet and his human companion, Bernie—to investigate threats made against a pretty, pampered show dog—turns into a serious case when Princess and her owner are abducted. To make matters worse, Bernie’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, reporter Susie Sanchez, disappears too. When Chet is separated from Bernie, he’s on his own to put the pieces together, find his way home, and save the day.

Spencer Quinn’s masterful series combines genuine suspense and intrigue with humor and insight for a tail-wagging good time that listeners won’t soon forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This fast-moving and fun series entry will certainly please Chet and Bernie fans as well as gain new readers with its all-ages appeal.”

    Booklist

  • “Chet makes a clever narrator, thinking like a human but often confounded by figures of speech (‘crocodile tears,’ ‘red herring’), and Quinn manages to keep things both humorous and suspenseful while delivering a proper, satisfying whodunit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Selected for the January 2010 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Ballenger | 2/13/2014

    " This is a really good series. The story is told via the dog Chet. If you are looking for a mystery/suspense with a touch of humor, this is your book. Now, I am ready for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Tharp | 2/3/2014

    " I love this dog. These books are the best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla Hayes | 1/30/2014

    " This is probably as good as the first book in the series, but I don't like to give everything five stars. I love mystery series because I know I don't have to let go of fictional characters I have grown to love. Chet really puts me into a more in the moment frame of mind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/20/2014

    " Chet the dog is the best narrator ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Duke | 1/2/2014

    " I love this series! Fast paced fun and mystery. It helps to be a little ADHD to keep up with Chet's dialog, but his charming love for the moment is infectious. This one had a little more foul language than I prefer, but it fit with the characters and situation so it was not distracting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/27/2013

    " I really like these books, even though I don't usually like stuff written from an animals point of view. This dog narrator is funny and moves the story along at the same time. The mystery part was great too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Tracey | 12/21/2013

    " Another fun , relaxing read. I smiled often - laughed out loud a few times, and just simply enjoyed the book. Often, the author relies on imagination - as Chet starts to discuss events from his past and some of those are the best parts of the stories. Well worth the time spent reading this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 12/14/2013

    " Classic Chet and Bernie. Lot of dog thoughts about pant legs and teeth needing to bite. Love this series! Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 11/20/2013

    " Adult fiction/dog mystery. I like the Chet and Bernie stories so far, but more for their humor/action than for the mystery (hard-core mystery readers might be disappointed--plenty of clues are sprinkled throughout to allow the reader to draw conclusions well before Bernie). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Roos | 10/23/2013

    " simple reading, but quite amusing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/12/2013

    " The second in the series. A fun read written from the perspective of the dog, Chet. He and Bernie (his master) are hired to solve the kidnapping of a show dog, Princess, and her master, Adelina. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 8/5/2013

    " NY Times bestseller. Part of a series about a private investigator and his dog. Think Jessica Fletcher with a clunker Porshe and big dog. Fun, fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bgrayyoung | 7/25/2013

    " A fun, easy read. I love Chet the dog and his view of things! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Wargo | 7/4/2013

    " Can Chet be still more engaging than in book one. I love this quirky series and will keep going. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kerry | 5/14/2013

    " Loved the first book and was excited to get this one. The originality of Chet wasn't so original anymore. He was humorous and fun. A few chapters in made it seem like he still was. Exactly the same. Saying exactly the same things. It's a one book thing for me....not series material. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 5/3/2013

    " Just as clever and endearing as the first book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 5/2/2013

    " Once again, a completely predictable mystery made into a fun, charming read by an excellent dog main character/narrator. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/15/2013

    " This is a fun mystery series told from the dog's perspective. The best part? It's a series, so your beloved canine doesn't die at the end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 12/23/2012

    " I love that dog, Chet!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 11/13/2012

    " How could you not love a book written from the dog's perspective! Good mystery and lots of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 4/25/2012

    " delightful, clever, amusing. can't wait to find the first in this series, and look forward to more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 3/20/2012

    " I love Chet and Bernie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audra | 10/21/2011

    " Still a good voice, but for some reason not quite as engaging as the first one. Bernie seems like more of a burn-out in this one, and not the charming shlub from the first book. Good enough to keep me reading until the end, however, and will probably pick up the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 10/17/2011

    " Bernie is the P.I. and Chet is the equal sidekick who narrates the tail(tale). A good story made delightful by the running insights and distractions of Chet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 9/2/2011

    " I love Chet . . . nothing more needs to be said. Love that dog! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 6/18/2011

    " Just as good as the first Chet & Bernie book. I have feeling it's harder to write this than you'd think it would be. Not only are you channeling the dog's stream-of-consciousness stuff, but you're also trying to make sure there's enough details to follow the case. Such a fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maxine | 5/20/2011

    " Not as funny as the first book (Dog On It) but I enjoyed it even more! Chet is sweeter, more endearing and the plot is better. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Makenzie | 5/4/2011

    " Written from the perspective of a large breed dog, this is a hilarious mystery. Seriously? I could so see my dog thinking like this. Loved it. Have to check out more of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 4/10/2011

    " I didn't like this book as much as I liked book #3, but it was okay. I'm still looking forward to reading book #1. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melyssa | 3/29/2011

    " Loved it! Second book in the series is just as good as the first (if not better). What a great way to go through a detective novel - through the eyes of the dog! And since the story involves another dog (a show dog, a la Westminster Kennel club dog shows), it's even funnier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilypalenske | 3/20/2011

    " Another fun book from the Chet and Bernie series. The novelty of the dog perspective wasn't as fresh, but the mystery was just as fast and mindless as the first, which is all I expect out of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorinda | 2/7/2011

    " What is not to like about Chet? He entertains and shows as much reflection as a thoughtful human protagonist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/3/2011

    " Pretty good. Didn't seem to have the full zip of the first book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 1/29/2011

    " Good story. PI novel from the viewpoint of a dog. What could be cuter? "

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About the Author
Author Spencer Quinn

Spencer Quinn, pseudonym of Peter Abrahams, is the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie series and the Bowser and Birdie mysteries. He lives on Cape Cod with his dog, Audrey.

About the Narrator

Jim Frangione is an audiobook narrator who won AudioFile magazine’s 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense for his reading of Philip Carter’s The Altar of Bones and Spencer Quinn’s To Fetch a Thief. He has won six Earphones Awards and in 2009 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.