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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,125 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 Mysteries Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781449843267
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In the third book in the brilliant New York Times bestselling series featuring a lovable and wise dog narrator, Chet and Bernie go under the big top to solve the most unlikely missing persons (and animals!) case ever. Chet has smelled a lot of unusual things in his years as trusted companion and partner to P.I. Bernie Little, but nothing has prepared him for the exotic scents he encounters when an old-fashioned traveling circus comes to town. Bernie scores tickets to this less-than-greatest show-on-earth because his son Charlie is crazy about elephants. The only problem is that Peanut, the headlining pachyderm of this particular one-ring circus, has gone missing-along with her trainer, Uri DeLeath. Stranger still, no one saw them leave. How does an elephant vanish without a trace? At first there's nothing Bernie and Chet can do-it's a police matter and they have no standing in the case. But then they're hired by Popo the Clown, who has his own reasons for wanting to find out what has become of the mysteriously missing duo. After Chet takes a few sniffs in Peanut's trailer and picks up her one-of-a-kind scent, he and Bernie are in hot pursuit, heading far away from the bright lights of the traveling show and into the dark desert night. Some very dangerous people would prefer that Chet and Bernie disappear for good and will go to any lengths to make that happen. Across the border in Mexico and separated from Bernie, Chet must use all his natural strength and doggy smarts to try to save himself-not to mention Bernie and a decidedly uncooperative Peanut, too. To Fetch a Thief shows why readers everywhere have fallen head-over-paws in love with the Chet and Bernie mystery series. Top-notch suspense, humor, and insight into the ways our canine companions think and behave make this the most entertaining and irresistible book in the series yet. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/20/2014

    " I so enjoy the way Quinn is able to bring the reader into the minds of his animal characters. He hits just the right notes, especially with Chet, but also with the others, including Iggy, Peanut, Princess, and General Beauregard, filtered as they are through Chet. The central mystery of this book was unexpected and intriguing; the side-stories were just hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Triss | 2/19/2014

    " I absolutely love Chet. I wish I could be more like him. Not as fond of Bernie, not sure why. Not fond of the circus either, but chet can do anything and be my bestest pal besides my own chets: rosie, king and toby "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cherylann | 2/8/2014

    " Chet and Bernie are on the case once again. This time they're searching for a missing elephant. It's a good think Chet is a good tracker. Even though I had an idea who was responsible from the beginning, I wasn't sure of the why. Additionally, I love the writing. I love that Chet narrates. I find myself not only turning the pages quickly to find out whodunit, but I also find myself laughing at the ways Chet interprets the human world. Love, love, love this cozy mystery series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Knight | 2/7/2014

    " It's written by the dog! I have laughed out loud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/27/2014

    " If you really love dogs and enjoy a light-hearted mystery, this book is for you. I loved the first one in the series, second one didn't grab me as much, this one made me laugh out loud - especially Chet's thought process with the elephant....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/25/2014

    " Back to form. The Chet & Bernie series is a lot of fun to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/16/2014

    " every bit as good as the first 2. saw in the paper that #4 is out- YAY! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 1/15/2014

    " Not my favorite in the series, but still enjoyable. Chet is always a pleasure to return to :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/14/2014

    " Chet is one of my favorite characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 12/17/2013

    " What can I say? I love Chet and his internal monologue and Bernie is a great classic detective character. These books are always great for quick light reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 11/29/2013

    " Chet the Jet at his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeni | 11/18/2013

    " I love the Bernie and Chet series. A good mystery with the heart of a loved companion! This story is all from Chet's (the dog's) point of view. Dog lovers will love these books. Good, quick reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 10/13/2013

    " The third in the Chet and Bernie Mystery series delivers nicely as the boys go searching for an elephant kidnapped from the circus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 8/23/2013

    " A great Chet and Bernie story, though the denouement is perhaps a little more far-fetched than in the earlier books. Nevertheless, it's a great read, and you just have to love the doggy mind of Chet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 6/15/2013

    " This one was the best so far. I really loved the last parts of the book with Chet and the elephant. They make quite a team! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Quinn | 5/12/2013

    " I just think this series is a fun fast read. A mystery narrated by the dog in the story (Chet). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsti | 2/18/2013

    " Chet the dog was back to his heroic self. I enjoyed this third installment almost as much as I liked the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 kathy | 5/17/2012

    " I am totally enjoying this series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim Wade | 5/7/2012

    " The concept of the dog narrator was cute at first but got tiresome after a while. Would have been good for younger readers except it covers some adult concepts that are probably inappropriate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/9/2012

    " Even better than the first two! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanyn | 1/3/2012

    " Really liked this book, going to check out other by same author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/7/2011

    " Aw, Chet rescues a circus elephant --- and then the elephant totally kicks butt! Good times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/22/2011

    " I still love Chet's voice, even after 3 books. It's great to think of this as an authentic dog's eye view of the world. It certainly matches up to the dogs I know. Fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marciaf | 7/16/2011

    " If you like dogs and mysteries then try this author. It's not world shattering but his books are easy to read. It's not often that dogs tell the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 7/4/2011

    " a very easy read but fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 5/24/2011

    " I'm liking the book. Took me a minute or two to realize the point of view was that of a dog. That would be hard for me to do.

    Mark M "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 5/9/2011

    " I think looking at life through the eyes of a dog is a wonderful break from the human's viewpoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 5/8/2011

    " amusing once again! Not as easy to read as to listen to on CD, but still entertaining. Guess I'll stick with it. Chet saves the day again - sort of... Lassie without the fluff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 4/27/2011

    " Love this series. Mystery told from the point of view of a dog.

    Best line in the book is when Chet the dog says:

    .38 special plus digging - your tail would be wagging too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 4/24/2011

    " Somehow I missed book 2. Must go back and pick that one up.

    Really loved this one as much as the first. Chet (the dog) is the greatest narrator ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sami | 4/21/2011

    " Yet another - it just doesn't quit!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Ann | 4/19/2011

    " Great read for a "mystery" & "animal" lover. It is fun to see things from dog's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/8/2011

    " Somehow I missed this when it came out...

    How could you not love Chet? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georginadufour | 4/7/2011

    " Such a good, qick read. I love the humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessika | 4/3/2011

    " Still liking the series. Chet's (the dog) thoughts about the human world make me laugh. I hope Rusty is thinking the same thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loucindy | 4/3/2011

    " More suspenseful and random than the first two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 3/29/2011

    " VERY cute - in the light fun read category!! thanks for the recommendation Kate. :)
    A PI series featuring "man and dog" and the dog narrates the stories. Funny. "

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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 eight Earphones Awards and in 2009 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.