Dog on It

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2009
9 hours 38 minutes
Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may or may not have been kidnapped, but she has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. With Chet's highly trained nose leading the way, their hunt for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locales-until the bad guys try to turn the tables and the resourceful duo lands in the paws of peril. Spencer Quinn's irresistible mystery kicks off a delightful new series that will have readers panting for more.

Enjoyable but the ending doesn’t wrap things up very well. It

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Tiffany L.

I am dog obsessed and love mystery books. This series was written for people like me. Fun, light and a fast read. Great book if you want to be entertained. Do no analyze this series. The only annoyance I had was that Bernie was in a horrible financial situation and he did nothing to help himself in this area... but always seemed to have enough money to get by. (Although as an adult we all know $500 does not get you that far when you're feeding yourself and your dog steaks and paying for biker tabs). I am intrigued enough to read the entire series, but this book has annoying points around Bernie's financial issues.

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Marcel L.

I totally loved this book. What a refreshing approach! And as far as Chet is concerned, I really wish I can have such a canine companion.

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Nice easy listening

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Super Sapper

Excellent listen! I was sceptical to listen to a book through the eyes of a dog helping his human fight crime. It was superb!!

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Terry A. W.

I love the story being told by Chet & the way he is so easily distracted, just like a real dog. It’s a good story (no spoilers here) with a happy ending. Jim Frangione ably brings Chet & the story to life, I would give him 6 stars if it were possible.

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Favorite series ever!

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I found this audiobook to be very entertaining. I got a kick of a dog’s perspective. Would recommend this.

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I love dogs and any books that involve dogs. This book was hilarious and had me laughing so often but the ending was unsatisfying. Overall, it was an okay listen.

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Colman K.

An absolutely fantastic book which far exceeded my expectations. I think a superb narration by Jim Frangione enhanced an already compelling story. Frangione had me in stitches. We have a PI case involving the hunt for a missing girl, told to us by Chet. Chet is the canine half of our double act, along with his owner, Bernie. Fresh, exciting, interesting and absolutely hilarious as Chet, our unreliable narrator often gets sidetracked and somewhat distracted.... burgers, biscuits, interesting smells. Hey, if you had a nose like his, who wouldn't? I don't think you need to be a dog lover to enjoy the book, but maybe you 'get it' a little bit more if you are. It's interesting to see what the thought processes are of our owners. Loyalty, bravery, love, adoration and companionship are definitely at the forefront of the relationship between Bernie and Chet. We have a missing girl case, our unusual double act, several broken marriages, back story, a journalist, mild drug use, a gang banger, an investigation, the police, a distracted parent, money troubles, secrets, property development, dog-napping, Russian villains, a disused mine, the desert, a gang of bikers, a taste for beer, a pet shelter with a close shave, a lot more besides and eventually answers. I think if the story had been told in a more traditional fashion, it perhaps wouldn't have been quite as addictive. I kind of guessed who was up to mischief and why, but it was a fun outing, especially when Chet knew stuff that Bernie didn't. A brilliant opener to a dozen long series (maybe more). Spencer Quinn is a pseudonym for author, Peter Abrahams. I'll definitely be reading more in this series (I already have) and some of Mr Abrahams slightly more serious offerings.

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Frederick P.

Helps pass the miles on a trip. It's a adolescent-level mystery narrated by one of the main characters - a dog.

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Shea Simpson

well read and funny book

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India D.

loved this book! pretty silly, reminded me of the Hank the Cowdog children's books- but an adult version. great easy listen for those who love a little crime, animals and mystery!

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Nice, silly story.

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Enjoyed the book, but I think it was written for 14 year-olds.

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Irene L.

Good read from a different angle which was refreshing

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