This may end up being one of your favorite new series but it was just fluff to me. I really enjoyed the narrator and liked that it takes place in Flagstaff, AZ but that's about the extent of it. It reads like a light version of The Blacklist or some other TV show where a woman finds out how strong she really is under the guidance of a man who is not who he appears to be. Oh, and throw in the current but stale theme in screenplays, corporate greed, add a little romance, sprinkle with some between-girls banter and you've got Don't Order Dog. Yawn.
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If you could sum up Don't Order Dog in three words, what would they be?
Fantastic fun ride!
Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?
A slow starter that quickly picks up pace. Well developed characters and a plot that lured me in until I couldn't stop listening.
Which scene was your favorite?
Great, highly-evocative scenes from around the world kept my interest throughout, but my favorite place was the warm, cozy bar in Flagstaff.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I listened to this book in just three sittings - a first for me.
Any additional comments?
Can't wait for the next book!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I liked the story line and look forward to more from this author. I really enjoy the narrator Paul Michael.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
If the actions and dialogue made any sense in the real world, it could have been an interesting story.
What was most disappointing about C. T. Wente’s story?
The devil is in the details and there were so many details that just didn't add up. I simply can't believe that this story is possible unless I also believe the world is peopled with idiots. The characters act so contrary to reason. So many times I had to laugh out loud at the failed attempts to be dramatic.
What three words best describe Paul Michael’s voice?
I actually liked his work with another series but one of his characters (Male) sounded inexplicably like Mae West. The way he read another character sounded too urban for Flagstaff.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Don't Order Dog?
The scene when a person who had just been shot with a tranquilizer proceeds to question the shooter in detail about what she was shot with and their motive and he advised her shot her with a fast acting paralytic... not really fast if you're standing there talking about it. And every time a character fails to say the first thing that would come to anyone's mind to prolong the drama. It's a cheap trick and was used far too much. I could go on and on.
An absolute fantastic debut by C.T. Wente. This book kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through. I highly recommend giving it a listen!!
This book held my attention from the title to the last word! I cannot wait till the next one!