Arf : Bowser and Birdie

  • by Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by James Frangione
  • Series: Bowser and Birdie
  • 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author and King of Canines Spencer Quinn is back with the next Woof book.
Bowser Is Back!
Bowser the dog is doing great. He's been adopted by Birdie, the greatest girl in the world, and he gets lots of love, lots of walks, and sometimes even bacon!
But why is Birdie looking so worried? Who broke into their house? Why is the new girl in town digging into the old mystery of what really happened to Birdie's dad, a policeman killed in the line of duty?
Bowser better keep his ears perked and his paws at the ready. A murder case that went cold long ago is fixing to get way too hot.
Woof, the first Birdie and Bowser book, debuted on the New York Times best seller list, and Bowser is back with all his signature charm (and slobber) in Arf!

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So great that kids can enjoy this duo

It's delightful that fans who are too young for the Chet & Bernie series can enjoy this one. Jeff Frangione is perfect and the story is well paced for young listeners.
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- Robin

juvenile story, good for 4th graders

Don't get me wrong, I love Spencer Quinn and the dogs he has created. I like Birdie and I like Bowser. But since Birdie is 11 years old, her thoughts and conversations are elementary school stuff. It got a little tiresome in the middle, but the wind-up and end were great despite the convenient, near-preposterous take down of the bad guy.

The end was also great for the deep-story resolution, and the characters developed. I wonder how much more Birdie could poke her nose into in this little bayou town; will there be more mysteries she can solve? If she really does keep going, it will be hard to make the books of adult interest, but I would have loved them as a kid. Quinn does a wonderful job with dog psychology and ideation, so I hope he can come up with more cases! And, of course, James Frangione knows how to speak dog; he is just delightful.
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- Trudy Owens

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2016
  • Publisher: Scholastic Audio