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Summary

Unbeknownst to all but a select few, Jim is a federal agent whose skills and sled dogs are often pressed into service to thwart criminals and foreign agents operating in Alaska and beyond. On short notice he and his dogs must be prepared to sled or fly to hotspots to covertly perform their duty, train other handlers on a snow-covered mountaintop in Hawaii, or even provide eye-candy for an impromptu presidential publicity event.     

As part of his cover, Jim teaches the art and science of dog sledding in Alaska. It is a team effort between the driver and the dogs. They must learn from each other and perform in perfect harmony. This story chronicles their actions as well as the magic between the dogs and a female veterinarian who 'talks' to them. One must always listen to the dogs, too. They know. They always know. You just have to ask them the right way.

©2017 Jon Sniderman (P)2019 Jon Sniderman

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  • Neesie315
  • 03-08-21

The Dogs Know

This was an enjoyable short book about the relationship between a Federal Agent stationed in Alaska and his team of sled dogs. The main character, Jim, soon realizes that he can trust his dogs and if he does, he will be much safer.

I enjoyed the descriptions of the human/canine relationship and the bonds between them, especially when you have sled dogs. I especially liked the animal behaviorist/Veterinarian and her ability to communicate with the dogs.

My only complaint with the book is that it was more a collection of short tales without a lot of substance. Jim would start talking about a case he was working, then abruptly say, "It's classified and I can't elaborate". I think I would have liked it more if it was a longer story with more cohesiveness.

The narrator did a pretty good job but his voice was a little monotone at times. I was given the chance to listen to this audioobook by the publisher and chose to review it.

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  • Kurt E. Karlson
  • 31-10-20

The Dogs Know

A sweet story about a federal agent, some of his adventures and his relationship with his dogs!

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  • JM
  • 12-10-20

Yes, Dogs Know

Good story about dog's, dog sledding and the frozen north, and yes totally dogs do know, that is one of the finer points about dogs, the story and characters were solid, JT Farrell did a fine job narrating...I received this audiobook for free in a promo, and I am giving my voluntary and unbiased review.

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  • Diane Reynolds
  • 11-10-20

It’s an laundry list of cool almost stories

I thought this book sounded awesome. I was intrigued by the concept of mystery solving dogs and their master.

It is exactly what it says on the tin, but it’s more a book report on a bunch of great novels than a thriller or story of its own.

Very disappointing. Just as the story really gets underway, it ends with ‘it’s classified but the dogs know’ tag line. After about the sixth time, I began wishing the dog was writing the book... gave up after 11 chapters.

I don’t think the narrator had a lot to work with, but his voice only contributed to the book report feeling of the piece.

If you like conspiracy theory and pseudo realistic spy reports, you’ll enjoy this. If you’re looking for a thriller, keep looking.

I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-20

bow wow wow

i love dogs they are super smart. loved the book. and the narrator was great. maybe funny sometimes

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  • ReadingRover
  • 13-04-19

Solid story about the relationship between dogs & people

I really enjoyed this book and the way the story reflected the bond between humans and dogs. It was about a federal agent and the missions he went on that included his dog sled team. I would have liked if it wasn’t so vague and more details were given about the missions though those were not the real focal points of the story. It was more about the dogs and the relationship of the people with them and what they could understand of one another.
I was not really sure as to what the targeted audience was for this book. Again by the way the stories were told it could have been anything from middle grade to adult.
As for the narrator. He spoke very slowly. So slowly that I had to speed the book up to 1.75x in order to really enjoy it and get into it. If I hadn’t I think I would have lost interest.
All that being said it was a solid story. I enjoyed it once it really got going. 3.5 stars

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  • Virginia
  • 04-03-19

Great Story!

What a great story by Jon Sniderman. Yes, I agree that the dog always knows. They have built in radar for sure! The vet had built in radar in this tale. J T Farrell did a fine job narrating it!