• The Iggy Chronicles, Volume One

  • A Chet and Bernie Mystery Short Story
  • By: Spencer Quinn
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (382 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Iggy is a dog who doesn’t get out much, so it’s big news when elderly Mr. Parsons knocks on Bernie’s door to say that Iggy has vanished. In the search for Iggy, Chet and Bernie find Mrs. Parsons unconscious on her bedroom floor, in need of urgent medical care. But it’s only when they arrive at the hospital that things get really interesting. With a jewel thief making short work of hospital patients’ valuables, it seems that Iggy is not alone in disappearing right out from under somebody’s nose. Suspects are plentiful and witnesses are few. But when little Iggy reappears, tail wagging, it turns out he holds the key to solving the entire affair. In addition to a clever caper and the return of much-beloved characters, this gem of a short story is a testament to the enduring power of friendship in all its forms: neighbor to neighbor, man to dog, dog to dog. Here is a treat you’ll devour in one sitting - rather like Chet with a juicy steak that’s been momentarily left unattended!

©2013 Spencer Quinn (P)2014 Recorded Books

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It's great--give us more, please!

I'm trying not to be greedy here, but I love the Chet and Bernie stories, and the last couple have only been short stories (the Chet "prequel" and now this darling little Iggy tale). I'm happy for every word, line and paragraph that Spencer Quinn writes. He captures a way of"Dog-Think" that is at times very funny, and at other times really quite poignant, even philosophical, imagining the world from a dog's perspective. But I sure miss the longer books.

This one involves the neighbors. The wife is hospitalized, and somehow Iggy gets loose on the floors of the hospital and can't be found. Which is the setup for Chet and Bernie to solve a little mystery on the side, as they search for Iggy.

If you have never listened to any from this series, this would be okay. But if you are a long time fan of The World According To Chet, as I have been for quite some time, I think this works better to be heard after already knowing the characters. As always, Jim Frangione narrates very well. I have never read a Chet and Bernie book in paper form, so Mr. Frangione IS Chet to me. It is an adorable series. Chet is both smart and at times, hilarious. For something light, this whole series is really fun.

But, please, Mr. Quinn, how about another full-length book?



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As with all Bernie and Chet stories the narration is great and Chet is entertaining. There just wasn't much story to be developed in an hour of listening. It was clearly marked as a short story so it's not like there was any deception about what was purchased. Buyers have to judge for themselves if they want to spend it on such a short listen.

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Chet & Bernie rescue Iggy

From Chet's point of view, Iggy MIA means he's probably out having fun. However, a mystery is involved and our sleuths save the day.

As always, Jim Frangione has the narration of a short attention span and dog reasoning perfect!

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Great for a short road trip!

Great story for the family! I love Chet the Jet! Spencer Quinn just understands the dog mind! I read every Chet and Bernie book that i can get ahold of!!!

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I love Chet and Bernie!

I love the Chet and Bernie books. I love the concept of the story being told from the dog's point of view.

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Dog meets detective...

I enjoyed this sick story very much. everything to?d from the dogs perspective . simple plot good characters a fun read.

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cute little story

I guess this is meant to be the first of several stories featuring Iggy, but it is just one, and I am not aware of others. It is cute and sweet in its way, but not a full mystery like the books (it is just over one hour). It's okay, but I hope Mr. Quinn will write more. Jim Frangione is amazing as always as Chet.

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Fun short story

Good fast read. Great story, keeps you interested to hear the next Iggy Chronicles Volumes.

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The Best Dog Friends Detective Story EVER!!

Will there ever be a volume Two short story?
I have read every Chet and Bernie story you have written..actually listened to Jim Frangione read them. Im a 70 year young lady. You are the Best author and Jim the Best narrator I have ever enjoyed!!! I listen to the two short stoys at least twice a month.
I start all of them starting with my favorites again. I lived in
" The Valley" ten years, have been in a town North of Tucson thirty years...Catalina. I love you reminding me or all the old places we liked to enjoy. Thank you for bringing a joy in my life no other person could have Ever done!! You have a wonderful gift! Jim brings them alive! I love you both!!




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Short Chet and Bernie Story

Good as an introduction,, but the longer adventures are more engaging. However, Chet is a great narrator!