I can't say without having read the print version.
I have long thought that there was more to dogs than most people think. This book was an excellent representation of that. Who could think differently after sitting and looking down into those soulful eyes. While I do not worship dogs, I do think very highly of them.
The possessed zebra.
“A horse is just a horse of course” (“Mr. Ed” the old sit com) and although it does not rime, Enzo, is a dog of course.
Reading “The Art of Racing in The Rain” as the same kind of genre, BUT this, although narrated by Enzo is a quick, fun read with Enzo, the dog, being the narrator. You see the good and bad in his master’s life through his eyes.
I have to say that one part toward the end of this novel is a real stretch to believe, but upon rereading it and seeing that it is in italics, I now see that this was what Enzo would have done for Denny if he could have, not necessarily what really happened. This segment shows Enzo's loyalty to Denny. However, I had a difficult time figuring this out and thought the section should have been left out.
Seeing a dysfunctional family through the eyes of a worldly wise dog was an enjoyable read. Enzo shifted between seeing human frailty and “doggy” pissed when he defecated on something that belonged to someone he disliked or chewed the little girl’s stuffed animals.
Enzo is still a true hero in the way he influences and communicates with Denny, Eve and his family.
The teenager from the Preppie School that tried to frame him. I don’t think so… That is why I gave it one less star.
Still loved the story.
Say something about yourself!
The story was heart warming. It was really funny at parts, and had some dark turns. Not an intellectual book, but it was a highly entertaining one.
Great tone of voice.
I loved the dogs theories. The ending was great.
Easy enough to listen to while driving, but I couldn't leave it in the car. I blazed through this one.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
This is a great story from a unique perspective...that of a dog. This is a story about a dog and his man...and racing too. I have listened to this book three times now...it is that good.
I am legally blind and talking books are the way I survive.
This is a must read. I sat listening to this masterpiece with my Labrador at my feet and I could not help but wonder what she was thinking and who was in fact master.
I don't usually like books that anthropomorphosize animals. It's an eye-rolling premise. Normally. This is not a 'normal' book. This is a little piece of written artwork and the dog's narrative was perfect. No one else could have done it. This book is about a dog and his man, about racing cars, about how families support and betray each other, about success and failure, about living and dying, and mostly about love. This is a story told by a dog on the verge of human-hood.
It didn't blow my mind... but there were some sweet moments, and also some good humor. It was a little different coming from the perspective of a dog.
The person that did the reading had a very pleasant voice.
I was surprised with the story line. Enjoyed to the end.
A friend of mine recommended this book to me, and I had no idea what I'd been missing all these years. I realize this is an older book, but if you missed this like I did, please take the time to listen to it. The narrator was PERFECT for this story as well which makes all the difference.
This entire novel is told from the dog's point of view. As a dog lover, I really appreciated this approach. I'm convinced half the time that my dogs really do understand when I talk to them, so this was a wonderful indulgence to hear what the dog thinks when he's being spoken to or to know what he's observed.
It's a well-written story that kept my attention all the way through and brought up every emotion creating everything from belly-laughs to tears. I highly, highly recommend this!
I really enjoyed this book and couldnt wait for opportunities to
steal away and be with this family.
I was attacked with a frieght train of emotion at the end when Denny realizs Enzo has come back to him. What love between two souls!
Enzo. It is amazing to get a glimpse of such profound wisdom and compassion surrounded by a ball of frustration for being bound by physical limitations. What a masterful writer for portraying it in a a way that you can actually feel it.
I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting but I also knew I didnt want it to end. I cried to the point of heaves as Enzo ran out the back door into the field. I wanted to go back to the chapter when Enzo rode in the racecar!!