I put off listening to this book because I thought it would break my heart. My little dog is nearing her end and I am having a tough time facing it. Fully expecting a tear jerker, I pressed "play."
Wow was I ever wrong! Well, it does tug at the heartstrings, but in a good way. I always suspected that dogs have a sense of humor and Enzo proved it. Good dog, Enzo!
I listened on my computer with the speaker volume up, so that I could hear the story while working around the house. At one point I walked by my old dog, Zoe, who was laying on her bed. Her ears were up, listening, eyes wide and focused and I'm pretty sure she was enjoying the book too. If she could talk, she would give the story 5 paws up.
This is one of the best audio books in my library and I will listen again and again.
I loved every part of this story, but the ending was wonderful.
One of the best and most convincing performances I have experienced in an audio book.
I couldn't stop listening. At first I was a little tentative, but as the store progressed I couldn't turn it off.
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Incredible author, incredible book, incredible narrator! If you can't decide to have or not this audiobook, don't hesitate - just buy it!
One of my favorite!
I love and adore Enzo!
One of the top.
The depth of character development and very engaging.
Enzo being put in the garage.
You will not be disappointed with this book, the narration perfect and the story line will grab you from start to finish. It was an easy listen book and a great way to spend your time. You will enjoy the time spent
Even though I could have predicted the ending I still enjoyed the journey with the telling of the story from the perspective of Enzo the dog.
For me, it was when Enzo got hit by the car . Don't worry folks, he survived. Even more bittersweet after that. When the grandparents finally lost custody of the little girl and justice did prevail for her father.
Probably envisioning Enzo alone in the house or apartment for three days. Not technically a "favorite" but definitely memorable. Poor guy-I could only imagine how abandoned he felt.
If you are an animal lover and wished you could "talk" to your pet, this bridged the communication divide- even though our animals speak to us through their eyes and body language.
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This audiobook was recommended to me and after hearing it, I can't praise/recommend this audiobook enough. The best aspect of this story is that it is told from Enzo's point of view. In other words this story is told by a dog and it is the most wonderful, refreshing story I have listened to in a long time. It is funny, heart-wrenching, heart-breaking and charming in its simplicity and complexity.
The best part of this story is how intelligent Enzo really is. We learn that Enzo is no ordinary dog. He easily grasps complicated ideas as he comprehends human language/dialogue. He is able to educate himself by watching television and by 'listening' to his master's one-sided conversations, which Dennis has with Enzo about racecar driving, work, life, etc. This smart dog is able to formulate plans of his own, a few of which he carries out at key times. I found myself thinking of my own dogs and smiling constantly while listening to this audiobook. There have been uncountable times when I thought my dogs had acted more human than canine.
I like this narrator. Mr. Welch's voice and manner are perfect. I enjoyed the 'matter-of-fact' way in which he read the story along with his ability to add just the right amount of emotion when needed. This is how I suspect a dog might speak, if a dog could.
Enzo is one smart dog who has a near human soul. The author does an excellent job in constructing the complex inner feelings, thoughts and aspirations of Enzo, whose understands racing and life better than some humans. Enzo cannot articulate it but he wishes Denny to one day become a champion racecar driver and he set a goal, after the death of Eve and in spite of a seemingly unwinnable child-custody suit, to ensure that Denny and Zoe will always be together. Finally and because Enzo works so hard to be ‘human’ his dream for himself is to be reincarnated as one; so he is able to seek out Denny to tell Denny that, "...Enzo says hi." With Enzo's limitless hope and dedication to Dennis, Eve and Zoe we are reminded that even the smallest of hearts can swell to encompass a mountain of love. While listening to this audiobook, I smiled, I laughed and I cried because dogs truly are the purest of love and loyalest of friends. As a listener/reader of this audiobook, I guarantee YOU WILL love Enzo.
I don't think I would listen to it again, but I did enjoy it. Hearing a story from the perspective of the dog was interesting.
My favorite character was Enzo, the dog.
I think when he read the parts about the racing, it really made it more exciting.
This was a good listen for a road trip, though some parts of it were very sad.
touched my heart
Very good narration. Mr. Welch's voice was perfect for the part.
This story was wonderful. I laughed and cried. I hope that my "Sammy" will come visit me if he is now a man! I believe a book is very well written when I have extreme reactions. I became very angry that there are people in this world like in the story that will not blink an eye about ruining someones life with lies as long as they get what they want! Shame on them!
A very Good read-I would recommend to anyone.
Any one who loves canines as much as I do will love this book. I recommend highly.
Enzo of course, the dog that brings the whole story together. Make you smile and tear your heart.
The narration in any audio book is very important, one of the reasons to listen to the 5 minuet free snip it. The emotion, and character voices were just wonderful .
"The Soul of a Dog never Stops Loving"
Recommend to all dog lovers
Listened with my 20-year-old son on a 9-hour carride. What a treat. We were both rivited. Poignant and funny, heartbreaking and triumphant, filled with little gems of life lessons.