Awesome story and great narration. I'm listening to my second audiobook now and the narration is OK at best when compared to Welch. Welch really helped the listeners connect and feel every emotion of the characters. He even changed his voice from time to time.
The story itself is great and is quite inspring. I would recommend this book.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. C.S. Lewis
Okay, I was steered away from the use of anthropomorphism in maybe the ninth grade, maybe earlier.
I considered this piece for a long time before I purchased it.
The references to great road drivers is very entertaining. The hard turn into dark crisis in the middle of the book surprised me (I didn't know the plot before reading.)
The sudden appearance of the resolution may have put me off just a little; I like a solid ending, but this one came quick.
Yes, I cried at the end. I am a dog person, after all. It's been six years since I had my last dog put to sleep, and this book brought up many good emotional memories of time spent in a dog's company.
Yes it's a great story
The over all story line was really amazing
He brought a really passion for what he was reading and brought the charctors to life
Love this book
Not really. I got bored.
I did not feel the tension or surprise of this story.
Convincing, pleasant, tonal.
I thought this was going to be more "Marley & Me" or "Lassie". But after awhile I lost interest in the canine/human relationships.
Avid Audio Book listener. Usual suspects are Leadership, Business, Philosophy, Biographies, and Random Fiction. But once every couple of months I choose a book I might not have picked...ever...but with good reviews.
You don't need to be a dog lover. In fact, the story of Enzo is so beautiful that you will walk away with a tear in your eye. Appreciating every moment of it. If you need inspiration from this beauty of a mess we call life, pick this book up today!
Yes, absolutely. It's a very sweet and smart story. I love the fact that it was from the dogs point of view.
Without question it was Enzo. Probably because I'm a big dog lover, I have 2 myself, and love the idea that they may think and feel and understand things like we do.
No. I would like to though. He is a very good reader.
Enzo. The way he loves and cares for "his people" was so touching. I alternated between laughing and crying.
Surprisingly great book. I loved the analogies between life and car racing and how the dog gives us insights that were surprising, sad, and hopeful.
A book written by a dog about the life of his human and his reflections on possibly becoming human in his next life. With wisdom told in racing analogies - this story works for everyone - pet lovers, those with no interest in pets, people who love racing and those who have no use for sports analogies - - but it helps to have an interest in life, what it means and how a keen observer might interpret the ups and downs of our lives. I could not stop listening and my kids enjoyed it too. (I would say teens and up). I sent it to several friends and two said, I see you've found my favorite book. A new one to me that I highly recommend to you.
Everything, there is nothing not to love about this book!
He really got into the character of a dog.
You get really attached to the characters, and especially the narrator (a dog!). Parts of the story were hard to read (emotionally) and were a bit depressing, but you always want to know what happens next. And the ending totally made me cry, which may not be a great idea while I'm going down the highway at 70 mph. highly recommend this book!
This book had a personal effect on me like no other.There were so many things in this book I have experienced, it was overwhelming.Porsche race cars as owner and driver, description of what it feels like at speed, description of tracks I have been to as well ect.But the most compelling was the dog. Do not want to be a spoiler but I had same thing happened to me 20 years ago.Let me just say, as middle aged Midwestern Lutheran male we are not known for our emotional displays but there were a couple times I simply had to stop as it was just too much, even now, this is hard to write down.Keep in mind there were some VERY funny parts as well.Perhaps because there was so much I could directly relate to but this was one of the best books I have ever listened to.
The dog, as you could see the world through his eyes.
The story seemed to flow so well, you could believe Enzo was telling the story.
Yes. Both laugh and cry, can read my initial comment for details.
Don't pass this one up.