This book is excellent. Told from the dogs perspective....characters were great. You can't help but fall in love with all of them and at times the story is gripping keeping at the edge of my seat. At times laughing and of course crying. This is a MUST listen/Read book and I hear the movie is in production this year....so so so so so good...especially if you are a dog lover!!
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
I didn't read the print version.
The relationship between the dog and the humans I the story.
Relationships: A family and their dog
But I REALLY hated the music between parts - it even drowned out the reader sometimes - horrid - but at least it was infrequent.
The story was very sweet - the metaphors were very good - the book was thought provoking, the characters were likable. Makes me look at my dog a little differently.
Wah! Stupid cry dog book. Funny thing is it is the humans in this story that are making me cry not Enzo the dog. How is it possible we can be so cruel to one another? How is it possible we drown so in our grief that we can't see other's pain? Why do we strike out to hurt most those that should love us? And then, how can we call ourselves the evolved species???
Loved, loved, loved this audiobook! The narrator is perfect! I love the story being told thru the eyes of Enzo the family dog. The amazing insights he has & things he is witness to are amazing. This book made me laugh & of course, as any "dog" book is wont to do, made me cry. I found it particularly poignant as I too have an elderly, yellow dog suffering with the same affliction (arthritis) but with cataracts & deafness being added in. We also have a unique relationship, Buddy making it his purpose on this Earth to convince me I love dogs as much or more than I do cats. He has succeeded. Seeing Enzo's life thru his eyes, with his awareness of what is happening to him, well, it really brought these last years, months, moments of Buddy's life into sharp focus for me & makes me want to be a better "dog" mother with what time remains for us, for both of our sakes.
Garth - No
Christopher - Yes
He adds some wonderful emotion to the story. If I had read it instead of listened to it, I probably wouldn't have finished the book.
I am a dog lover, so I enjoyed the story being told from the dog's point of view. It made me cry many times, as I thought about my own dog that has now passed; however, there was so much about racing that I found really boring, and the story itself was really sad. I listened to half, and then took a break for a week to come up for air before finishing it. There was a "jump the shark" moment towards the end, too.
I love the whole concept of writing from a non human characters perspective.
I love listening to Enzo complain about not having thumbs!
Through Enzo's eyes.
A great read. The story is full of love, the human kind and the animal kind. It is also full of sadness, but isn't life full of both? I often wonder if I should own a book rather than borrow it and I am happy I chose to own this one. It is well-written, and performed. I will listen to it again and am happy to recommend it as a must read!
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.
Say something about yourself!
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.