The Art of Racing in the Rain ranks as one of my top 10 in all the audiobooks I've listened to so far.
Seeing the world from a dog's perspective was fresh, new, and surprisingly poignant.
Christopher Evan Welch read with feeling and without manipulation. He just lets the listener feel what he or she fees without trying to coerce.
One of the most original films of the year!
Thoroughly enjoyed my time spent listening to The Art of Racing in the Rain!
Audio is much better. The emotion is there when there's a narratorTh
The ending is unforgettable
Enzo the dog who touched me so much that I now have an ENZO shirtEnz
Enzo's dad and of course Enzo. They are commited.
Passed this book up a long time because of the auto racing theme. Was I wrong!
This story has become my favorite. If you're a dog lover then this will be an interesting perspective. Our dogs feel pain and love and compassion for us, though the eyes of the main character. Using the lessons learned through racing, this book takes the reader through the love and heartache a dog feels for its owner(s) throughout its life. By doing so, the main character helps us see the simplicity of ourselves and the ways we unwittingly and unnecessarily complicate our lives. I found myself wondering how I might see myself, if I needed only the companionship of my family, food, water, and a little play time.
I thoroughly enjoyed this listen and found myself crying and generally emotionally swayed by the story.
Yes, definitely, I enjoyed every moment of this book, the dog, Enzo, is both intelligent and funny.
Enzo himself. For one thing, his imagination during the trial.
No, this is the first, haven't found another yet.
Enzo, the wonderdog.
hope there are many more coming from Mr. Rosenfeldt.
When I first started to listen to this I thought "OK, let's see where this is going to go..." as I had my doubts. Fortunately, friends that had recommended it said I would probably feel that way, as they did too. That only lasted maybe 5-10 minutes at the most and then I was in....even if you have never owned a dog, you will never look another one in the eye again the same way. Run, don't walk, and add this book to your library!
I only have the audio version....so I can't really compare. But it is the print version actually just read by someone else..
Enzo's take on the humans in his life.
Too many...the entire story!
Little bit crazy but prefer the term eccentric. I am a recluse by nature so I live for my books and the friends I find within their pages.
The voice the author gave to Enzo was so believable and endearing, I fell in love with this dog from the first page. Denny's devotion and love for his friend is also heart warming especially for a dog owner like myself as I have felt this attachment.
It is the first book I have ever read which was written from a dog's perspective. Would be hard to follow I think.
The author is very clever and has approached the story in a unique way speaking from Enzo's perspective of events unfolding around him. Fresh idea, done well.
No negative comments at all. Performance was superb.
Very sad at times but that is life.
For dog lovers this book speaks to us in a special language only we know well. The special look, for instance that my dog, Murphy, can give me, melts my heart. He KNOWS! The truth of our lives are summed up on this, "The problem is not the problem, the problem is how we react to the problem and resourcefully solve that problem first, then the first problem can be solved. If we could all have the eyes of our dog, just like the poor of sight people have with their special friends, and see our problems like they do, they could help us navigate our lives so much better.
Well told with the twist and turns of a race day in Indianapolis. You don't have to be a race car driver nor want to race in the rain to understand the beauty of a exhilarate race to finish even in the rain.
I loved this book and the narrator is good also. I love Enzo and wish he were my dog.
Denny had alot of misery and I wish the ending would have given him some more happiness. Maybe this book needs a sequel of his days in Italy.