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.
The story reminded me of my son who is much like the lead character, a hard-working man of character, who works on BMWs and loves cars and racing.
It was so unique to hear the story from Enzo's (the man's dog) point of view - totally unique and inspiring!
Denny was my favorite and of course, Enzo.
Enzo was the most memorable because he gave us a window into a dog's point of view of our world.
I felt the dog!
Denny was my favorite because he never gave up and always loved freely!
My favorite scene was when Eve's father fed Enzo the peprocinni the second time.
Eve because she was so likable.
This book was a real tear jerker so be prepared. I believe the author captured the very essence of any dogs demeanor. I could actually see any dog I have known trying to think like Enzo did in the book.
This book has SO MUCH potential!
Overall: If this book were a movie, I would not pay to go to the theater and see it; I wouldn’t even spend the money on renting it. I would however watch it if it came on regular cable.
The dog perspective is a great listen-- I was worried it would be cheesy coming from a dog, but it really wasn’t... it was great and sometimes funny. The dog had human thoughts for the most part with a few funny dog-like behaviors thrown in for good measure.
The family and the general story had a good outline but I did not enjoy the development of the story. There were a lot of complications that were cleaned up too easily, too shortly towards the very end. Not to mention I am not into racing cars. I get the comparison that was being made, but still found myself very bored with the descriptive parts about cars and/or racing them.