Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
I am going to listen again, because you always get more out of a book the second time you listen to it, but some are more worth the time than others. This is one of those that is more than worth it.
Marley and Me, in that the central character is a dog that you come to love like a member of your own family. It also has that element of how our dogs are truly bonded to we humans lucky enough to have them.
Enzo, the dog, of course. I believed I was seeing through a dog's eyes. I saw what he did, and knew when his imagination was taking over.
"Race" to see this one!"
This would be a great movie - but Enzo MUST BE narrated by Tom Hanks. He would be the best dog ever.
This is a great book, serious, funny,enjoyable
The seen with the zebra was my favorite
This book made me laugh an cry, dogs are family members an they have personalities like Enzo.
Finally finding time to enjoy my first love... "reading" ... in a whole new way that fits into my busy schedule.
I had an acquaintance recommend this book to me and I was honestly a little skeptical because I didn't think I would like a book told from a animal's view point. I have got to say that I was enthralled from the opening passage. I fell I'm love with the characters and sincerely dreaded knowing the end of the book was near.
You will not regret the credit nor the time invested.
I generally don't listen to a book a second time, but I could see listening to this again.
Two very different scenes for very different reasons. The final scene for obvious reasons. It was very touching and sweet.
Ok, don't think less of me, but the scene where Enzo decides to accept hot peppers from the awful father in law, I laughed out loud at the end of that one!
This wasn't what I was expecting at all. I guess I thought it was going to be light and cute. There was much more to it, I laughed, I cried, I worried, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
If I wasn't smart enough to have listened to this book while curled up under my bed then I would have said that I hated it. I consider myself to be a hardened individual with no soul, but this book had me locked in the fetal position in tears, story at max volume to find out what happens next.
The way that Stein weaves this tale is bone-chillingly believable. I might as well have been Enzo, watching on as life keeps moving with no way to intervene.
There is a raw sense of emotion in his voice that wouldn't be experienced if read. He was definitely a good choice for this book.
Name is a perfect fit.
As the description says, if you've ever even looked at a dog in a friendly manner, you haven't experienced life until you've experienced this book.
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the narrator was great and hit the emotions of each of the characters perfectly.
The narrator was a dog :)
No I have not
The title fits the book perfectly
This book is brilliant. Told through the eyes of a beloved dog. It is a must read/listen for any collector of stories. I am not a race fan and there is quit a bit mentioned in the book but the story is simply about the love of a dog, through a dog's eyes, for his master. There were some parts that were very emotional. Loved it.
From the mouths of babes...uh...dogs. I love Enzo's reflections on life through the eyes of man's best friend and television. This book is a delight from start to finish.