The narration on this book is wonderful.
Can't think of any, this is an amazing book
He really gives voice to Enzo, makes you feel it more then just reading
I laughed, I cried, went from happy to sad and was stunned and amazed.
It is truly an amazing book, whether read or listened to it is worth the time!
Being a bookseller living outside of Chicago why would I buy audible books? Because I love to listen to them when I really want to relax!
I listen at night, and this book kept me up all night! A marriage torn apart, a man following his dreams with his dog at his side, trying to recapture his little girl from the grandparents who consider him a loser. Great story and narration.
I had my doubts about a book in the POV of a dog, but I was pleasantly surprised. First of all, I LOVED the narrator Christopher Evan Welch. I will listen to another book of his. There is a soothing approach to his reads and when he moves to a female voice, I believe it.
This book has a ton of heart, even through the stressful parts of the story. You root for Enzo and Denny. I don't even like race car driving, but the sections of the book that refer to racing was actually fascinating to me.
I absolutely recommend this book. It's short, sweet and fantastic.
Maybe I'm just a sucker for a book with a dog but this was unexpectedly good. The way the author mixes in the race metaphors/facts really supported the story. I can't say enough great things about this book. Read it read it!
I absolutely adore this book!! Enzo the Dog will have you laughing and crying! He tells the story of his life with such realness and heart that it makes you want to be like him!! Do yourself a favor and get this book...I promise you will not be sorry!!
This was a well written book with life as seen through a dog's eyes. I fell in love with both the dog and his owner. I am a picky reader (listener) and have no complaints in any way. Highly recommended.
This is one of the best audio-books I've listened to over the past several years.
Getting to know life through Enzo was so wonderful. Amazingly, it never felt like a gimmick, though it is hard to describe the book without it seeming gimmicky.
Enzo, I will miss you and Denny in my car racing to work everyday rain or shine. I loved this book as an audio experience..not even sure how the written word tops this it.
My advise: Sit back and let this brilliant book just happen..you will fall into love with the loyal and wise Enzo and never look at your own dog the same way again, but, don't expect your standard man meets dog, loves dog, loses dog kind of story. This dog and his family will be in your heart forever and that tells you alot about this unexpected joy of a book..
I cannot tell you how much I loved this book! Garth Stein adeptly uses his knowledge of high performance car racing as a metaphor for navigating life's joys and sorrows, triumphs and tragedies. But the cool thing is that he tells it all through the eyes of a dog named Enzo.
Surely, anyone who's ever owned a pet--particularly a dog--has wondered what that pet is thinking. Stein artfully crafts this story about the life of Enzo and his master, Denny, from the time he was just a puppy until his passing at a ripe-old age in dog years. (But the story doesn't quite end there, thankfully.)
Denny is single when he adopts Enzo; they love each other deeply and life couldn't be better. Then Denny meets and marries a wonderful woman; Enzo is a bit jealous. But eventually he warms to her as she warms to him. Denny and his wife have a baby; Enzo is protective. Enzo's keen sense of smell alerts him of impending danger, but he is powerless to tell those he loves, and life turns dark for Denny for a long time.
I know virtually nothing about racing, other than what I have watched on TV, but through this story I learned to appreciate the nuances of driving--particularly driving a course in the rain. That, in turn, taught me a thing or two about navigating those slippery, scary times in life.
Listening to this book, I laughed (really hard), I cried (tears down the cheeks!), and I got angry (really angry). And I thought a little more about how my own pet and I communicate. I know parts of this book will resonate in me for a while.
In the end, I realized that this is one of my favorite books I've ever read. I'll probably listen to it several more times in coming years -- something I almost never do. Thanks, Garth!