More philosophical than story telling, the dog's perspective made me look at my own two dogs with new eyes, reminded about what they were smelling and how they felt about my repetitive phrases when I speak to them.
I would recommend the book to friends who have dogs, since the dog's perspective overwhelmed the story line. However, I am intrigued how teenagers might feel about this unique way of reading someone's philosophy of life. Good book to prepare a child for the old age death of his dog!
My first audio-book, it was my company in a 10 hour flight, it just got me, I cried and laughed with Enzo.
Enzo, of course.
From the heart and soul of a Dog
It ranks as the top book
The dog, because he said what he really felt about everything
When the dog rode with Denny on the race track
The dog because he was so loving
Loved the racing references too
A great book! Rarely am I so moved and captivated by a book that I can not get a book out of my mind. A dog lover myself, I now look at my dog and wonder what he understands
This story held me all the way from the beginning to the end - I laughed, I cried, and I was in the story with Enzo.
The ending was amazing - I detest when a book leaves you hanging and this one did not do that. It was lovely closure and a great ending to a very well written book.
I believed him - he became the characters - he was not just reading something, he became each one of the characters in the book.
This messages conveyed by this book lingered with me for months after I finished listening. This is an inspirational story about the strength of the human spirit, whether it is encased by a human's or a dog's body. The narrator's performance was great and engaging, he managed to naturally add excitement and feeling to every page. I would recommend this book/audiobook to everyone. "That which you manifest is before you"--great life lesson!
Christian, wife, mother, GRANDMOTHER and nurse. I love audible because it allows me to do two things at once: 'read' & exercise or . . .
Excellent. It brought tears and cheers. A fine listen, light hearted at times, heart heavy at others.
For dog lovers, it confirms what we already know - that dogs are intelligent as well as intuitive beings and therefore, really are man's best friend.
A perfect fit for narration both for the story and for the dog's thoughts. Pleasant to listen to.
While the story from the dog's point of view was probably complete, I was left wanting more about Denny, the owner. The story line was excellent but I still wanted more! I would love to hear more about his life in Europe. Maybe he could get a new puppy and there could be a sequel??!!
I loved the touching nature of the story and the way Stein weaves life wisdom into a story that's seemingly about a race car driver and his dog. His advice to
Enzo. How can you not fall in love with a TV watching dog who seems to have it all figured out?
This book was a complete surprise. I stumbled across it and it sounded odd but intriguing, so I tried it. Was I ever glad I did!!!!
The tale involves the relationship between Denny and Enzo, and Enzo's evolution into his own humanity. It is such a refreshingly original approach to telling a story I was rivetted from start to finish. Enzo's view of his own life, his mortality and his loyalty toward his master will leave you longing for such a friend.
The reader was terrific. Nothing fancy, but very well read. He made all of the characters come alive, not with voices, but with his dramatic inflection and timing.
The whole book is moving, but the ending is brilliantly written, particularly if you are a dog lover. I found it validating and strangely comforting.
This story takes twists and turns that you would not expect from a typical story about a