The person that did the reading had a very pleasant voice.
I was surprised with the story line. Enjoyed to the end.
A friend of mine recommended this book to me, and I had no idea what I'd been missing all these years. I realize this is an older book, but if you missed this like I did, please take the time to listen to it. The narrator was PERFECT for this story as well which makes all the difference.
This entire novel is told from the dog's point of view. As a dog lover, I really appreciated this approach. I'm convinced half the time that my dogs really do understand when I talk to them, so this was a wonderful indulgence to hear what the dog thinks when he's being spoken to or to know what he's observed.
It's a well-written story that kept my attention all the way through and brought up every emotion creating everything from belly-laughs to tears. I highly, highly recommend this!
I really enjoyed this book and couldnt wait for opportunities to
steal away and be with this family.
I was attacked with a frieght train of emotion at the end when Denny realizs Enzo has come back to him. What love between two souls!
Enzo. It is amazing to get a glimpse of such profound wisdom and compassion surrounded by a ball of frustration for being bound by physical limitations. What a masterful writer for portraying it in a a way that you can actually feel it.
I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting but I also knew I didnt want it to end. I cried to the point of heaves as Enzo ran out the back door into the field. I wanted to go back to the chapter when Enzo rode in the racecar!!
This book is excellent. Told from the dogs perspective....characters were great. You can't help but fall in love with all of them and at times the story is gripping keeping at the edge of my seat. At times laughing and of course crying. This is a MUST listen/Read book and I hear the movie is in production this year....so so so so so good...especially if you are a dog lover!!
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
I didn't read the print version.
The relationship between the dog and the humans I the story.
Relationships: A family and their dog
But I REALLY hated the music between parts - it even drowned out the reader sometimes - horrid - but at least it was infrequent.
The story was very sweet - the metaphors were very good - the book was thought provoking, the characters were likable. Makes me look at my dog a little differently.
Garth - No
Christopher - Yes
He adds some wonderful emotion to the story. If I had read it instead of listened to it, I probably wouldn't have finished the book.
I am a dog lover, so I enjoyed the story being told from the dog's point of view. It made me cry many times, as I thought about my own dog that has now passed; however, there was so much about racing that I found really boring, and the story itself was really sad. I listened to half, and then took a break for a week to come up for air before finishing it. There was a "jump the shark" moment towards the end, too.
I love the whole concept of writing from a non human characters perspective.
I love listening to Enzo complain about not having thumbs!
Through Enzo's eyes.
A great read. The story is full of love, the human kind and the animal kind. It is also full of sadness, but isn't life full of both? I often wonder if I should own a book rather than borrow it and I am happy I chose to own this one. It is well-written, and performed. I will listen to it again and am happy to recommend it as a must read!
I put off listening to this book because I thought it would break my heart. My little dog is nearing her end and I am having a tough time facing it. Fully expecting a tear jerker, I pressed "play."
Wow was I ever wrong! Well, it does tug at the heartstrings, but in a good way. I always suspected that dogs have a sense of humor and Enzo proved it. Good dog, Enzo!
I listened on my computer with the speaker volume up, so that I could hear the story while working around the house. At one point I walked by my old dog, Zoe, who was laying on her bed. Her ears were up, listening, eyes wide and focused and I'm pretty sure she was enjoying the book too. If she could talk, she would give the story 5 paws up.
This is one of the best audio books in my library and I will listen again and again.
I loved every part of this story, but the ending was wonderful.
One of the best and most convincing performances I have experienced in an audio book.
I couldn't stop listening. At first I was a little tentative, but as the store progressed I couldn't turn it off.