I think it was even better as an audiobook than it would have been as a regular book because the great voice made the story even better to listen to.
His tone, pace, and inflection were great.
I've only listened to probably a handful of books so far and this is my number one.
When Enzo described his night with the zebra.
The last scene of the book, when they met the boy.
The last scene of the book, when they met the boy.
The book was a great book, it made you laugh and cry and just feel good. I wish I had read the book so that I would have been with the characters longer. I listened to the book in two days driving a 3.5 hours each day. If I had read the book I think I may have felt more for the characters. Overall, it was a great listen and made my commute that much shorter!
Writer, retired now 11 years and living at the beach, writing, golfing, enjoying my "second act."
I listened to the Audible.com version while I (tried to) read the Kindle e-book, but the Audible version had chapters and exposition the Kindle ebook did not, and the vocabulary was different. Throughout the experience, I would have to leave the ebook while the audible version went into much more narrative. Chapter 13 (I think) of the Audible version doesnt even appear anywhere in the book.
I enjoyed the story, cried at the end, and can only hope my two corgis are as in love with me as Enzo was with Denny.
But the reading/listening experience was very disruptive. And I have no way of knowing whether the ebook or the audible version is the culprit, or why there would be two distinctly different versions. I could understand the Audible being different (abridged vs unabridged) but I can't see why the Audible version would be LONGER than the book.
Enzo is having the best adventure a dog could have with his race car driving owner Danny.. Enzo is smart and a true 'racing' dog and is the pit crew for Danny's unfolding life. Full of twists and turns, this is a great read.
His pacing and style were excellent additions to an already great story.
When Enzo encounters the zebra, I thought I was going to fall off the bed laughing.
I have not read the book but through the audio version I felt as I could almost hear what my own dogs would be say to me if I only listened. I have an 11 year old mutt whose health is failing who has been a loyal and lovable companion who has taught me many of life's lesson. Reading THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN was comforting as I do feel animals can communicate with humans. So, the many conversations that Laverne and I have had about her health, what she means to me and how I promise to be there for her till the end- don't seem so ridiculous now.
What I liked best about the book besides the dog's point of view on human behavior, I enjoyed the analogies between the art of racing and the art of living. It was a great read. I'm sure I will reread it at some point.
No, this book was the first.
It made me both laugh and cry. I found the dog's description of his owner's romance especially entertaining. Having had 3 dogs who lived 12+ years and then leave me- I felt the sadness made me quite emotional.
I did not read the print version. I cannot imagine the print version to be more entertaining. The reader brought so much gravitas and wisdom to the dog, Enzo.
Traveller, the story of the American civil war through the eyes of Robert E. Lee's horse. This story is told by a dog. His take on the situations and people is very "dog-like". But the story is that of a family facing very human situations.
It is hard to pick one favorite scene. Perhaps when Denny took Enzo for a ride in the formula 1 race car. Enzo loved it so much.
I love the title, would not change it.
Dog lovers, especially those who have been blessed with a long and loving relationship with a four legged friend, will really enjoy this book. Life can be hard and people often respond to it in ways that hurt others. A good dog will willingly share the load and the road.
The Narrator was enthralling.
It made me laugh and cry.
I became a part of the family from the first page.
It's my first and only so far
It's got to be when Enzo communicated to Denny's father-in-law his true feelings as only a dog can.
Enzo the dog.
When Denny came face to face with the severity of Eve's illness and the thought that if only he had overcome her resistance to medical care sooner. It was a harsh flashback for me because I had a similar crisis in my life.
Enzo's story was different from what I expected, because I expected it to be lighter and simpler. I was thinking little Timmy would fall down a well behind the old Johnson place and the dog would use his special senses to rescue him, like Lassie. I'm glad it wasn't that. Enzo was very human in his observations and compassion. His frustration with his inability to speak and his lack of dexterity was the limitation that separated him from the people in his life. The solution wasn't a matter of chasing and fetching or barking and biting. It was about his connection to Denny and how he communicated across it.
Became an audible listener after eye problems prevented me from reading. Audio books has truly changed my life.
Absolutely, this book is made for listening.
When Zoe stayed with Eve during the beginning of her illness.
Never listened to Mr. Welch perform, however his performance was great!
The author. He did a wonderful job for those of us that need audio books.
I have found myself listening to this book over and over again.It is really a good listen.