No, I need a little more excitement in an audio book than what this had to offer. The narrator did a great job, but I think the story was a little lacking.
Is there a "narrated by dog" genre? If so, I would probably try others, because that's what intrigued me. Most likely there isn't though...
Nothing, the narrator was great.
It was a heartfelt story...but just a little boring at times.
After reading the reviews, I really wanted to love this book because it seems most people did. Maybe it's just a personal preference, as I tend to read more suspenseful novels. I thought this would be more light hearted and funny, while it was mostly just kind of depressing and predictable.
This book definitely didn't live up to the hype of other reviews. The story line was predictable, the climax implausible. While it was easy enough to listen to and the performance was satisfactory, the story itself had no real tension, required no committment and was routine. It bordered on boring and thankfully, because it is a relatively short book, ended before I gave up and went on to something more interesting.
I love to multi-task with Audible!
yes, it's definately on my review list
It's not a long listen but enjoyable from begining to end! :)
The story being narrated by a dog.
Great narration, great story, funny, yet philosophical and not a sad ending.
The quality and tone of his voice.
I like the name and wouldn't change it.
I enjoyed this book so much I listened to it twice within about one month!
It was clever to tell the story through a dogs eyes. Nothing else was clever
It was better than the book but not much
I think I will need to shoot my daughter who reccommended it
The fact that this story is told from the perspective of Enzo, a dog, is what made it truly wonderful.
Its nearly impossible not to love the main character of this book the most, especially if you're a dog owner. In Enzo, Garth Stein expresses what we would all hope our own canine's inner dialogue is like. He's a lovable companion with his own set of flaws and an undying devotion to his family. His character was very well written and its obvious the author put a lot of thought into the psyche of a dog.
He enhances Enzo's personality with his intonation and the emotion in his voice. Christopher Evan Welch did a great job of giving voice to all of the characters and making everything scene appropriate. When they were racing, he spoke excitedly and quickly, when the scene was morose or calm his voice adjusted to fit. He gave a great performance and really brought the book to life.
Enzo of course! And I'd take him out to breakfast and buy him pancakes.
I spend 90+ minutes a day in my car, Audible makes it enjoyable regardless of what's happening in traffic. My taste varies from endurance fitness to economics and from to combat stories and romance novels.
I've actually already recommended this book to several friends and family members. Kind of like Jonathon Livingston Seagull blended with The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. This book hits you at many levels and whether you're a dog lover or not, it's going to awaken something in you.
Enzo, without question, he makes me love my two dogs even more.
This was my favorite book of the last year and I listen to 3-5 books a month with a 25 mile commute each morning and evening. Probably the only downfall was that I was driving for the final chapter, which had me sobbing so hard I had to pull over. This is an absolutely beautifully written and told book. Both the author and the reader really sucked me in and made me think.
I loved this book. It gave me a new perspective on the lives of my pets. The family life story got a bit melodramatic but the insights and philosophy of Enzo were amusing and insightful. I have recommended this book to my car racing loving sons and husband.
It may be hard to get through some parts, especially if you really love dogs, but keep going. Wipe your tears and know the smiles will come.
I love the racing lingo. The author's insight to the car racing culture is entertaining and informative. Actually made communicating with my boyfriend easier.