This book is simply incredible. I read this book a couple of years ago & I ordered it when I opened my Audible account. I enjoyed listening to it more than I did reading it, which surprised me. This is simply one great book.
The entire performance was spectacular.
I credit audible for improving my listening skills.
The story was excellent and I loved hearing it from the dog, Enzo's perspective. My boyfriend says we all know how stories about animals end, and while that is true, I highly recommend this book. It doesn't leave you sobbing and hugging your own pet but leaves you feeling at peace. Enzo's story telling is vivid and complete. You are able to relate to his emotions and understanding without forgetting that he is a dog. More than anything, I enjoyed how much he loved and respected his owner. Definitely a good read, especially if you love dogs!!!
This should be the official book of Humane Societies everywhere. Who wouldn't want to adopt a dog after reading this. An absolute must for all animals lovers. If you've ever owned a dog, you'll simply melt. Awesome narration.
No, I mostly listen to fiction only once as the story never leaves me, especially good books.
Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit. It is also a story about an animal sharing it's wisdom.
Definitely Enzo the dog!
A nice easy read with lots of valuable life lessons.
With all the great reviews, I put aside my usual hesitation about books that seem to promise quaint wisdom. There were times I almost quit listening, but stuck with it. It's a bit overdone, a bit trite. There are some pretty entertaining bits, but 'life is like a car race' got old very very fast. And I would have liked a bit more flesh on Denny's character beyond his affection for organic groceries and complete guilelessness. The whole thing was predictable and contrived. it is, however, not without its charms.
I loved this story told from the prospective of the dog. It did reach all my emotions it made me laugh, smile, and cry. Great story. I thought it was a very clever way to tell a story.
I liked the way Stein brought in some cool dog facts, such as their sense of smell and how they seem to be tuned in to our emotions.
When Enzo discovers TV was one of my favorite scenes.
I would love to go to dinner with Dennie so he could talk about Enzo and I could tell him about my Max and Otis.
I am an RN with a 40 minute commute 1 way. A perfect excuse to have a good book keeping me company!
This was fantastic! As a dog lover, I immediately connected with Enzo and his humans through their struggles. Loved the perspective! A must listen!
The story being told from the point of view of mans best freind. I thought I was going to listen to a dog's story: I did - but so much more! Through the dogs eye view I laughed, cried, hated ... and yes to a point forgave the humans involved in a terrible family battle. We are our own worst enemies and need our dogs to see through our actions to the real intentions below.
Timing and personality. Enzo would have been a different dog if I had only known him in print.
I usually avoid dog books - typically, I'm depressed for days afterwards. But Enzo's story sounded unique, so I took a chance and was glad I did. And, while I found Enzo's best friend/owner Denny a trifle too good to be true at the end of his Job-like ordeal, I even bought into the happily-ever-after contrived ending. Enzo would want me to.
Narrator Welch is a perfect low-keyed Enzo voice.
The narration was very good, especially as it is the dog telling the story.
Saving Milly. Reason - both books had me laughing at one stage and crying at the next.