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.
Say something about yourself!
Incredible author, incredible book, incredible narrator! If you can't decide to have or not this audiobook, don't hesitate - just buy it!
One of my favorite!
I love and adore Enzo!
One of the top.
The depth of character development and very engaging.
Enzo being put in the garage.
You will not be disappointed with this book, the narration perfect and the story line will grab you from start to finish. It was an easy listen book and a great way to spend your time. You will enjoy the time spent
Even though I could have predicted the ending I still enjoyed the journey with the telling of the story from the perspective of Enzo the dog.
For me, it was when Enzo got hit by the car . Don't worry folks, he survived. Even more bittersweet after that. When the grandparents finally lost custody of the little girl and justice did prevail for her father.
Probably envisioning Enzo alone in the house or apartment for three days. Not technically a "favorite" but definitely memorable. Poor guy-I could only imagine how abandoned he felt.
If you are an animal lover and wished you could "talk" to your pet, this bridged the communication divide- even though our animals speak to us through their eyes and body language.
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This audiobook was recommended to me and after hearing it, I can't praise/recommend this audiobook enough. The best aspect of this story is that it is told from Enzo's point of view. In other words this story is told by a dog and it is the most wonderful, refreshing story I have listened to in a long time. It is funny, heart-wrenching, heart-breaking and charming in its simplicity and complexity.
The best part of this story is how intelligent Enzo really is. We learn that Enzo is no ordinary dog. He easily grasps complicated ideas as he comprehends human language/dialogue. He is able to educate himself by watching television and by 'listening' to his master's one-sided conversations, which Dennis has with Enzo about racecar driving, work, life, etc. This smart dog is able to formulate plans of his own, a few of which he carries out at key times. I found myself thinking of my own dogs and smiling constantly while listening to this audiobook. There have been uncountable times when I thought my dogs had acted more human than canine.
I like this narrator. Mr. Welch's voice and manner are perfect. I enjoyed the 'matter-of-fact' way in which he read the story along with his ability to add just the right amount of emotion when needed. This is how I suspect a dog might speak, if a dog could.
Enzo is one smart dog who has a near human soul. The author does an excellent job in constructing the complex inner feelings, thoughts and aspirations of Enzo, whose understands racing and life better than some humans. Enzo cannot articulate it but he wishes Denny to one day become a champion racecar driver and he set a goal, after the death of Eve and in spite of a seemingly unwinnable child-custody suit, to ensure that Denny and Zoe will always be together. Finally and because Enzo works so hard to be ‘human’ his dream for himself is to be reincarnated as one; so he is able to seek out Denny to tell Denny that, "...Enzo says hi." With Enzo's limitless hope and dedication to Dennis, Eve and Zoe we are reminded that even the smallest of hearts can swell to encompass a mountain of love. While listening to this audiobook, I smiled, I laughed and I cried because dogs truly are the purest of love and loyalest of friends. As a listener/reader of this audiobook, I guarantee YOU WILL love Enzo.