Such an awesome story full of pearls about life and the human spirit. I love Enzo the dog from whose perspective the story is told. His unique point of view and hunger to be human is hilarious. It makes me look at my dogs differently. A touching tale which I am sure to recommend to my friends and will probably read again.
What a surprise! I bought this book because it was cheap and short, I was out of credits and going on a camping trip. I loved it, F1 is my passion and I love my dog. This book felt like a dear friend, I know I will re visit again and again! WONDERFUL!
As a dog lover I knew I would enjoy this book but I thought it would be a flat and shallow story carried along solely by the novelty and easy jokes provided by having the dog as the narrator. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story was engaging and would have been well worth the listen without the cuteness of the dog narrator. Enzo just added a special flavor to the telling and gave me something to think about each time I turn off my TV before leaving the house.
Boy did I ever pick a GREAT book as my very first audiobook. The Art of Racing in the Rain was a fabulous story and the narrator Christopher Evan Welch was amazing! I know many people who read and loved this book but listening to it allowed me to experience it in a way that other haven't. I have listened to many audiobooks since this one, but this one continues to be by far my favorite!
A beautiful story by Garth Stein, beautifully told by Christopher Evan Welch!
I can't even remember the last time a book moved me as this one has. I just want to proclaim its merits from a mountaintop so that all the world can hear!! I highly recommend that EVERYONE read (or listen to) this book!
I have already ordered Mr. Stein's other novels (printed versions from Amazon), and I can't wait to receive them.
Secular humanist. Atheist. Dog lover (having had as many as four dogs in my pack). Skeptic.
This story made me think of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night". That book is told from the perspective of an autistic child. This one from the perspective of a dog. In both you are drawn into the protagonists world. Here the author does a marvelous job of giving the dog just enough human qualities that you can relate to his viewpoint yet you never lose sight of the fact a dog is narrating.
this is my favorite listen that i have purchased from audible. i hardly write reviews but i felt compelled. try it, you will be glad that you did.
A friend listed this on a "books you should enjoy" list. I thought the overall story was very simple, but at the same time it kept my interest. Had some feeling, but no surprises.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book until its ending. It was as if the author got near the end and said, "Oh, wow, I've got to sew this whole thing up and make it as fantastical as possible." I'll not blow it for anyone by saying what happens, but as a serious reader, professional writer and fan of auto racing, the coda ruined it for me.
What a great book! I'm not much of a dog person, but Enzo had me from the very beginning. This is such a great story of love, devotion, and doing the right thing. Listen and enjoy this book...you won't be sorry!