I could see the dog in my mind's eye. What a unique way to tell a story. I have shared quotes out of this book in my everyday life. I loved it!!!!
don't know if it was the realistic way the narrator read it, or that I read it so quickly, so became totally absorbed in it; but it was terribly depressing to me (thank goodness it ended well, to my satisfaction). I became very absorbed in the trials of the family, and the unfairness of the situations they found themselves in (trying not to give it all away). I would have to turn it off for hours because of the malaise it dragged me into. well-written, but I didn't laugh as much, and felt very frustrated for the family.
I really loved this book. Of course it helps that I am a dog lover and that I love anthropomorphism, but the author also intersperses such philosophy and insight that it is enlightening without being maudlin. I have never been interested in car racing, but the descriptions of the sport in its many nuances gave a layering effect to the theme of the story that not only allowed the listener to understand the sport, but also gave insight as to how it relates to lessons of living. It is a story not only about a great dog, but about a great master. Those of us who love dogs will enjoy the story just on that level, but if you are looking for deeper meaning, about how we should live, and what lessons we should take from our experiences both good and bad, it is all there too. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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I loved this book ~ every single minute of it! Each time I finished listening to a couple chapters I went and hugged my dog! It is so worth the credit to get this book. This has got to be in the top 3 of my favorite listens ~ the narrator was great as well.
Thank you for this book and for "speaking" for our best friends....
This book is a lighter read, it has some nice philosophical insights but is not a thinking, deep book. The characters are ok, and the story of the dog's owner is not the most original. But the book is entertaining and I fairly enjoyed it.
Great book! My husband and I listened to this with our kids (age 10 & 12) on a recent car trip to Tahoe. Everyyone loved it! The canine perspective offers wonderful humor, yet the story is sincere and moving. We highly recommend it!
I really enjoyed this book. Having two dogs of my own I find myself talking to them on a more adult level, just in case they really can understand me.
Great book! Great narration, I never got bored.
I enjoyed listening to this book. It makes me think now that I may actually get to meet my aging dog again as a human. I know she'd be a loud auto mechanic. Now she's a little yappy chihuahua who loves to sniff any and all cars she passes.
A great book for dog lovers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!