Being an animal lover (especially dogs) my whole life I think this is the one of the best books I have read. You get to go through all the highs and lows of Enzo's fantastic life and really get insight into the bond between humans and dogs. I felt I really needed this book after the loss of my beloved Corgi after 10 years.
This was one of my favorites so far! Loved Loved Loved this audio book! I have a very wide variety of interest when it comes to books, and this is a wonderful Listen. Worth every single minute. Reading some of the other reviews I was not sure, however I don't think it is a sad, heartbreaking listen. I find it rather uplifting! It just describes the natural course of life! Truely a great one!
Enzo is a very smart and lovable dog who practices becoming human because he has seen a television program about an ancient theory that dogs reincarnate into humans. He also loves auto racing, which is a good thing because his master (if such a dog can be mastered) is a professional auto racer, whose specialty is his ability to race smoothly and very fast on wet tracks. I like dogs, love auto racing and like to think about pets coming back to see us, again someday. This was a very creative book in the way the author lets Enzo get most of his learning from television. There was a lot of humor, some pain with the health of Enzo's human family, but overall, just a really fun read (listen). Highly recommended for those who are willing to let their mind go beyond reality. By the way, seriouisly happy ending.
I thought this was a wonderful book. While the book is about a lab mix, not the yellow lab on the cover, it reminded me of my late dog, Louise, and how she "spoke" to us. She was, indeed, an integral part of our family, and that spirit is captured wonderfully in this short but heartfelt book.
So why only 4 stars and not 5? Because the producer of this book couldn't help herself and added the cheesiest, corniest, crappiest music ever placed on an audiobook. I'm not a fan of music on audiobooks to begin with, especially ones as well read as Christopher Welch reads this one, but clearly something motivated this producer to license the worst possible music and then make it as obtrusive as possible.Would someone please tell this woman that these are audio BOOKS and not television shows.
So, sorry for the rant, but this particular recording is one of the worst abuses of music I've heard in many an audio book, and this book is simply too good to ruin. My suggestion? Remix it and remove the music altogether!!
Wasn't prepared for how it ended....Caution! . . . this book will make you cry! Anyone who loves dogs will love this book . . . I didn't want it to end. I miss you Brandy!
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One of the best audiobooks I have heard. Couldn't take the headphones from my Ipod. Very interesting and extremely inspiring
OMG this was the best book ever. It was so great listening the narration was outstanding. I'm a dog lover but it truly gives a life's message. Anyone and everyone would love this book.
This book is great for any animal lover or, in general, anyone with faith in humanity. The book is from the point of view of the beloved family dog. Aside from giving the dog quite a bit of credit for his own cognitive abilities, the author shows how important a dog can be to the make-up of a family and how the dog might serve as a witness to all the triumphs and heartache that a family might experience. The narrator does a great job of portraying the personality of the dog in the story. I really enjoyed this book.
I knew nothing about racing car and I've never watched a car racing game, but I love this book. The truth is, the book has NOTHING to do with car racing, but it has everything to do with love, family and life. The book made me laugh and made me cry. It really gets you thinking, too. The narrator is great; Christopher Welch did an excellent job. I love the book and I would strongly recommend it to anyone and everyone.