I don't usually like books that anthropomorphosize animals. It's an eye-rolling premise. Normally. This is not a 'normal' book. This is a little piece of written artwork and the dog's narrative was perfect. No one else could have done it. This book is about a dog and his man, about racing cars, about how families support and betray each other, about success and failure, about living and dying, and mostly about love. This is a story told by a dog on the verge of human-hood.
The person that did the reading had a very pleasant voice.
I was surprised with the story line. Enjoyed to the end.
A friend of mine recommended this book to me, and I had no idea what I'd been missing all these years. I realize this is an older book, but if you missed this like I did, please take the time to listen to it. The narrator was PERFECT for this story as well which makes all the difference.
This entire novel is told from the dog's point of view. As a dog lover, I really appreciated this approach. I'm convinced half the time that my dogs really do understand when I talk to them, so this was a wonderful indulgence to hear what the dog thinks when he's being spoken to or to know what he's observed.
It's a well-written story that kept my attention all the way through and brought up every emotion creating everything from belly-laughs to tears. I highly, highly recommend this!
I really enjoyed this book and couldnt wait for opportunities to
steal away and be with this family.
I was attacked with a frieght train of emotion at the end when Denny realizs Enzo has come back to him. What love between two souls!
Enzo. It is amazing to get a glimpse of such profound wisdom and compassion surrounded by a ball of frustration for being bound by physical limitations. What a masterful writer for portraying it in a a way that you can actually feel it.
I wanted to listen to it all in one sitting but I also knew I didnt want it to end. I cried to the point of heaves as Enzo ran out the back door into the field. I wanted to go back to the chapter when Enzo rode in the racecar!!
This book is excellent. Told from the dogs perspective....characters were great. You can't help but fall in love with all of them and at times the story is gripping keeping at the edge of my seat. At times laughing and of course crying. This is a MUST listen/Read book and I hear the movie is in production this year....so so so so so good...especially if you are a dog lover!!
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
I didn't read the print version.
The relationship between the dog and the humans I the story.
Relationships: A family and their dog
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!