I'm a voracious reader who unfortunately spends a lot of time on the road. Audiobooks make my life a lot better.
I was intrigued by the description on Audible, i.e., that the story was told from the dog's point of view. I was not, however, prepared for how captivating this point of view was. This author clearly has spent a lot of time interacting with a dog (or many dogs). He seems to grok dog. (google it if necessary).
Pet lovers and expecially dog lovers will greatly enjoy seeing all of life's offerings, the simple joys of it and the tradegies, through a dog's eyes. Hold on to your heart strings and be prepared to smile through your tears. The more out going of us will want to kick the passive backside of the main character into fight-back mode. However, as is often the case, cooler heads prevail in life and in this book. One thing for sure, you will never look at your dog the same way again.
I often try to find books I can share on car trips with my family from my 80 year old mom
to my teen aged kids. This is one of the few that can span the generations with ease. I hesitated buying this as it seemed a little too cute- maybe good for parents or teens but not just a regular pick up and read book. I am so glad I got it and enjoyed it thoroughly. The unique vantage point of being told by a dog who is a the end of his days gives the story a mobility and freshness that allows it to be both sage and full of child-like glee at the simple things in life and the importance of friendship and family. I did literally laugh outloud and cry outloud.
As always I try to listen on the faster speed on my ipod and generally buy abriged where possible. It's a short attention span world you know.
I rarely find a book that I wish to take the time to write review for, and this is one of them. A very well written and narrated book, that uses colorful and descriptive language to paint the saga of a race car driver's family and life from the eyes of his faithful dog, Enzo. I have to admit that its sad start and character lows had me wanting to walk away from the book a couple times. But the wonderful ride up and down made for a compelling story that in the end I was glad I hung on for. If you like dogs, heartfelt glimpses at life's struggles, and would like to learn a little about Indy racing at the same time, this is a must read.
I had some misgivings about this one, but I couldn't resist. I'm glad I didn't. It was wonderful - sweet, sad, a driveway-sitter. Enzo (the dog) knows just enough to make him a believable narrator, yet has a doglike naivete - nice job by Stein. It is somewhat predictable and a little syrupy at times, but this is forgiven.
To the producers: PLEASE LOSE THE **** MUSIC!!! This gets worse every year. Now they fade the music for about 10 seconds into the text so you can't even skip through it. PLEASE STOP!!!
listened to this book on a recent trip with 3 ladies in the car, usually wouldn't be able to get a word in edge ways but this time silence they were so absorbed in the story and all burst into tears at the end - even i had a frog in my throat ! recommended!!
My husband and I listened to this book together and both thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved Enzo and were sad when the book ended. It is funny, heartwarming and sweet. I highly recommend it.
Nothing like a great book when on the move.
I fell in love with this book. If you have ever lived with a dog, you will appreciate the narrators perspective. Enzo provides a beautiful insight into a dog's life. Well done!!