This is well written with a good narrator. My only complaint is that occasionally at the end of certain chapters a musical interlude would play. It was annoying, distracting, and completely unnecessary to the story. Fortunately, this was infrequent (maybe about 5 times total).
Beautiful, creative writing in this first-person (or, in this case, first-dog) tale. Very inventive to hear the entire story told from the dog's perspective. Note: there are a lot of depressing events in this narrative, but they are always described in very clever ways.
This entire book is told from the viewpoint of the family dog, Enzo. I tried to read this last year but at that time my own dog was dying and I found it too poignant. I still found it quite touching with both the people and the dog playing true. The backdrop is the world of racing, about which I care not a whit, yet I found myself listening intently when Enzo would frame the human world through the lens of racing lessons. It was a satisfying read.
When I first started listening, I loved hearing a book from a dog's point of view - how funny! As it went, I found the story kind of predictable. Half way through I stopped because it was too sad for me to hear more. But, I bought the book looking for humor mainly. And, I know from the start that the dog isn't doing well either. So, I didn't want to hear about the poor old dog's demise. The dog has a very funny and realistic perspective on the human world - very lovable too.
This book has put my experience & communication with my dogs in a whole new light. The narrator did a perfect job with the flow and pace of the words. There were some difficult patches in the story, but all main characters are enjoyable. Highly recommend. Bring tissues.
Like so many people who have listened to this book, I loved it too. I won't go into the myriad of reasons why, but I will say that it is well worth a listener's credit. Great narration too. Oh, and for people who are sensitive re. dogs, don't worry...won't say any more lest I spoil the ending for you!
This book is a great listen. I laughed, I cried, and I pondered life. One cannot ask for a more complete experience.