This was an excellent story told in s most creative way. You enjoy meeting both main characters and sometimes debate who to root for. In the end, you reflect on your own set of priorities and what is important in life. Excellent read (listen).
I had a hard time with this story. I hate to hear stories of animals being abused. The first chapter was so tedious that I almost stopped the book, but I went on to the second and it got better. The narration of the dog telling his own story helped me through the parts of the dog fighting that I found so heartbreaking. This is one of those stories that, once you get started, it is hard to turn off. I cried, but I listened to the ending three times. A feel good book.
Wow....what a good book...from the very beginning you were drawn in and just kept getting better and better as you got into it. Really makes you stop and think about your own life...you can put yourself in the character....and hopefully come out a better person, LOVED LOVED LOVED the ending....this is a must read book!
When I started this book, I didn't think that I would enjoy it as much as the other books I read that center around dogs. I thought that the story would center too much around the owner of the dog but I was pleasantly surprised. It did take a while to see the bond between man and dog form but the story helped explain why that is. All in all, I enjoyed the story and appreciated the switch of narrators between man and dog. This gave me insight into both the man's and the dog's perspective. As I listened to the story, the narrators did a great job of giving life to the variety of characters in the story. Once again, I would recommend this story to animal lover's everywhere.
I loved this book, the story about how one dog made a man see the world differently and look at people differently was inspiring, I cried, I laughed, I could not put the book down, I had to continue until I knew what happened.
When I finished it I had tears, mostly of joy. Lots of trials and tribulations for both dog and his man. The dogs story told along with his man is heartbreaking, then joyous, and heartbreaking again. His man's story includes many people and his interactions with them. I can not remember a story told quite this way. Well worth the listen, especially as a dog lover and are not most of us.
I struggled with the book initially. I felt it was long-winded and struggled to keep my mind from wandering. One understands that the main character is not intended to be pleasant, but he did not have to be boring. Then the main character had his fall and things improved a lot. Throughout I thought the parts with the "good" dog as narrator were excellent: quite novel and perfectly believable for a dog. In addition, the ending is something Ms Wilson can be proud of.
I am surprised that this book has not gotten more attention. One Good Dog is easy to get into and I didn't want to stop listening as it moves along comfortably predictable without the sentimentality that often slithers its way into dog books. "Predictable" isn't meant to be a negative.
There are two stories entwined into one -- the story of Adam March???s fall from grandeur and the story of a mixed Pitt Bull???s rise to the status of pet. The story takes the listener first through what happens in human terms and then changes to the situation through the eyes and thoughts of the Pitt Bull. The narrative from the dog's view was great -- I can picture his looks and can imagine him actually thinking that way.