This book is funny & sad & uplifting. Even non-dog lovers will enjoy it. I loved the correlation between the dog & the humans struggle to find a new self.
I particularly like how the sad parts were dealt with through the dog’s eyes in a matter of fact manner that just stated “this how it is – this is my life & I accept it”.
The performance of the readers was very appropriate & I enjoyed their narration very much.
I could easily have listened to this book in one sitting, but had to stop a few times to regain my composure before I could start listening again.
I was worried about listening to this book as I find it difficult to deal with anything sad which involves animals (particularly dogs). But this book is well worth the emotion!
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Good read for those needing a second chance and pit bull lovers! Starts a bit slow, but is worth the ending.
Retired former trial and corporate lawyer practicing his craft for over 40 years. Loves legal thrillers, mysteries, and dog related stories.
Better than expected
Chance - the pit bull. His reflections on life mirror those of all of us who have struggled to survive on occasion.
When Chance was put in the pit bull ring the last time.
It took me several chapters to fully engage with the two primary characters as this was my first experience listening to a book about pit bulls. I thought the author did a wonderful job with the perspective of the dog ("Chance") and the ending was.................well, you will have to listen to it but I promise you will like this book. It wasn't quite as good in my opinion as "The art of racing in the rain" but came close.
A story started with rage, evolved to the encounter of a perfect chance, fate perhaps for two species at the time when a void desperately needed to be filled by one with an infinite capacity to fulfil. Peppered with bits and pieces of happy moments, the unlikely bond developed between the man and the dog. The whole story has a feel-good end that made me leapt with joy that I couldn't contain. Good read.
The way she had the dogs pov and Adam's pov in their own voice.
None that I remember...
Absolutely...YES! I couldn't walk away.
I loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone...and I have.
As a dog lover it is right up there with the best but it is a predictable story though well read.
none come to mind
The dog because I would know what he likes
I enjoyed this book mostly because of the two readers; one voice for the man, one voice foir the dog.
The story was engaging and easy to follow. Transitions between characters was not annoying.
love to read, read a lot, mostly mysteries, historic fiction and a bit of sci-fi
This is a story that could be saccharine in someone else's hands, but Susan Wilson's characterizations really bring the story to life. She has a sharp eye for detail and her main characters are quite believable. Narrator Fred Berman is impressive! I enjoyed the listen a lot and actually have purchased the written version of the book for family members who aren't yet audiophiles.
The Narrator did such a good job with the voice of the Dog vs. the Man. It wasn't cheesy, but you knew who was talking just by the voice change.
I loved how the lives of the two intertwined
I read listen while I'm driving my 45 minute commute to work and some days I couldn't wait to get on the road.
I was not disappointed in the least by this story--excellent story without all the graphic detail that could have been included. I'm very grateful it wasn't because it wasn't needed and would have taken away from the message of the story.
I love Sophie Kinsella and I want something a bit lighter so I'm going with one of her books!
Nothing could have been improved upon.
Can't think of one.