What a wonderful way to look at man "and women's" best friend. There were times that I laughed out loud and others where I was sobbing. It had a nice ending that I didn't expect. I am thrilled to see that there is a sequel. Can't wait to listen.
One of my favorite stories. A new twist on a Dog's purpose. To save us humans . . .
Bailey of course. Although, Buddy did such a nice job of summarizing the lessons we teach our pets, Bailey's love for his boy was heartwrenching at time.
Bailey. Mr. Wilson captured the many personalities of Bailey, even as Ellie, and gave him a voice in the way so many of us give a voice to our own pets. His love, frustration, desperation, sadness and sheer joy was expressed in every word.
Although Bailey or Ethan might be most obvious picks, I had a particular affection for Senora. Senora's love of her dogs and the lengths she went to to rescue as many stray animals as she could has stuck with me. Her desperation at the thought of losing her beloved rescue dogs to the county was heartbreaking.
Told from the perspective of a dog who learns lessons through his lives, Tobey, Bailey, Ellie and eventually Buddy remind us why dogs are man's best friends. This is the story that what we who love dogs and who believe our dogs have saved US, wish our dogs could tell us. This story helps to answer the questions we ask when we look at our dogs and wonder, "what is he thinking? what does he know? what does he understand? Why do you love me?" I laughed, I cried. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Sammy, a 13-year old poodle-terrier mix who saved my life, midway through this book. I had to put it down and take a break. And when I picked I up again, I cried and laughed again, and was reminded of the joy that my Sammy brought to me, every day of his life.
I loved this audiobook. The narrator was very good. The author definitely knows and loves dogs and is adept at communicating the different relationships that develop between dogsand humans. I rarely get emotional reading or listening to books, but this one had me literallly in tears more than once, but in a good way. Suspend your beliefs about the afterlife, at least as it applies to dogs, and enjoy a really good book.
Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
This is a very well crafted dog story. I usually have trouble with animal stories, as I hate to listen to stories with bad things that happen to animals--but dogs always die in stories and in real life, right?. This story brought tears to my eyes several times, but somehow I knew it would be all-right and our hero would be back. Somehow, I felt taken care of by the author, as silly as that might sound. Wilson is an excellent narrator for this story. If I were to have one tiny complaint, it is that the narration ended very abruptly, even though I was aware it was the end of the book.
If you like dog stories, this is a great one, and I highly recommend it.
Again loving to experience books in a new way. Audible form with my handy ipod has given me the ability to "read"
I have this for awhile but couldn't listen for the longest times since my 2 step-sister labs passed away. And now, I'm so glad I did listen. In fact, this will be one of the few books that I will re-listen to again. The narrator couldn't be better and did such a great job with the tone and pace of the book. This story is so heartfelt and for anyone who loves animals especially dogs this is a sure read/listen. I could visualize the entire story and was sorry to see it end. In an interesting way, this book is a lesson for any human purpose. Start with love and listening with attention.
Opinionated redhead who uses audiobooks to make L.A. traffic bearable.
I absolutely loved the author's take on the dog's point of view. I can totally imagine my own dogs thinking the same way as the dog in the book.
The writing is excellent and the story line so unique--not tired at all, which is what I expected from a "dog book." I was initially skeptical because I don't like books about animals much--I find that they're always so heart-wrenching and emotionally draining (because let's face it--the animal always dies)--but this book did it right. If you're a dog lover, you should really give this book a chance.
I also want to commend the reader--his voice suits this book perfectly. It was a pleasure to listen to.
One of the best books I ever read. It's absolutely beautiful, heartfelt and heartwrenching. If you have ever one a dog, you will cry your eyes out.
Interesting concept of a dog going through several lifetimes. Hadn't heard that before. It seemed like several short stories, some real short, but worth in the entirety. Just another perspective explored.
The smiplicity of goodness - I can't stop thinking about this endearing portrait of "man's best friend".
Yes, anyone that owns a dog should read this.
When Buddy was reunited with his Ethan
No this was the first time. He has an amazing voice very easy to listen to
The dog of course
I had heard a lot about this book and couldn't wait for it to come to audio and it was well worth the wait. Told from the dogs point of view it really gives an insight into what they think and feel and shows just how devoted they are to their humans