I'm not even a dog lover and I found this book totally delightful, charming and absorbing. Loved the author's efforts to get into a dog's head and the underlying messages about purpose and fate. After a couple of bombs, great to find a book that was captivating and well read. Highly recommended.
I am a lifelong reader and I enjoy many types of books. My favorites are romance, historical fiction, and a little sci-fi thrown in.
I'm not sure. I've listened to many.
The dog, of course!
I think I would be giving something away if I tell my favorite scene.
There were several. This was an emotional ride.
Yes, even if they weren't dog lovers but especially if they were.
Hearing if from a dog's perspective
Bailey's death hit a bit too close to home as I lost one of my dogs in a similar fashion several years ago.
I could listen to this one again and again.
If you have loved and/or been loved by an animal, this book is a MUST read! The story flows with imagination and the narrator is superb. I loved this book and listened to it on a car trip in one day.
Everyone has their own "Bailey" and every dog should be a front seat dog!
I loved the book. The narrator spoke as if he were reading to elementary school kids sitting on a rug. Ruined it. The book is too meaningful to be cutsie. Interestingly enough, in the second book, A Dog's Journey, same narrator- fantastic job. Could definitely listen again to Purpose for the story- but narration would make it painful.
I've always thought animals could have other lives as people say they have had. I love this story of Toby, Bailey and Buddy. The ending was exactly as it should be. No loose ends to tie up. Bittersweet at times but much laughter and smiles throughout.
That the dog retained the memories of his prior lives and was able to apply them to his future ones.
More than one favorite
If you love animals it is a great story. I know I always wonder what goes through my pets minds, I think the author did a great job of telling what he thought.
Great book, especially if you own a dog. Makes you wonder what your dog is thinking when they tilt their head and look at you!
The love between a dog and his boy!
If one could remove ulterior motives and false impressions from relationships you would have the perfection of a dog's love.
The book is a story of connection and devotion, even over more than one lifetime, between Ethan and Bailey/Buddy. People, pets, places and situations recur with meaning. It is a very philosophical take on life and connections in your life which we overlook in the busy business of living. Even the dog had business to attend to but ultimately came together with his most loved relationship to help and support his friend thru his transitions.
Another winner! Both story and performance are outstanding...lots of out loud laughing and downright sobbing. Our animals hold a direct line to our hearts. These life experience tales, told from the intelligent heart and voice of a dog, sharpen our human perception of a "dog's purpose".