Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!
Based on an absolute love of dogs and recommendations from others, i downloaded this book and so glad i did. It was wonderful. I didnt want it to end but it could have finished at any point as it was such a satisfying read. It just got better and better ... Yes, a couple of tears but worth it. Its a must and a re-listen to!!!
One of my very favorites
Ethan was my favorite character. He was Bailey's owner and gave Bailey the life he deserved.
I loved listening to his voice and it was veiled enough that I wasn't sure what to expect next!
Ethan was the most memorable to me...although Hannah was pretty perfect too.
This book....I mean, I'm genuinely not sure what to say. It's amazing. Your heart will break a dozen times, yet at the end, you'll be a better pet owner...a more compassionate person. I find myself talking to my dogs more now...encouraged to walk them farther...love them harder. It opens your eyes to the way humanity treats our canine companions and makes you more determined to be better.
I Loved It
"The Art of Racing in the Rain" is a similar story which was narrated by the beloved pet who had insight into almost everything that was going on, but no way to communicate their concerns.
For all of us who has wondered what must be going on in the mind of our pets, it's a heartfelt and comical exploration into the life of man's best friend.
For those who said this book was as good as "The Art of Racing in the Rain"...I have to disagree. Not sure if this was written for grade school level or not, but it sure read (listened) like it was. The narration sounded like it was being read for a room of first graders.
While the story was heartwarming because I love dogs, I never quite followed why the main dog character knew some big words/thoughts/concepts, but others were beyond him and he talked/thought like a child.
Sorry to be negative...probably a good book for a 10 year old, but was really a struggle to pay attention for this adult.
I loved this book. I was a little turned off at the beginning with the stereotypical biased portrayal of a pit bull but I let it go and thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the book. I laughed and cried and was sorry when it ended. As a dog lover, it made me look at my cherished pets a little differently. I have recommended this book many times since I listened to it.
Global citizen. Loves reading, but most of all traveling. If I cannot travel today, let me sit in sunshine and nature with a good book!
Very enjoyable read for all dog lovers and I am hugging my dog even closer today!
If you have a dog and love it, this book is for you.
Any of W. Bruce Cameron's books. They are similar. Also Racing in the Rain is another dog book sort of similar.
This book is not at all what I expected. It is sensational. An amazing book from a dog's perspective. I did not want to stop listening it was just that good. You are hooked from the beginning and the author never lets you go. What an amazing book and what an amazing life! Truly this is man's best friend.
There are a lot of secondary characters in this book but the main character is the dog under several different names and several different conditions.
Obviously the dog. His dedication to "the boy" was amazing.
If you are an animal lover or ever had a pet you were close to, this is definitely the book for you.
The dog's catty comments about other non-human species are hysterical. Even though I'm a cat lady, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Cameron is new to me. I loved this book! If you are a dog lover, you will too. One review stated you'll need tissues, they are right. It tugs on your heart strings for sure.
George K. Wilson did a fantabulous job narrating the story. I loved his voice. You listen to this story and you can just imagine your own dog thinking/feeling these things.
You will enjoy this story, buy it!