This is the best book I have ever listened to. Make sure you have a box of kleenex handy because there are times when you will need it. The story is very touching, to say the least.
I loved this book! I would love to have sequels to this about other dogs. As a new dog person (I have my first ever dog), I could really relate to the story, and hope that my own dog can be as wonderful as Toby/Bailey/Buddy.
Anyone who has ever loved a dog will appreciate this touching tale. Mostly uplifting and humorous but it brought me to tears briefly a couple of times.
I'm a dog lover so how could I not enjoy this book? It's pure fantasy, but what a wonderful fantasy! I would agree, however, with a previous reviewer, who said that "The Art of Racing in the Rain" is the one that's really special. I gave "A Dog's Purpose" 4 stars, only because I gave "The Art of Racing in the Rain" 5 stars. I would, though, recommend this book to anybody who has loved and been loved by a dog. Read"The Art of Racing in the Rain" too!
Not being a dog lover I did not expect much from this book. In the first few minutes I considered turning it off. I am glad that I did not. I fully enjoyed the book ad intend on passing it on to my nieces. What a simple yet compelling story. Perfect for a long car trip with your kids. Enjoy!
This book was the first one that made me cry in the ladies' room at work while I listened to it. I have had to take the last trip to the vet with 2 of my dogs in the past 3 months, and the way it was described in this book was both sad and comforting. We also have all shelter dogs, and our latest were 1) dumped by the dumpster at the shelter; and 2) found half starved to death by a telephone company worker. So - we not only have real-life examples of the various dogs in the book, but the people as well.
My only warning is that you may not want to listen in the car while you're driving, or if you don't want to be seen weeping in your office.
I love to READ books, but in the case of this book, audio may be better. George Wilson's narration and interpretation of our hero's voice(s) is truly brilliant. This book is deceptively simple -- but not really. The important message about purpose and meaning in life is buried beneath a delightful story written with tenderness and humor by W. Bruce Cameron. This will be one of my all-time favorite books, I am certain. Be prepared to laugh and cry -- but the emotional roller coaster is well worth it.
I loved this book! The concept (a dog who keeps being reincarnated), the character of the dog, the story being told through the dog's voice and perspective, and the narration too. Both touching and hilarious, this is a book I would highly recommend to anyone, but especially to dog lovers. If you are a sensitive soul, you may want to keep a box of tissues handy...having said this, however, this is nowhere near a depressing book, and there are no passages that are highly disturbing for animal lovers (some aspects of the story are a bit heart wrenching though, so be warned...tissues people!). All in all, I am so glad that I picked this book! You will be too.
This is probably a very good book, but I could not get beyond the first few chapters. If you are a dog lover, it is painful to listen to; the first part I was able to deal with,even though it made me cry. However, during the second section, when a kid who tortures animals gets the puppy into his room, I decided that I could give myself permission to stop listening. It was just too anxiety producing for me.