Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
At my house, we have voices for our dogs, and include them in conversations. We guess at what they think is important - their food, belly rubs, and our loving them - and Bruce Cameron seems to agree. I love this dog in all of his (and her) forms, and also love the sequel - a worthwhile completion of this story. I don't want to say too much because the joy of following this creature through it's lives is so rewarding. This is a lighthearted story on it's surface, so you need delve no deeper than that, but I find I think about my own life so much more whenever I look into the eyes of my dog (or remember the dog I have that died this year) and wonder what they could have thought of me. I feel a deeper connection to this creature than I did before, and that is a great gift.
Never too busy for a good book!
This was one terrific book and for anyone who loves their pet, it is a must read. How many times have I talked for my dog or cat ,as if knowing exactly what they are thinking. This novel will go right up there with Dewey the Library Cat and The Art of Racing in the Rain.
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This is the wonderful story of what happens when a dog dies and comes back, over and over again, to new lives (ever heard that a cat has nine lives? - well, in this tale, it is the dog who has multiple lives - although not actually nine)... it is an outstanding story that seems to come alive with the telling. I believe the audible version is better than reading this time. I truly loved this story and intend to listen to A Dog's Journey too. I recommend this one for anyone and especially for anyone who loves dogs!!!
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A completely different kind of dog story
I have listened to The Art of Racing in the Rain and the Chet and Bernie series.This is by far a dog lovers story that surpasses these. Though they were good
The ending, but I wont spoil it.
The Dog. It was how we all hope our dogs think and where they came from.
This was a heart warming story, Sad at times but it always had a good turn. Don't want to spoil the story but it follows a dogs life through it many lives. Yes I said many. Being a dog lover it made me want to hug my dog. nuff said. Read it. You'll be happy you did. It moved me
Quite early in the book there is a distressing development - I almost put the book down thinking I didn't really want a stressful book. After half a day though, I found I had become so attached to the main character that I had to come back to the book...
I am so very glad I listened all the way through. You may be too.
I loved the fact that this story was told from the dog's point of view, and that didn't seem hokey or contrived. Maybe it was the narrator's wonderful ability to make it believable, or it could be because it is just that impressive of a story. For whatever reason, this one had me from the beginning. I didn't want to stop listening and go to bed, and the first thing I wanted to do when I woke up was to get back to this wonderfully heartwarming story. My own dog had passed a week before, and as I read it, I could imagine him thinking the things that Bailey thought. I was afraid at first that it would break my heart and remind me too much of what I'd lost. Just when I'd start to get emotional, he would do something so funny and cute that I'd laugh and think of the funny things that my own dog did that made me love him so. If you love dogs even a little, this story will speak to you. It will remind you of why we get so attached to our dogs, remind you of the unconditional love that dogs give us, and most importantly, why we should all strive to be the hero that our dogs think we are.
Senora was my favorite character. Even though it was a hardship, she continued to rescue dogs. If more of us were as kind as Senora, there would be fewer good dogs getting destroyed.
I haven't listened to George K. Wilson's performances before, but will be looking for him as narrator. He is excellent!
Hannah. I think she really missed out on a lot of happy years.
I will be reading this one again!
This is one of my favorite books of all time.
This was a story of such a true bond and everlasting love. This book really touched me. I always knew that my love for my dog was special, but never really thought about his thoughts or his love for me. I've had him since he was a pup, and he has never left my side. Now that he is getting older and watching him slow down so much has been going through my mind. This book made me relive all my memories and think about our future. Dogs truly are man's best friend.
He was fantastic
I'm a crying mess right now, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. :)
Comic, heartbreaking, great
The fact it was written from a dog's point of view.
Changing his tone in each persona.
the boy Bailey lived with.
very heartwarming. It made me cry and laugh and.the insight into an animal's mind was just so appropriate to each situation. If only dog's could talk, was what the author struck home on.
Love dogs, books and being outside.
Oh so good! It made me cry and laugh and give my dog many extra hugs. I would place it right up there with The Art of Racing in the Rain and Marley and Me. Off to find more by W. Bruce Cameron.