This book was a little different than the others that I have listened too. It really tugged at my heart strings. I really enjoyed this book, but mostly because I really love dogs. The story was very enjoyable, but I think my opinion on it might be bias because of my affinity for canines.
I don't think that I can really compare it to any other book. Maybe "Poisonwood Bible". Both books make you feel so attached to the characters. I sobbed and sobbed several times listening to this book. Please keep in mind that it wasn't a bad sob, it was cathartic. The book didn't make me feel down. The story overall is very uplifting and moving. Similar in nature to "Poisonwood Bible".
The scene that was my favorite was probably when Bailey and the boy were at his grandparents house for the summer. It was fun to hear about them playing together and how the dog had to learn so much about life.
Man's best friend, forever.
Great book, but if you are dealing with the recent loss of a family pet, you may need to wait a while before listening to this book. My family pet had to be put down two years ago and I still found myself choked up and emotional when I listened to this book because it brought up so many memories of our family dog.
If you are an animal lover....you will laugh and cry listening to this book. I totally LOVED it! So cute....the person who reads it too is perfect. On my list now of favorite books!
The reading was great and I would like to believe the story.
I can't give my favorite character, as it would give away the story line.
The way the characters intermingled with each other, again, I don't want to give away the story line.
Too funny, I don't usually take a dog out to dinner.
I enjoyed the audio version because I don't have time to read and have wanted to 'read' this book since it came out. With the audio version, I have been able to 'read' it 4 times already in the past month!
I love the way things are described by the dog - I never gave it much thought that they don't really understand why we do certain things. This book made me laugh and cry. It reminded me of dogs I've had in my life and made me smile - with tears in my eyes.
Mr. Wilson has an awesome 'acting' voice - he gives the different characters different voices and helps the listener feel the mood/personality of each character.
Every time the dog died, I cried - quietly, to myself. I have had dogs all my life and have, of course, experienced their deaths. It was comforting to me to think my dogs knew I was there with them and that it perhaps really did matter to them to have someone they loved nearby. And then to think that maybe - just maybe - they have gone on to love someone else with the lessons they learned from their life with me. And then to think that maybe - just maybe - I have been blessed with having their soul again in another dog that I have loved.
This is the BEST BOOK EVER!!! (Second only to the Bible!) It is a MUST READ (or LISTEN) for all dog lovers AND those who don't understand dog lovers!
Excellent narration of a novel written especially for dog lovers. I found myself interacting with my dogs at a new level after I finished this book. I laughed, cried, and everything in between. I seriously couldn't stop listening!
It goes hand-in-hand with its sequel, A Dog's Journey.
"You'll never look at your dog in the same way!"
Crazy Dog Lady
As a dog lover, I enjoy reading books about dogs. This one, told from the dog's point of view was riveting! I could not turn it off! It was incredibly interesting to consider lives from the dog's point of view, and the book made me both laugh and cry at times. I highly recommend this book to dog lovers!
I had to keep reminding myself that this was written from a dog's perspective which was enlightening. The injustices that a human would rail against, a dog does not. The pleasures that enthrall a dog go unnoticed by humans much of the time. So I had to remind myself that the story WAS believable from the dog's unconditionally loving perspective. It sort of confirmed for me that dogs are far superior to humans in all respects and deserve the love and admiration that I have felt for them since being a tiny child. I liked that the author did not drag out or milk the suffering that comes when we lose our furry friends. Loving and being loved comes with a reward and a price and is all just part of life, not some unbearably dismal circumstance. I was sorry when it came to the end and missed hearing about the dog's next experience. Nice read. Uplifting.
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.