I truely enjoyed this book. Great story! I am a dog lover with two dogs myself. The story was heart felt, fun, laughter and tears. The narrator did a wonderful job, WOW I treat my dogs differently after reading this story.
The performance and story were good. The book just has an irritating premise, which is clear from the title.
The book started a bit slow and I was worried it would be a tear jerker all the way. But to my great delight it brighten my day. I have loved and lost a few best friends and this gave me the peace I needed. A wonderful story for any dog or animal lover for that matter.
It was so fun to look at life from a dog's point of view. I really liked how you had a single lead character (the dog) who went through so many experiences. You saw through his eyes at each turn, so it wasn't just a collection of dog stories, it was his life story. And call me sappy, but I loved how it all came full circle in the end. Very heartwarming.
I think my favorite scenes in the book were the more minor ones. I wished I could have heard more about the gentle lady Senora who took in so many dogs; or the alcoholic man who accidentally forgot him in the truck. The author and the narrator made even the small parts fascinating.
It's hard to admit it, but I think my favorite scene was the one that made me sob like a baby. Remembering how it feels to be so close to a pet and then knowing that you won't be together forever, made this book very special.
The story from the dog's perspective was sweet and funny
Ellie, the police dog, was the sweetest but all the pups touched my heart.
I was driving down the interstate when one of the pups died.....I cried like a baby.
If you love dogs then you will absolutely love this book. It is written from a dog's point of view and it is very clever. The book captures the love and devotion a dog has for its owner as well as how innocent they really are. I could not stop listening to the book because it was so engrossing and upbeat. I highly recommend this wonderful book!!!!
I laughed and I cried. The writer sure understands dogs. I didn't want the book to end. I got to see the world through different dogs experiences, as this dog kept "coming back". It is told through the voice of the dog, how he smells, senses and sees his world and ours. I highly recommend this book.
This was one of the best books I have ever read. The story is very unique and keeps the listener interested throughout. Invokes every emotion from joy to sorrow and hope to despair. Even better than "The Art of Racing in the Rain"!
I lost my beloved dog Frodo this spring. I listened to this in the fall. It helped me find closure in Frodo's death. Simply put, if you love dogs-- if they are part of your family-- you will love this book. I laughed; I cried; I told everyone I know about it. I know I will listen to it again and again.
Hi! I have a profound love of animals. My all time favorite are dogs.
Well the narration was perfect.
The story was amazing! It was sad, happy, funny, terrible, awesome and just heartwarming!
I could listen to this book alot. It is not just a one time deal.
The Art of Racing in the Rain. I first heard of this book at the local PetCo from the traininer there. It took a while but I finally found Audible.com and dowloaded it. It gave me many of the emotions from the abovementioned book but A Dog's Purpose just went deeper.
Both books are a fabulous listen and I would highly reccomend them to any animal lover but to ALL Dog lovers.
The end, I won't give it away. It broke my heart and made my heart smile all at once.
I'm a frontseat Dog!
I just can't say enough. I really loved this book.