He thinks this?
Other books that come from a dogs view, "Racing in the Rain", "Marley and Me", "The story of Edgar Sawtelle"
I went into this with fear of having to face the dogs eventual death. why? I have lost one dog in the past 6 months an have another very old dog and surmised this would happen and probably feared it?? So I could not enjoy the book. It is not usually me so can't understand my reluctance.
My wife and I love dog characters. This book was far too simplistic, basically written at the level of a dog. A pragmatic exploration of, for example, why the dog barks.
We loved Susan Wilson's "One Good Dog" and "The Dog Who Danced" or Kevin Hearne's Oberon in the Iron Druid Series. A Dog's Purpose was absolutely not for this human!
I don't know if I could. It was an amazing book but I don't think my heart could take it again.
If dogs could write I truly believe that this is how they would do it.
He was perfect. His expression and tone reminded my of my dog exactly.
I have never come close to crying in a movie but when baily died I started to cry driving home.
I accidentally listened to the sequel to this one (A Dog's Journey) first but enjoyed both books--even in the wrong order. I am an avid reader but believe the audio book made the book more alive. I recommend both of them to folks who love those smiling, waggy tailed family members.
There are too many dog names to remember..
There were tears followed by smiles and laughter.
I laughed. I cried. No, really. I did. What a great book. I love, love, loved this book. Did I mention I loved this book?
This is a story of a dog's journey to figure out his purpose. Every time he thinks he has it figured out, something changes. It is definitely a book written by a dog lover for fellow dog lovers. Cameron captures the essence of those wonderful creatures who have chosen to become our companions, regardless and in spite of our imperfections.
I listed to this audio book and the narrator, George K. Wilson, does a wonderful job. Not only does he differenciate the different characters, but he manages to instill the right tone and emotion into the words of the author. He even manages to make you realize that Ethan has grown up and/or aged simply by his voice.
I can not say enough about this book. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who has ever shared their life with a dog. This book should not be missed!!!
I don't know. I expected a fun story with dogs and people.
Not been so cutesy.
All of them.
I kept thinking about the theory that memory formation is dependent on the development of language and the concept of "thinking in pictures". These twin distractions prevented me from enjoying the book. The fault probably lies with me and not the author. Oddly, the concept of canine re-incarnation didn't make me pause, but I couldn't get past the doggy narration.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
I sure would. The story was amazing and the reader of the book was so good. It kept me interested the whole time. Could hardly stop listening.
He has a strong voice and I enjoyed the enthusaism in his readings.
I wouldn't change it. The title was perfect.
A Dog's Purpose is definitely my favorite audio book I have ever listened to. I loved it so much that I forced my parents into listening to it on the car ride from home to North Carolina. It was an even better audio book than nook book, mSot defiantly! I give this book two thumbs up/5 stars!
My favorite character was the dog. If you enjoyed this book or think that you will enjoy it, consider getting the sequal, as well.
No, I have not listened to any other preformances by Wilson, but how could they be as wonderful?! I really want to know!!
I think that the most memorable character was Ethan. He was still mentioned and remembered in the next book, too.
If you are looking for a book to steal your emotions and give you tidal waves of happiness and heart breaking love and saddness, this is the book tor you. I have never looked at my dog, Sandy, in the same way since, especial because she is the same breed as Baily. Over all, if you want something from a book, cances are you'll find it in this! Note: beware! There are some cusses/curses/swear words in this book! Try not to let the tots hear some of these words!
I had no idea what to expect. I just chose this book on a whim and I'm happy I did.
I was brought to tears and to laughter. I was anxious and upset at times, happy at others. Such a moving story. A dog's life, written from the dog's perspective and very well done. I don't want to give too much away. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a pet.
I simply loved this book. I couldn't stop listening, and was sad when it was over.