I loved the book. The narrator spoke as if he were reading to elementary school kids sitting on a rug. Ruined it. The book is too meaningful to be cutsie. Interestingly enough, in the second book, A Dog's Journey, same narrator- fantastic job. Could definitely listen again to Purpose for the story- but narration would make it painful.
I've always thought animals could have other lives as people say they have had. I love this story of Toby, Bailey and Buddy. The ending was exactly as it should be. No loose ends to tie up. Bittersweet at times but much laughter and smiles throughout.
That the dog retained the memories of his prior lives and was able to apply them to his future ones.
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If you love animals it is a great story. I know I always wonder what goes through my pets minds, I think the author did a great job of telling what he thought.
Great book, especially if you own a dog. Makes you wonder what your dog is thinking when they tilt their head and look at you!
The love between a dog and his boy!
If one could remove ulterior motives and false impressions from relationships you would have the perfection of a dog's love.
The book is a story of connection and devotion, even over more than one lifetime, between Ethan and Bailey/Buddy. People, pets, places and situations recur with meaning. It is a very philosophical take on life and connections in your life which we overlook in the busy business of living. Even the dog had business to attend to but ultimately came together with his most loved relationship to help and support his friend thru his transitions.
Another winner! Both story and performance are outstanding...lots of out loud laughing and downright sobbing. Our animals hold a direct line to our hearts. These life experience tales, told from the intelligent heart and voice of a dog, sharpen our human perception of a "dog's purpose".
I loved how this book was from the dog's perspective and how we got to see different kinds of dogs throughout the book. The story was so very heartwarming. If you have ever loved a dog or wanted to love a dog this is a book I think you would enjoy.
This is just a great weekend listen to gladden the heart.
Read this book
He put you right inside the dog's head and you experience the emotions of the dog.
All of it was moving I wouldn't have missed a second of it. Will listen to it again.
This was the perfect book; made you laugh, made you cry, made you sad and made you happy. I would highly recommend this book. I know I look at my dog differently now. Would rank it right up there as one of the best books I have read.
I would definitely listen again. It is a heartwarming story full of laughter and tears.
That it was written from the dogs point of view.
The dog of course! In its many reincarnations.
No. I wanted it to last a long time. I was sad when it was over. I enjoyed being immersed in the story.
I recommend the book to everyone.
Yes, I have! Every chance I get!!!
Absolutely WONDERFUL. Perfect as the voice of Toby/Bailey etc...What a wonderful narrator!! He made the book all the more wonderful!!
Laugh, cry, shout out in anger, gasp, hold my breath....just wonderful!!!
Listen to this, read this! I am on the second book right now and it is just as wonderful!!!