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.
I'm a bit reluctant - perhaps in a pinch or if I wasn't purchasing it.
The narrator's voice was pleasant though, so may try another book read by George K. Wilson.
A different book?
The first person narrative came across as a bit flat and too 'explanatory' rather than developing the characters. It just didn't hold my interest or make me want to know more about any of the dogs or people that the story was about.
It is a wonderful story that makes you wonder about your own dog...
Can't pick just one memorable moment
Each character was rich. It's too hard to pick a favorite
When the bond between Bailey and Ethan was forged
This novel grabbed me and held me throughout. I can add little to the glowing praise written by other reviewers. I will say, however, that George K. Wilson's narration was so genuinely doggish that I could almost believe that he was canine himself. His eagerness, inflection, and tenderness added to W. Bruce Cameron's text to create a completely credible portrayal of the dogs in the story.
This is a novel that takes a dog through numerous lives. Each time he dies, he awakes as a new dog with memories of his old life. I was not wild about this gimmick, and saw this more as a way to combine a few different dog stories into one novel. In most of these stories, the actual human story was less interesting than the details of how a dog thinks. Lots of humor there. This dog at different times was a dog on the run, a boy's best friend, a police search day, and an ignored/abused dog. The end is a bit over-the-top at pulling the emotional strings, but still fun. This story made me smile, and drew me in emotionally at times. The reader was very good.