Weepy, uplifting and satisfying
As a long time dog owner (7 of them) it is interesting to see another insight into what is going on in those noodles
Re-incarnation is a belief of many lives in our world. The author pulls this together and leaves us wondering about other future selves and interaction of beings smart and not so..
The narrator's pacing and inflection fit each "new" dog and would not let me go.
Cameron and Wilson hooked me in to another one.
The narrator was truly wonderful.
I honestly didn't have a favorite character -- I enjoyed every single one of them.
I love listening to books from geat narrators, it is like being told a story that you never want to end.
Every moment moved me -- I didn't want it to end.
I very much enjoyed the book. The performance was perfect. A dog's first person perspective made the book very interesting. This book made me think of my dog and the dogs of my past in a good way.
I typically only write reviews over books that I personally find to be horrible.(My way of helping other listeners from wasting a credit who think the same way as I do) I have a library FULL of books that I dont like! I purchased this book not with credits but additional money when Audible offered this book on sale. The money I applied to this book was the best purchase I have made in quite awhile! This book goes into my "Fave" pile!! From the start I was engulfed into the characters. I laughed and cried from start to finish! I have always had dogs and currently have 3 Golden Retrievers. I found myself looking at each of them through out the story and imagining "that is EXACTLY what Luci would say" etc! I thought of my childhood and that "unconditional friend" your dog always is. It made me smile at the memories of my dogs whom have passed away a long time ago. As I said in the title.. A MUST for anyone who loves dogs! In my opinion it is suitable not only for adults but for teenagers also. Hope you love it as much as I did!
Disclaimer: I am a total sucker for dogs and stories about them. I can maintain my composure in a movie when a person dies, but never when a dog does. Unless you share this mindset, this book may not be for you. But if you love dogs, you'll love this story. I highly recommend the narrator, George K. Wilson, who somehow sounds exactly as a dog should. The book got me 1) even more tuned in than before to my dog's point of view and 2) panting (ok, bad pun) to read the second book in the series, A Dog's Journey. I will admit that the story is a little bit Disney-esque, in that almost everything turns out fairly well, and some people are a bit too good to be true, but hey, I like my dog books happy. Enjoy, fellow dog fans
You almost thought the dog was talking and telling the story.
It was sad in parts but got over it so fast you were on to another
Bailey and the boy....it was beautiful and made you believe that dogs do have great ideas.
you thought it was the dog telling the story.
most of it. He brought out all the different parts of dog ownership. dog horders, childreds dogs, people that don't deserve dogs, search and rescue dogs.
any animal person would love this.
If you liked Marley and Me you are going to love this book. I didn't know what to expect when my wife suggested it and when it started I was afraid it was going to be corny. Then.. as I listed I realized that this was so much about a real dog and what many go through that as he/she moved on, it changed my whole viewpoint of a dogs life, action and purpose.
Now, when I see a dog, young and old, I think of this book. To me, this is required reading/listening for every dog owner.
Oh... you'll need to get out the tissue.. its enough to bring a big man to tears at times.
I did not read the print version.
I would say it is similar to 'Marley & Me'.
When she was Ella, the K9 dog.
I would take out the senior, older Ethan because I would like to know how he felt about Bailey and how Bailey made an impact on his life, prior to dying.
I also think the narrator, George Wilson, did a great job. He made me believe the characters through his voice.
This book is right on top of my list of favorites I have listened to, I almost imagine I wouldn't have loved it as much if I read it.
No, I haven't but if I have a chance I sure will.
When I was done with this audiobook, I wanted more, I couldn't stop telling everyone about it, dog lover or not, I think everyone would love it as much as I did.
I'm still in aww of the story.
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.