This book is clever and funny! I really LOVED it. A great "feel good" book and a must read for dog lovers!
No. The fact that the dog keeps coming back to life as a new dog in a new body with different experiences was good after one time. But over and over and over again got to be way too much.
For the first couple hours, yes.
I turned it off right away. This is probably a good book for certain readers but my bad on spending a credit on it. Lesson learned
Smiles and tears throughout this enjoyable listen. The author ties up all the loose ends, but one. (spoiler alert: what happened to the cretin who crippled his "boy"?)
A great gift for any animal lover with an audio device.
A warm, wonderful story that speaks to the heart of all of us owned by our dogs.
If there was a word for page-turner applied to audios, I'd use it here for this audiobook.
A dog's purpose was a lot like reading a series of short anecdotes in Readers Digest as written by a personified dog. It was cute and relatable and anyone with a dog at some point in their life will recognize every moment as one they shared with their dog. The twist in the story adds a bit of interest for awhile.
Overall, it reminded me of being curled up on the floor being read to by my elementary school teacher and of what it might be like to sip an entire container of maple syrup.
There isn't a lot of depth but it obviously fills some sort of need for people based on the glowing reviews. I found it pretty flat and requiring no effort on the part of the reader -- which is good if that is what you're looking for.
I literally listened to this book at double speed. I can't imagine listening to the whole thing at regular speed, the narrator speaks so slowly! Well, the story is trite and oh-so-cutesy, completely defies logic and I gave up less than halfway through. I don't understand all the praise this book has gotten, I was very disappointed.
I got this book to enjoy over the holidays - one review said it was a light happy read. It is anything but! If you are an animal lover and sensitive to the reality of how they are treated and misunderstood - this book will depress you, make you dislike humans even more than you might already, and generally put you in a good funk. Stay away!!
The first section was so juvenile and so poorly written, I really didn't think I would get through it. But I forced myself to give it a chance, and I became hooked. Assuming you read the synopsis, you know this is about a dog that is reincarnated. The first section must have been hastily added, but the rest of the book is great. It is emotional and heart warming. Hang with it for an hour and you will be hooked. You will learn why the dog lived the life he had and what he brings with him to the next life.
Boring and an annoying narration. Read like a child's reader and 3 lives was 2 too many.