I loved this story!!!! While it is rough to listen to the tough parts of this dog's life, life isn't only worthwhile when everything is smooth and easy. This dog deepens in his/her character through the rough and lovely things that he experiences. Humans would do well to learn the lessons that are present in this story. My favorite aspect of the narrative, however, is the dog's explanation of dog behavior. Aggression, submission, protection are all played out in terms that make me look at my dogs much differently.
without spoiling - the very end of the book - a dog's purpose and what he decides it is.
It would have to be Buddy - although impractical - for all his wisdom he has gained in 44 years.
Whether you are a dog lover or not - you will be after listening to this book. This is one of the most heart-felt and intelligent books I have ever listened to. And as I usually listen to books as I drive - one of the few that have no sections I prefer to not listen to with all my children in the car. Actually - I encouraged them to read the book for the life lessons it teaches in such a genuine way. LOVED the book.
I found this book rather boring at the beginning and couldn't quite figure out what the point was. It seemed rather juvenile and I nearly gave up on it. But since the narration was done well, I stuck with it and am so glad that I did. It turned out to be a great book and each time I thought it was about to end.......it started all over again! A very interesting perspective from the other end of the leash! I would recommend it to anyone who has ever shared their life with a "special" dog. It will warm your heart and make you think of your special friend in ways you had never considered before!
Excellent, spiritual, emotional
Buddy because he sums up the entire book.
The last time he is a puppy.
I've recommended this book to several of my friends including my minister for a possible reference for use in an upcoming sermon.
I listen to two audiobooks a month. My main interest is in a well-told story, so I enjoy a lot of fiction. But I like history as well
The novel is in the dog's voice, and you get to really love this animal.
If you like dogs, or if you like the Chet and Bernie novels (Dog on it, etc.) you need to prepare for a more serious side of dogs. But this novel, have no doubts, is very much about how deep dogs love us.
A really good narrator fades into the background, and Wilson does that so well, you forget that the dog is not telling this tale.
Oh, no question that it would be the dog, in any of the incarnations.
Be prepared for a really great book, one that goes deeper into what matters in life than you expect. But it is also a really fun book, very well narrated.
In the end I liked this book. It had a slow start and I wasn't sure I wanted to continue, but I'm glad I did.
family tree buff
I have recommended this book to so many people, including my daughter and everyone has thanked me.
I haven't listened to his other books but his narration in this book was outstanding.
Why we love our dogs
...that has changed the way I relate to dogs. The author does a fantastic jobs weaving together what the dog hears and what the dog understands. And the dog's vocabulary is awesome!
I really loved the story. It was interesting to hear how the Dog's life change.. It was sad & happy. So worth reading.
I liked the way the story was told from dog's perspective--that added a lot of humor.
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