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.
One of the best audio books I've listened to!
the ending is very satisfying and touching.
I loved how he changed his voice for the different characters.
I enjoyed the book much more than I expected as it's not my usual type of read. The narrator was very well suited to the story. I enjoyed how it was told from the dog's point of view. I know the author is just creating what he thinks a dog is thinking, but it was believable to the point where I started looking at my dog and wondering about what is going on in her doggy-brain. I generally avoid books where I think the ending will be sad and so have a tendency to avoid animal books because the ends usually are. This one wasn't bad for weepy-endings (good to know if you listen to audiobooks on public transit, etc.) It's more of a feel-good animal book, in my opinion. I ended up buying a paper copy of the book for my mother for Christmas and two of my coworkers also bought it for family members after I was telling them about it, so I hope everyone likes it as much as I did. It's a feel good story for anyone who likes dogs and the audio version has the added bonus of a great narrator.
I never ever cry at books. This one had me sitting, listening, with big fat tears rolling down my face. Both sad and joyous. A beautiful book.
I absolutely LOVED this book. I listened to it at work and stayed late several nights so I could hear more of it. This is one of my all time favorites and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Actually, I've already been doing that.
I really enjoyed reading this book written from the dog's point of view and found the reincarnation theme intriguing. As a dog lover I just loved the story and the description of a dog's thinking (or how we imagine a dog might be thinking). The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was the statement in the end about how the human has a more important role to play which I found to be a strange statement. But all in all an enjoyable listening and the reader did a great job.