It would depend on the book.
I think the book would have benefited by being shorter.
Maybe talk a little faster.
I really liked the beginning. Tales about the town and his relationships with his family.
I love dog stories and choose the book based on reviews. I only listen to books while I walk. One of my incentives to walking is my eagerness to find out what "happens next". There was no incentive to get back to this book. It was boring. I stopped listening half way through.
Unforgettable, heartwarming, and inspiring.
Of course it was the main character, Atticus. His friend the author, Tom, made him come to life as I listened to the story. I have a little dog that I walk every morning while listening to books on my ipod. My dog became Atticus to me.
It was heartfelt and loving towards his dog and his father.
I cried several times but the one I remember is when Atticus received his award.
Since reading this book I've searched the internet for more pictures of Atticus and wish I could meet him in person.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
A great story about human and dog relationships told by a wonderful writer and narrator. I don't even have a dog, but loved the story of Atticus and his human companion, Tom. This is a terrific story about man's best friend and their amazing achievements together.
Yes whole heartedly. Tom Ryan has a great speaking voice, and has written a most heartwarming story with a happy ending.
This is a love story. Simple and true.
Tom and Atticus are the stars from beginning to end.
It made me laugh and cry, and want to read it and listen to it over and over.
This is a wonderful book and anyone that listens to it, will want to listen again and again.
This is of the best dog stories ever! The adventures, challenges and love shared by the author and his wonderful little dog, Atticus, kept me captivated from beginning to end.
I did not read the book, but I enjoyed the audible version as read by the author
I love the relationship between Tom Ryan and Atticus - the love, trust and interdependence that allowed Tom Ryan to grow. My favorite scene is when Atticus gets his winter gear - priceless!
His inflections gave the story a true feeling and added to the meaning of the story.
I did listen to it in all one sitting... and have since listened to it again and again! It makes me feel hopeful about man's connection to other animals and the world around him; as well as our ability to accomplish amazing things in the face of tremendous challenges. But most of all, I fell in love with Atticus.
I kept thinking of the saying,
It was too much about Tom Ryan and just seemed to rattle on and on.
Tom Ryan should have hired a actor to read this. His accent was very distracting.
I have two small dogs that love to hike and I think it showed that they can hike with the best of dogs.
This book started great but was WAY too long. We were really into it at first on a 5k mile road trip this summer... all that changed around the 5 hour mark. Somehow Tom's slog up all the NH peaks became equally painful for us. We couldn't finish it.
Tom's accent and stories about life in small town New England town were endearing.
For others like me who can't get enough of anything dog -- but with qualifiers.
The cliff hangers were tiresome. Story could have been significantly edited back.