I loved the way the book made me feel like I was in the story. I felt as if I could interrupt any of the characters to ask them a question. I felt like I was in the car chases as well as needing to duck when Grave Digger starts shooting in the dark. The book has so much energy that I would feel exhausted for Jackson playing all of these emotionally charged characters.
The most memorable moment of the story was when Jackson finds his brother's body and can't let on who he is.
I loved the way he could change from one character to another in the many heated conversations. It made you feel like you were actually listening to three, four or five different people and not just the one voice of Samuel Jackson.
It made me both laugh and cry. Jackson sister as Sister Gabrielle was both funny and sad as the brother cons people for money to support a drug habit. It was emotional when he/she is killed so violently. The book brought the reality of living in a city such as Harlem and how people have to husle to survive.
I don't think I could read this book myself and get half as much out of it as I did listening to the dynamic voices of characters that Samuel Jackson brings to life!! BRAVO!!! Hope to find more book by him in this format.
I have not read the book but through the audio version I felt as I could almost hear what my own dogs would be say to me if I only listened. I have an 11 year old mutt whose health is failing who has been a loyal and lovable companion who has taught me many of life's lesson. Reading THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN was comforting as I do feel animals can communicate with humans. So, the many conversations that Laverne and I have had about her health, what she means to me and how I promise to be there for her till the end- don't seem so ridiculous now.
What I liked best about the book besides the dog's point of view on human behavior, I enjoyed the analogies between the art of racing and the art of living. It was a great read. I'm sure I will reread it at some point.
No, this book was the first.
It made me both laugh and cry. I found the dog's description of his owner's romance especially entertaining. Having had 3 dogs who lived 12+ years and then leave me- I felt the sadness made me quite emotional.
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