There is nothing more LIVELY, ENERGETIC, OR LOVING than a mini schnauser!
The main character is very interesting. His insitefulness and caring are very endearing. The way the dogs eventually turn his life around completely was, in a way, that dogs often turn people's life around. Knowing the personality of the mini schnauser, I can completely understand how this happens.
It was the perfect voice for the character.
There are parts that make anyone laugh and cry. The touching part is the way the dog adapts to people and the outdoor wilderness. The same as my mini schnauser, who looks just the same as the picture on the cover, will adapt to any invironment he finds himself in.
He is happy just to "be" anywhere he is.
Could not put this book down!! I fell in love with it!
Great story BUT!
The plot was very good and held my interest throughout the book. My only lack of interest was the repetitcious, "fem fatale," of J.J. It was more than clear that she had PTSD from her past experiences, but the constant episodes dragged a bit. I, also, found the sexual drama a bit tiring, but then that may be my age. LOL Possibly I might find that more appealing a few decades ago. The humor throughout the book was very entertaining. I found myself laughing out loud at the sarcasm quite often. It lent a lot to the relationship that existed between J.J. and Jack.
Laura has a very lively reading voice, which gave important emotion to the various scenes. I enjoyed listening to her.
Wouldn't I be happy if that were possible. I found myself sneaking my earphones out and listening when I shouldn't be. (Shhhhh!)
I am sorry I did not read the first book in the series earlier, but am going to do that now.
I always enjoy the audio more. I have read many of Dick Francis books before getting my
I-Pod. The readers accent helps me stay in England throughout the book.
It held me from beginning to end. I went back after listening and started at the beginning, and that is rare for me!
Simon Prebble was able to emulate the various characters so it was not confusing who was speaking. His voice and accent were enjoyable.
The love of horses and their jobs and care.
The people and places bring back memories of my travel through England. I would not have been as iinterested if I had not been there and could picture the people and places that were discribed in the book. I am a psychologist and found the personalities familiar. It was slow at times, but not enough to put the book aside. The story was funny, sad, and inspireing. I would not recommend it to everyone, but would recommed it greatly to some people. It is not the normal that I am used to, but, a great break from the regular books I am interested in.
Maybe a little less listing of all of the many flowers and open land observed by Harold. I felt that those areas were slowing down the story
A very interesting determination of Harold's that would not be typical of his caricature.
I always want more of a book I have enjoyed! I would get a follow-up if it was available.
Worth giving it a try for the avid reader.
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