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David

Southern Pines, NC, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Dog Stars

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Peter Heller
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1096)
    Performance
    (972)
    Story
    (976)

    Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, his only neighbor a gun-toting misanthrope. In his 1956 Cessna, Hig flies the perimeter of the airfield or sneaks off to the mountains to fish and to pretend that things are the way they used to be. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists beyond the airport.

    Melinda says: "Absolutely Stellar!"
    "Heavenly"
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    Would you listen to The Dog Stars again? Why?

    I would listen to The Dog Stars again just to hear the beautiful descriptions of the Colorado wilderness. The main character embodies a true naturalists view of the Rockies even in a post apocalyptic world. So many books of this genre fail to show any beauty in the world when we humans mess it up.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The first person narrative can feel very narrow in a story but this author balances both story and character in a way rarely heard. Kudos to the author, I hope to read/listen to more of his work in the future.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Early in the story when the character goes into the mountains to hunt for food and reminisces about the trout that he used to catch. It set the tone for a survivor who is not totally destitute but realizes that the world will never be the same. The wistfullness of his memories felt very real.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would just put a high profile actor, ie. Decaprio, Tatum, you get the idea on the poster. I think this story would be a beautiful role for any male actor.


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