I agree with David from Escondido on this one. Don't waste your time.
I have not read the print version, but I thought the narrator did an excellent job. His reading of the book was one of the highlights for me.
The accounts of Trixie interacting with spirits, both earthly and otherwise. Riveting.
He read the book with such feeling and communicated all the emotions so well, I thought. The essence of what Kootntz was trying to communicate really seemed to come through.
I wish I could have, yes. I hope to plan a long road trip with the sole intention of listening to the entire thing again, but this time in one sitting.
For those with dogs, so much of what Koontz says rings true -- pointedly true. I cried at times, even when the story was not sad, because it gave words to what I have felt about the dogs I've had in my life. Now that I've finished the book, what I feel most is gratitude. I am grateful to DK for putting these words on paper, both for those who share their lives with dogs as well as for those who do not. Even if there's is only a tiny bit of understanding that creeps through, that is significant. I feel we have only scratched the surface of the wonderful spirit that is the Dog.
I found the writing style and narrator a bit difficult to stomach at times. I was able to look beyond what I found objectionable and extract some good information, however. This is how I have approached many (if not all) of the self-help books I have read over the years and it has proven to work for me. If you begin this book and think to yourself "Ug! I can't take several hours of this!", try to listen for the nuggets of wisdom/good info. They are in there!
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