I usually avoid dog stories, to be honest, I cannot bear most animal stories. They usually make me cry, they break my heart and I can never forget. Life makes me cry enough; I read to escape, to be enlightened, to find hope not to have my damn heart broken again. So, I bought this book promising myself that if it started to shatter my heart I'd stop reading. No problem. I'd just stop. THEN the warning signs appeared, a sad ending was in store for me, but...no...maybe not...just maybe.. I trusted my instinct and kept reading, the glorious author fooled me and turned what could have been a heart-wrenching end into a precious memory. No sad endings here. Just a good story, written the way someone who truly loves dogs would write it. A story a cynic can love. A story a big mush like me can treasure. Read it. You won't be sorry.
The story is adorable.the precocious main character has a voice and imagination that blurts out hilarious and odd bits of trivia. The narrator is priceless, the best I have encountered. While the conclusion of the story us predictable. It was worth listening to for no other reason than to discover what Flavia thinks or does next!
I am a sci-Fi addict and usually love worlds and peoples that are utterly alien, but perhaps it is because this is a book entirely of war. I hated it. I made it through the first section. I have finally given up. I simply can't get into it. Probably just not my style, but I have only quit one other book, usually I find something enjoyable. Not this time. Not this book.
I enjoyed the book, though the constant focus on sex and the coc. Was tiresome. It didn't move the story forward but got tedious,
The world is well developed.
No. Well, maybe, but the sounds of his mouth, kind of like he is having trouble with dry mouth and keeps kind of smacking his saliva around. The awful music and that were distracting. Otherwise, I think he did a good job.
Very touching, makes me think about our future.
It introduces a new species and alien way of thinking.
The narrator didn't do this book justice at all. This is the first time I have hated the narration. The emotions and inflections don't fit at all.
No. I would read the story.
The story needs glue. It is disconnected and could use fleshing out. Is this an excerpt? That is the only thing that makes sense. The narration didn't help.
This has to be one of my top 10 favourite books. I adore the humor and creativity. The main character is hilarious. Having raised a son, I can easily picture the antics of this young man and of Jesus as depicted in this story. I highly recommend this book, it is sure to make you laugh out loud, unless you are defensive about religious beliefs and are offended by the depiction of Jesus and his companions as anything less that saints.
I am in love with these books and the wonderful plays on words, the silliness, the adventures of a strong female character. I got lost in each book and now, having reached the end of what is available, wait with baited breath for the next and the others that follow. Ihope the author never tires of stories or of this series and I truly hope the narrator stays with the series. She is PRICELESS. Her intonations and accents are perfect and precious!
Emily Gray is now my favourite actress for audible books. I love how she brings the characters to life, each their very own and special accent or tone. She maintains consistency throughout the series and I truly appreciate that.
An adventure for everyone to enjoy, one that demonstrates the worst and the very best qualities of humanity.
I love that she managed to convey the character of each in the book so very well. I will definitely be looking for books that she narrates.
At first, I was cynical, thinking this would be another melodramatic novel best suited for teenagers. But I was wrong. This is a well-written novel. The characters are fully realized and the action is compelling. It wasn't too gory, no gratuitous violence; the author's use of each violent moment served only to propel the story forward.
I should have realized, having heard a Marianne Williamson speech previously, that this would have strongly religious overtones. If you are comfortable with a more :"born again" type theology, this is for you. It was simply too preachy. "Women, Food and God" was much less preachy and seemed more substantial.
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