A touching collection of stories that show just how insightful, intelligent and emotionally bonded people and their dogs are. There are several tear jerker stories and most of the stories end with the dog dying somehow. But, the stories are well told and just helps demonstrate what most dog lovers already know - that their dog is really their best friend.
Loved this book. It was full of really touching stories, struggles and experiences of Dan's life and it is read perfectly. It's not going to convert anyone to his side of things so I wouldn't recommend it if you aren't like-minded but it sure made me laugh and cry and I even came away with some relationship tips for my own life.
I finished this book in two days! It was a greatly informative and educational peek into the science behind our animal kin...not just dogs but primates, dolphins, whales, even ants.
While I wriggled a little bit at some of the lab experiments, the outcomes are enlightening. This is a great book for anyone considering a career in dog training or just looking to understand how our counterparts communicate, feel and survive despite not communicating verbally.
This book makes me want to hike more! I learned a lot about the history of the AT and enjoyed the stories of Bryson's travels. I really enjoyed his sometimes hiking partner (and all of his issues) and also hearing about some of the odd people they met along the trail. The AT sounds intimidating, amazing, spiritual, enlightening and beautiful. It's a good read and a great way to experience the AT a little bit without strapping on a heavy pack and getting blisters on your feet.
The reader was very enjoyable - nice tone and a few character voices. Definitely a good choice!
An eye opening peek into the world of rescue from kill shelters and gas chambers down south to private and volunteer transporters to rescues and fosters and finally to adoption and forever homes. This book is a very informative read and has a heartwarming story of a journalist looking to track down the history of her rescue dog. Along the way she learns so much about tax payer funded "shelters", about so called rescues and about how thousands of dogs are saved (and sadly about the 10K per day that aren't.) It's eye opening and touching. It's sad and uplifting and I challenge you to read it and not walk away compelled to volunteer, donate or support rescues in some way. Don't shop, adopt. And always spay/neuter.
An eye opening look into the big food business including how they intentionally trick consumers with shady marketing, how they use scientists to formulate precise equations to make processed foods as addictive, cheap and satisfying as possible so we go back for more and how when the food industry ran into trouble they turned to their friends in the tobacco industry to help them navigate through the obesity crisis...and still come out ahead.
The supermarket is a battlefield, as the author says. And I will never look at potato chips the same way. Excellent, informative read. Pass the fruit, please.
I love that this was read my Moore himself. He's got some very entertaining and funny stories and I now have a greater understanding of why he's one of the most hated men around. Like him or hate him, he's incredibly intelligent, passionate and has a lot of good stories to tell.
The narrator is great. Engaging, different voices for children and just a nice, overall voice.
There are lots of quirky funny stories about the different dogs.
LOVED this book. It's a heartwarming story of an unlikely therapy dog touching, helping and saving so many lives. It shows how every dog comes into our life right when we need them.
It's also a great inside view of the life of a therapy dog and handler and the issues and training they go through, all the various programs they can assist with and some great little anecdotal stories about the people whose lives they help.
It made me laugh, tear up and smile a lot. Very highly recommended.
Excellent! A funny and entertaining account of growing up first as an outsider, and then becoming part of and working his way through Hollywood. The audiobook is narrated by him and was engaging to listen to. It's a great peek into the inner workings of the world of TV and movie, and has many touching stories about growing up, learning life lessons and loving, along the way.
I had a really hard time getting into this story and getting attached. I kept saying "I'll give it one more chapter" and by the time I was ready to give up on it, I only had 2 chapters left, so I stuck with it. I don't know why either. The characters were fine but I never really got attached to them. As an ex-Army spouse I thought I would. It is a realistic portrayal of deployments, the families left behind and the awkwardness of reuniting post-deployment but if you're looking for Army Wives like the TV show, this isn't it.
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