A must read.
I cannot pull one thing out. It was all memorable. Roger Ebert expresses so many emotions that I believe we all feel, but cannot speak of. The humility and tenderness of his self observation, his downfalls, his successes, all revealed to me a man I really didn't know anything about, though I watched him on TV for years. He is so much more than a movie critic. And he has found peace and joy even in his tragedies. I recommend this highly to everyone, as I can not imagine a person who would not be moved.
Oh, there were so many. I'm going to listen again.
Roger Ebert is truly a bright star of a person, one so needed in this world today.
The narrator is spectacular.
I haven't heard any others.
I don't know
Darcey with the lime green cadillac and rabbit's foot key chain is one, and Maurice.
I wish this had been catagorized as a Christian book.
At the top!!!
It is all from the dog (Rascal)'s point of view. Sort of like "Babe" movies, where all the dogs, cats, etc. talk to each other and try to get through to the people (two legs).
I loved the voices. At the beginning, Rascal is a young pup and the voice is a little southern boy. As Rascal ages, Hill aged his voice and inflection. He did a great job.
I listen to or read books constantly, some being very serious or adult type fiction, some are non-fiction. This was a welcomed refreshing change. I loved the whole book. I will listen to it again. It is for all ages, and especially for animal lovers, and those of us who feel our pets think like people (I know they do, but that's just my opinion). Rascal's innocense and honesty is moving, and again, the voice is perfect for a young southern puppy. I also loved how the life of the animals is mixed in with the life of all the people around them, and showed how dogs miss their "two leggeds" and how animals help people and we sometimes don't know it. Take a chance on this one. It's like a Shrek movie after a month of documentaries.
Someone who likes linear and shallow romance novels with a dull edge.
Anything NOT by Nora Roberts
No, but I liked his voice. He did a good job. It was the text that riled me.
I liked Nate, the one telling the story. It was the cheap stereotypical small town women that I found disgusting. I like most stories about Alaska, fiction or non-fiction. I could have kept listening if not for those slutty women. I don't think Nora did her research. I live in an isolated small town in Wy, and have never met a woman like that here, and per my reading, they aren't in Alaska either. Those kind of women are usually in big cities at cheap corner bars.
It was a waste of money.
In the top 4
Matthew Flinder's cat, because both books are about lonliness, harsh life, and overcoming. Both have characters that meet, then part, then wind around to helping each other magically.
I love his voice and inflections, and his accent. I could listen to him all day (and sometimes I do!)
Doc for sure. I never knew my grandfathers, so this relationship (though they really weren't related) touched me deeply. Doc looked to nature for answers, loved living things, and had compassion for those less fortunate. He didn't judge anyone, and was the best teacher that arrived when PK needed him the most. I feel that PK would have gone a totally different direction if not for Doc. But I would also want Heil Pete (sp) to be with us too.
I first saw the movie, then read the book years ago. I recently listened to it and the story is still wonderful and touching. This is one I will, for sure, read over and over in my life.
Unique, poignant, happy ending
I cannot compare this book to any other book except those by Bryce Courtenay.
Humphrey Bower is my favorite narrator.
Ryan, the little boy. I identified with him mostly because of my past, and also because I have experienced young kids in my adult life that were exceptional, yet were in a terrible situation. Like Billy, they changed my life, and I was willing to give up things to help them.
I have never read or heard a Bryce Courtenay book that I didn't like. I plan to read them all. This one, as with all of them, gave me the feeling of going to another continent, to experience a different way of speaking. The intricate sub-stories are easy to follow and all the pieces are knitted together meticulously for the grand ending. Characters are strong. When I completed this book, I felt a bit sad that it was over.
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