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  • Nose Down, Eyes Up: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Merrill Markoe
    • Narrated By David Drummond
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (44)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (17)

    At 47, Gil is the world's oldest 22-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha).

    Ron says: "good little story if you like doggies"
    "Dog conversations very entertaining, not much else"
    Overall

    The parts of the book where the main character speaks with the dogs were very entertaining and funny, however everything else was disappointing. The plot was all over the place, with family squabbles, girlfriends, ex-wives, natural disasters, and non-stop drinking. It's hard to sympathize (much less actually like) the main character - as he lies and cheats his way through the whole story, spends most of the book half-drunk and/or sleeping in the back of his van, waffling about whether he likes his girlfriend, and antagonizing just about everybody he meets.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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