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A Dog Named Christmas Audiobook

A Dog Named Christmas

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Publisher's Summary

Todd, the youngest of four children, has a developmental disability that keeps him at home on the farm with his mother and father. One special holiday season, Todd hears an ad on the radio from a shelter looking for temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week. When Todd's parents at last give in to his pleas for this charitable cause, the family is faced with an entire shelter full of dogs needing homes.

Using his special charms and gifts of persuasion, Todd encourages his whole community to help in the "adopt a dog for Christmas program" and, more importantly, teaches his family the true meaning of goodwill.

©2008 Greg Kincaid; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    Teresa 05-29-15
    Teresa 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    I got addicted and finished the book in one afternoon! Great book!! Loved it !!

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    Nina P. Illinois 05-16-15
    Nina P. Illinois 05-16-15

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    "Very sweet story"

    This story proves that there is a dog for everybody. Not just an animal but a member of the family.

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    Chad 04-12-15
    Chad 04-12-15 Member Since 2010
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    "If you love dogs... Listen"

    I'm an admitted dog lover so that may have a part in my enjoyment of this book. That being said this is a heart warming book that reminds us how much happiness a dog can bring to our lives.

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    Wendy Siemens Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA 04-07-15
    Wendy Siemens Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA 04-07-15 Member Since 2009

    Professional artist and art instructor. I listen to audible books when I work on paintings, sew or do housework. I also fall asleep listening to audio books. I like mysteries history science fiction young adult and biographies.

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    "Tugs at your heart but ends well"

    I love animals and this story is about a special needs boy a shelter dog and a war hero father who has memories of a war dog who died in service protecting him. Made me cry but ends well.

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    Film Lover 03-31-15
    Film Lover 03-31-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Feel good story"

    This story is pretty short but I enjoyed it a lot. It definitely made me feel good. I saw the movie, which expanded on the story a bit. I like it as well.

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    Christina 01-17-15
    Christina 01-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Speaks to the heart."
    Would you listen to A Dog Named Christmas again? Why?

    I would certainly listen to this again.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the wife asks the husband and when does Christmas end?


    If you could take any character from A Dog Named Christmas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Christmas out. He is one of our uncelebrated hero's.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book. It really highlighted how much pets impact our lives.

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    Buffy Denver, CO 01-09-15
    Buffy Denver, CO 01-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun, light entertainment."
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    This is one of those feel good stories that warm the heart. A few lessons to be learned -- our lives can be enriched by animals; and our children are here to help us learn those lessons.

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    Claudia Hodges 12-30-14
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    "Great family Christmas story!"

    Sweet, clean story that the entire family can enjoy. Perfect family story with humor, drama, and a little mystery too.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-13-14
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 12-13-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Warm and cozy, heart-growing adventure"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The whole family. George, MaryAnn and Todd were great. They just worked together like a close knit family.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    I didn't have a single character that was a greater favorite. I can't think of a better narrator either. The tones, the voice alterations and just the sentiment behind the words worked with Mark's performance. What a joy!


    Who was the most memorable character of A Dog Named Christmas and why?

    Christmas. A dog person will just understand. The credit in this book says something like 'For my wife, she has taught me so much - not the least of which is the value of a good dog'

    Families who have dogs understand the values that dogs teach us - any day that ends with a bit of ball throwing/fetching is a good day, sofas are for snuggling, the outfit/haircut/makeup don't have to be perfect to be the perfect companion for a dog.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a short but exceptional story. It is perfect for this time of year and it is a perfect story for families. I wanted to listen all the way through but the day caught up with me and instead we went to bed with just over an hour left. While making breakfast we finished the story. We giggled about the story events as we let the dogs in then let the dogs out. By story end our dogs were curled up on the sofa ready for a mid morning nap.

    A few of you may want a box of tissues but overall this is not a tear-jerker story, this is a feel good story with a good ending.

    Dare I suggest that you give this book as a gift? It is awesome!

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    Garden Womble Nova Scotia, Canada 12-06-14
    Garden Womble Nova Scotia, Canada 12-06-14 Member Since 2012

    A frequent listener - mostly to mystery, police procedurals and science fantasy, with a few other bits and pieces thrown in. I live on a farm and run my own technical writing business, and listen to audiobooks while knitting and spinning yarn in my spare time.

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    "A lovely seasonal story"
    If you could sum up A Dog Named Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Heartwarming Seasonal Listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the animal theme to the story, because I'm a big animal lover. That said, there were many themes that appealed to me - family, love, understanding, sharing, compassion, and more.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    Todd - he did a really good job of interpreting the personality of a challenged young man.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I smiled a lot - it just made me feel all "warm and fuzzy" inside.


    Any additional comments?

    Short but sweet - a really enjoyable, light story for the holidays. These kinds of stories get me through the winter blahs!

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