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A Dog Named Christmas Audiobook
A Dog Named Christmas
Written by: 
Greg Kincaid
Narrated by: 
Mark Bramhall
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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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    Caroline 07-24-14
    Caroline 07-24-14
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    "Wonderful Story with Great Characters"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book has it all - great dog story and great characters with a storyline that is good for all ages - young and old.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Dog Named Christmas?

    When the boy is given the job at the shelter.


    Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


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

    Several times I cried but not a sad book.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a nice Christmas story that could have many people opening their hearts to our animal friends in need.

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    Jennifer 04-02-14
    Jennifer 04-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "enjoyable"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to everyone. It is a heart touching and fun book to listen to. The reader is very good at portraying the characters.


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    Steven 02-10-14
    Steven 02-10-14
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    "This was a pretty good listen. Heart warming."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook it was a very good listen. It was a refreshing and something the entire family could enjoy.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog was my favorite character.


    What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brought the whole thing together. Very good narrator.


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

    Each and every character played a vital role which centered around the dog named Christmas.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nichole 01-19-14
    Nichole 01-19-14
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    "How a narrator's choices can ruin a story"

    It is entirely possible that the story as a whole is a good one. I did not get past the first 20 minutes of the narration. I had to stop the moment used the stereotypical "retarded voice" for Todd, who is developmentally challenged. That is the same horrible voice that schoolyard bullies used to torment special education students when I was young. It is a lazy choice done in poor taste.

    No one can convince me that the narrator couldn't have approached this in a more sophisticated manner, especially since the author states that after watching or talking with Todd briefly, you would realize there was something "usual" about him. The emphasis seems to be on how the young man thinks differently--no need for bells and whistles screaming his differences! Something more subtle was called for here. The narrator has a good voice overall. He could have done so much better.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Phillips Asheville North Carolina 01-19-14
    David Phillips Asheville North Carolina 01-19-14 Member Since 2013

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

    A very sweet story, which was a joy to listen to


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the father, he was wise and commical.


    What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, definately.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer AMARILLO, TX, United States 01-19-14
    Amazon Customer AMARILLO, TX, United States 01-19-14
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    "A much needed heart-warmer"
    What did you love best about A Dog Named Christmas?

    I loved the fact that I couldn't stop listening - whether it was at WalMart buying groceries or just resting on the couch.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is the son though I can't remember his name.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Fletcher, OK, United States 01-11-14
    Debra Fletcher, OK, United States 01-11-14 Member Since 2010

    crystalbluern

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    "Christmas never ends"
    Would you listen to A Dog Named Christmas again? Why?

    I will be listening to this one again. Wonderful story about family and healing. Loved the characters and the first person telling of the story. The narrator was perfect for this one. Wonderfully surprised and ended with a heartfelt feel good spirit.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Owen 01-05-14
    Owen 01-05-14

    Oldtimer1029

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    "We will share this with our kids"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Todd was as loving and compassionate as we wish the whole world could be.


    What does Mark Bramhall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mark Bramhall's narration was spot on. He understood the story at the heart level.


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

    Todd's Mom and Dad were faced with some difficult challenges, yet overcame them and allowed their love for one another to heal the wounds. My wife and I can understand their love as expressed through their son and the dog named Christmas.


    Any additional comments?

    As dog owners, we get it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 01-05-14
    Susan 01-05-14

    This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.

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    "Sweet Story Enjoyed the Message and Relationships"

    Looking for a few good Christmas stories and I came across this one. It will not be a future classic, but it is a nice message with a positive ending. There is hope for the future if parents will follow this parent's lesson for his son. Very nice.

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    Karen NASHUA, NH, United States 01-02-14
    Karen NASHUA, NH, United States 01-02-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a dedicated reader/listener. My tastes are very eclectic, and there's not much I don't like except horror and dull history.

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    "Utterly delightful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dog Named Christmas to be better than the print version?

    Yes, absolutely. It is important to hear the nuances of voice when dealing with dogs.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maggie, of course, but Scott was very well developed. I have a rescued, emotionally damaged dog who has strange reactions and actions, so I really appreciated Maggie's viewpoint.


    What about Mark Bramhall’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration and voice distinction.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was an unexpected pleasure, a gift to myself during the Christmas season.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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