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A Dog Named Christmas | [Greg Kincaid]

A Dog Named Christmas

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.
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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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    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 12-27-13
    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2007

    I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.

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    "A sweet tale or tail."

    This book is a great find... each character had such a purpose to the plot, even the town itself, and I found myself lost in the story. No bad language which I REALLY appreciate since I like to listen while I cook dinner and my children walk in and out of the kitchen. A nice, feel-good story.

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    Angel Mom 12-26-13
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    "Heartwarming"
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    This was a beautifully written tale of Christmas joy and how it often comes from the most unexpected places. The performance was good, but the tale itself will sweep you away into a world that will lift your spirit! A wonderful holiday listen.

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    steven 12-22-13
    steven 12-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "EXCELLENT!!"

    Lots of laughs and tears! Love this book!! Must read for any time of year! The performance was the best I've heard from any audiobook.

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    Marilyn S. Hope New Mexico 12-20-13
    Marilyn S. Hope New Mexico 12-20-13 Member Since 2009

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    "What a Joyful book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dog Named Christmas to be better than the print version?

    I have only heard the audio version and cannot believe it could be made better


    What did you like best about this story?

    Being a dog lover, I loved the way that 'Christmas' helped to heal the wounded heart of the dad. He had 'bad luck' with dogs in the past, but it took the special love and understanding of 'Christmas' to heal and nourish the soul, as dogs tend to do.


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

    His voice was loving and caring in just the right places


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

    Oddly enough I felt that Mary Ann, mother of her special needs son as well as wife had that special knowledge to work with both men and let the story play out. She knew when to keep quite and let her husband work through his demons with his boyhood dog and the one in Viet Nam.


    Any additional comments?

    I love dog stories and this one is loving and positive in the best ways.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Pennsylvania 12-19-13
    Andrea Pennsylvania 12-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Chirstmas story for dog lovers"

    This teetered between a 4 and 5 star book, as it wasn't intense or electrifying as what I would deem as criteria for a 5. However; it was a sentimental, heartfelt story for us dog lovers. Shorter story, not a run-on story with a lot of filler, The author did a wonderful job with the voices. If you like dogs and Christmas and want a nice break from your traditional genre, it was very nice. It was the $1.95 Xmas special price too, so can't go wrong with that. Thank you audible for offering this to us listeners.

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    Patricia L. Ross Cornville, ME United States 12-19-13
    Patricia L. Ross Cornville, ME United States 12-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A new Christmas tradition"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dog Named Christmas to be better than the print version?

    The narration of this book was amazing! I truly think it added a dimension to the story that would not be found in the printed version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    narration...writing...story line....I absolutely loved all! The way he captured the essence of Todd....WOW


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    a story that sticks to your spirit and enhances your Christmas.


    Any additional comments?

    if I could give this book to everyone I know, I would!!!!

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    Gayle 12-19-13
    Gayle 12-19-13
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    ":)"

    The book cover says it all. One look at the dog's face, and you know he's going to make you smile!

    This is a sweet story about a family who takes in a shelter dog for Christmas. Nothing heavy, but light, entertaining, heartwarming, Christmas listening. Not sure, but I think this was even made into a Hallmark movie.

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    roxann Olathe, KS, United States 03-11-12
    roxann Olathe, KS, United States 03-11-12

    family tree buff

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    "Darling little Christmas read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Dog Named Christmas to be better than the print version?

    Not sure here. I was a little disappointed in the way the narrator portrayed Todd. I thought it was unfair to that character.


    What other book might you compare A Dog Named Christmas to and why?

    Can't think of one.


    What three words best describe Mark Bramhall’s voice?

    Rich, sincere, fluid


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

    Yes


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    Ellen COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 01-31-12
    Ellen COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 01-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Feel-Good Dog Story!"

    I love dog stories and listen to many. This was one I particularly enjoyed. I guess it helps that I listened to it at Christmas time, but I think it would be enjoyable at any time of year. The story is good and the narrator did a great job with the characters. Although a little predictable, there were a few unexpected events and it held my interest. It is a great story for kids-- I plan to buy it in hard copy for my grandson next Christmas.

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    James West Henrietta, NY, United States 12-06-11
    James West Henrietta, NY, United States 12-06-11
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    "A Christmas story about man's best friend"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would rcommend this book to kid from 1-92! It is a very family oriented heartwarming Christmas story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like good animal stories


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

    This is the first of Mark Bramhall's performances I listened to. I enjoyed hearing his tone of voice.


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

    No, I never want to listen to a book all in one setting.


    Any additional comments?

    I would listen to this book again next year again at Christmas time. It renews the holiday spirit of giving.

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