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.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
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.
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.
I have only heard the audio version and cannot believe it could be made better
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.
His voice was loving and caring in just the right places
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.
I love dog stories and this one is loving and positive in the best ways.
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.
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.
narration...writing...story line....I absolutely loved all! The way he captured the essence of Todd....WOW
a story that sticks to your spirit and enhances your Christmas.
if I could give this book to everyone I know, I would!!!!
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.
family tree buff
Not sure here. I was a little disappointed in the way the narrator portrayed Todd. I thought it was unfair to that character.
Can't think of one.
Rich, sincere, fluid
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.
I would rcommend this book to kid from 1-92! It is a very family oriented heartwarming Christmas story.
I like good animal stories
This is the first of Mark Bramhall's performances I listened to. I enjoyed hearing his tone of voice.
No, I never want to listen to a book all in one setting.
I would listen to this book again next year again at Christmas time. It renews the holiday spirit of giving.
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