Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today best-selling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.
Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?
A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog's Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.
©2012 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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I though it was a poor effort to pick up on A DOGS PURPOSE
the story itself is monotonous
voice is old (the dog is young)
The narrator was outstanding. I could lose myself in the story and completely believe the dog was thinking his thoughts.
I loved everything about this book and the first book, A Dog's Purpose. I just really loved the premise of this story and "A Dog's Purpose". I found myself looking at my own dogs and wondering "what if?"
I have only listened to this and A Dog's Purpose. The performance was perfect for both.
I especially liked Max and his determination to be tough in spite of his size.
I really appreciated that adoption of shelter dogs and rescue was shown in such a positive light.
This and A. Dogs Purpose are two of my favorite.
The fact that the dog is always tuned into Clarity yet accepts the fact the he or she can love other humans.
After Clarity almost dies and her best friend and dog are there for her after for a long time.
Laughter, tears, smiles and sighs occur during your listen to this continuation of what all pet lovers hope is true...the objects of our slavish devotion will return to us later in life, perhaps in a different breed, but their acceptance, their love of us continues through time until we join them on the other side of the rainbow bridge.
If you are a dog lover this is a great story. Even if you are not crazy about dogs, it addresses how we move along the spiritual continuum.
He has such an earnest voice for the dogs. It was amazing.
Cried at the sad points but laughed at the whimsical reflections of the dog.
I did not read the print version.
I loved part 1, A Dog's Purpose but A Dog's Journey was even better.
I loved all of it. There were moments that were very sad but you knew it wasn't over yet.
The narrator was awesome. He has a warm fuzzy voice that is perfect for a warm fuzzy animal.
Married mother of three teenagers, back to work after 15 years at home - when I read a lot. Now I am the assistant to the Mayor of Omaha and work at least 60 hours a week, and on top of what I have to do at home - no more books. This lets me listen to the classics, the latest, whatever I want. I can learn or escape. I have always love audio books, but now I NEED them.
Well written, well read, and so sweet. This is a great completion to "A Dog's Purpose", and definitely recommend that you read them in order. You need go no deeper than the written story, but I have taken away so much more.
I have found myself listening to other books where animals are mentioned in passing - historical accounts - and found myself wondering what those dogs were thinking. Mr. Cameron should write one about the dogs of Winston Churchill, Napoleon, Hitler and Obama. I don't care about the politics involved, I would love to see how one of these dogs would see the world and it's events of the time. And who but his dog could tell us the better side of Adolf Hitler?
Any book that makes you think about the contents long after you are done reading it - is one that should be shared.
I already have because dog lovers can really appreciate the personality and life long commitment of man's best friend
Toby, Max, Molly; all the same dog.
He did a good job with most of the character voices; some voices got a bit odd but overall, it was so easy to listen to.
Toby at the end
The performance and story really felt like seeing things from a dog's point of view. Great read
Avid Audio Book listener. Usual suspects are Leadership, Business, Philosophy, Biographies, and Random Fiction. But once every couple of months I choose a book I might not have picked...ever...but with good reviews.
"A Dog's Journey", the squeal to "A Dog's Purpose", is a similar journey with a more direct story line yet lacks some of the charm the previous book had. If you loved this first book, you will enjoy the second.
"A Dog's Journey" is a more linear, straight forward telling of why a puppy may exist in a human's life. The story is similar to last part of the first book and to really enjoy this book, it would be advised to read "A Dog's Purpose" first for the full back story but not required. While the first one reads to be more about the dog's lives, this is more about who the dog loves and the dog taking care of the ones s/he loves.
The story is well written and a bit heart breaking at times. It takes interesting angles with the dogs life travels but, unlike the first book, seems to be more driven by the main human female lead and her best friend then the dog itself. The human female is the center and glue of the book but you find her "messing up" the dog's story to the point of annoyance at times. Yet her story is true to life and shows when the human's life is in chaos, so is the dogs.
You will find several good love and life stories throughout this tale. While on the dog's journey, s/he constantly shows the different types of humans in this world and how things might or might not be as random as they may seem. The over arching love story of dog/human and human/human though will leave an overall positive feeling in the end.
This is a solid read and will be most enjoyable to people who have read the prequel. Would recommend it as a good weekend read.
Im a 39 year old self employed female who does a lot of driving and audiobooks make driving enjoyable for me. I enjoy conteporary and historical fiction as well as fun comedic romances.
This book ranks among the top 20 books I have listened to, it is the second in the series.
What I liked best about this is that the whole family enjoyed listening to it from my youngest kids to my mom and there it was a good clean listen that kept you waiting for the next chapter and had a great ending.
The litte dog Max was the most memorable charcter, his quirks and fears and eccentricities so true to life.
Great family listen. would buy a third book in the series if there was one.
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