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
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.
Excellent narration of a novel written especially for dog lovers. I found myself interacting with my dogs at a new level after I finished this book. I laughed, cried, and everything in between. I seriously couldn't stop listening!
I loved the end. It was perfect.
His inflection really makes his voice take on each character throughout the story.
The book is amazing, wonderful, exciting, sad, joyful, heartwrenching... I have been urging everyone I know to read/listen to these!
I have always had dogs in my life, and my career is focused around them, so it was a natural choice for me to check these two books out. The way W. Bruce Cameron gets all the nuances of a dog's behavior, their little quirks and why they do things is hilarious! He captures the innocence and love of a dog's heart, and really creates such a beautiful doggy soul. It all seems perfectly natural and it's clear he's been around and loves dogs!
I will definitely be listening to these again in the future, these are not a one time listen!
You really feel connected to every one of the main characters. Of course, your heart is so connected to Toby/Buddy/Bailey/Molly/etc. He/She is so entwined with the ones she is connected to, that the humans all become a part of one whole.
BRILLIANT. WONDERFUL. What an amazing narrator! I am going to look into any other audio book performances he has. He takes on different voices, but never once does it seem forced or cheesy. It works perfectly with each character! Really adored his performance in both books!
Yes! I couldn't wait to hop in my car each day, and regretted having to turn it off and wait to listen to it again!!
I urge everyone I talk to read these books, they are wonderful! Perfect for dog and animal lovers! Loved every second of them!!
It tells a story of how a dog feels and what happens when he dies and goes on living.
Always when the dog dies and comes back as another dog
Reccommend it to dog lovers of all kinds
I'm 66. I've read Audiobooks now for 6 years. After an assault, I had minor brain damage and couldn't read. Audible got me back to books
Puppy lives forever
book 2 of "A Dog's Purpose"
The dog's personality is full of charm.
Some of the story is sad.
A must read to finish the story.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
Great book and another great story. I was never bored and just always wanted more. Really enjoyed it.
This will definitely be on my list to listen to again.
It's a great story-all animal lovers should listen to it.
That would be giving the book away.
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