You're a dog: a Border Collie. You're dognapped and taken hundreds of miles away. What do you do when you escape and make your way home? You herd a few sheep, and mend a few lives. Follow Angelo as he takes the long road home through the beautiful landscapes of New Mexico and Colorado.
©2011 Leland Dirks (P)2011 Leland Dirks
"[A] great read and I recommend it for anyone looking for an exciting and inspirational book." (Eric Goebelbecker, noted dog trainer, Dog Spelled Forward)
Delight in the journey and the struggle on the road to your dreams
A Border Collie is stolen in Colorado and taken to Fort Stockton, Texas, where he manages to escape. On his long journey home he changes the lives of every person who takes him in and helps him along the way. Though this isn't exactly the most complicated or sophisticated writing it's heartwarming affect tugs at your emotions; this is a great feel good listen, just make certain that you have Kleenex available.
I did enjoy Angelo's adventures and will listen to it again, maybe more than once.
I love dog stories, especially, smart and talented ones.
I don't know if I've listened to to any other books Brian McCracken has narrated but he has a wonderful deep and very masculine voice.
I would take Angelo out to dinner, the human characters didn't have enough impact on me to want to know them better, and surely not to take them to dinner. Angelo sounded like he'd be the better company.
I liked this book for the most part. I had a Border Collie years ago, and he was as smart as Angelo. Angelo was a real survivor. I found some of the abuse he received with horror. I nearly did not want to listen to the book when it first started, as I can't stand anyone harming a dog, or any animal for that matter. Dogs are just special and forgive so well. Human's should take some valuable life lessons from them.
This was a very well written book describing the pain that all animal lovers experience when loosing a pet to unknown circumstances. What made this story so unique was that it was really 2 parallel stories being told at the same time. Story one described each day from the point of view of the human and story two described it from the view of the pet. By the way, it does have a happy ending. The narrator read this story in an expressive way which added to the enjoyment of the listener.
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The manner that these adventures play out with twists and turns make this a wonderful tale.
The most memorable moment was when Angelo found home via UPS.
This narrator breathes life into all characters in this story.
I can't point my finger at one particular moment, yet the overall message in Angelo's story is that dogs are not the only ones who stray too far from home.
This is my favorite audio book thus far.
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