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One Good Dog Audiobook

One Good Dog

Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe.” He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called.
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Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe”. He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam’s sister has been missing for decades...that she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind...and that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose.

Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he’s worked so hard to achieve. He doesn’t believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service.

But unbeknownst to Adam, this is where his life will intersect with Chance. Chance is a mixed breed Pit Bull. He’s been born and raised to fight and seldom leaves the dirty basement where he is kept between fights. But Chance is not a victim or a monster. It is Chance’s unique spirit that helps him escape and puts him in the path of Adam. What transpires is the story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other—in ways they never could have expected.

©2010 Susan Wilson (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Chance tells his story in his own words, which makes his mistreatment and return to the fighting pit powerfully disturbing. Combined with Wilson's unflinching portrayal of Adam's struggle to overcome his past, Old Yeller's got nothing on this very good man and his dog story." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Amazon Customer Snohomish, WA, United States 02-07-12
    Amazon Customer Snohomish, WA, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2012

    retired empress

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    "Wonderful listening experience."
    Would you listen to One Good Dog again? Why?

    Yes. It's a very touching story, true to life and worthy of a second listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    True to life, believable and a nice ending.


    What does Fred Berman and Rick Adamson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved having two voices. One for the human and one for the dog. It definately adds dimension.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep up the great work. Audible is fast becoming a my favorite companion. Right up there with my own dog.

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    Andre Riverwalk, South Africa 11-22-11
    Andre Riverwalk, South Africa 11-22-11
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    "Very good dog book, relavent life commentary!"

    I love dogs and I chose this book in a rush, not doing my usual research. And I enjoyed it very much!

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    Miles 11-15-11
    Miles 11-15-11
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    "Makes You Think About Your Priorities"

    This was an excellent story told in s most creative way. You enjoy meeting both main characters and sometimes debate who to root for. In the end, you reflect on your own set of priorities and what is important in life. Excellent read (listen).

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    Alicia Florence, OR, United States 09-30-11
    Alicia Florence, OR, United States 09-30-11 Member Since 2009
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    "One Good Story"

    I had a hard time with this story. I hate to hear stories of animals being abused. The first chapter was so tedious that I almost stopped the book, but I went on to the second and it got better. The narration of the dog telling his own story helped me through the parts of the dog fighting that I found so heartbreaking. This is one of those stories that, once you get started, it is hard to turn off. I cried, but I listened to the ending three times. A feel good book.

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    Lynn Montgomery, IN, United States 09-18-11
    Lynn Montgomery, IN, United States 09-18-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    Wow....what a good book...from the very beginning you were drawn in and just kept getting better and better as you got into it. Really makes you stop and think about your own life...you can put yourself in the character....and hopefully come out a better person, LOVED LOVED LOVED the ending....this is a must read book!

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    Emily Flury 09-03-11
    Emily Flury 09-03-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great narration!"

    When I started this book, I didn't think that I would enjoy it as much as the other books I read that center around dogs. I thought that the story would center too much around the owner of the dog but I was pleasantly surprised. It did take a while to see the bond between man and dog form but the story helped explain why that is. All in all, I enjoyed the story and appreciated the switch of narrators between man and dog. This gave me insight into both the man's and the dog's perspective. As I listened to the story, the narrators did a great job of giving life to the variety of characters in the story. Once again, I would recommend this story to animal lover's everywhere.

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    Robert La Place, LA, United States 06-11-11
    Robert La Place, LA, United States 06-11-11 Member Since 2013
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    "One Good Dog"

    I loved this book, the story about how one dog made a man see the world differently and look at people differently was inspiring, I cried, I laughed, I could not put the book down, I had to continue until I knew what happened.

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    V. Jean Krull Lake Havasu City, AZ 06-09-11
    V. Jean Krull Lake Havasu City, AZ 06-09-11 Listener Since 2007

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    "a great story well done"

    When I finished it I had tears, mostly of joy. Lots of trials and tribulations for both dog and his man. The dogs story told along with his man is heartbreaking, then joyous, and heartbreaking again. His man's story includes many people and his interactions with them. I can not remember a story told quite this way. Well worth the listen, especially as a dog lover and are not most of us.

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    Patricia Mitchell, SD, United States 06-05-11
    Patricia Mitchell, SD, United States 06-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great little story, loved it!"

    This book fun, I really liked it and would like to see more from this author

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    Sher from Provo Utah 06-03-11
    Sher from Provo Utah 06-03-11 Member Since 2015

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    "A little disappointing"

    I liked this book, then I didn't like this book, and then I liked it again. The story is pretty predictable. There are a lot of Cliches and trite comments throughout. I just about stopped reading it, and then at the end it sucked me in, and I ended up liking it. I actually cried at the end. Dog stories! They always get you where you live. I am giving it three stars because I totally think it is worth reading, but it is not all that well written. I mean, it has its moments where the writing is pretty good, but overall, I found it lacking. Also, there is way too much swearing for me. It is just soooo unnecessary. It is like this author says, "Well, no one will take me seriously if I don't put in a bunch of junky language, so here goes . . ." Boring!!! Word to wise and future authors: Don't add swear words just for the sake of adding swear words. It is unbecoming.

    There are two narrators, one who is the general narrator, and one who is the dog. Both were adequate, neither was just outstanding. I did not mind listening to them, but they were not compelling.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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