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
"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)
It was a nice simple story with a clear message. It was the dogs view of the world that put the smiles on my face. Being a dog owner it was interesting to see how my dog might interperet the world she lives in.
I would have the say Chance, through the stories in books we come across many human characters, however, it is was different to have the feelings and emotions of an adault dog portrayed.
Top of the list for entertainment,Easy listening with humour and just a touch of sadness.
Red Dog of course.My dog is a Kelpie and I recognise his character as similar.Independent,bossy,and inclined to get his own way eventually.
The accents were authentic.
I found the length of the book ideal. Interest all the way.
Yes. It's a very touching story, true to life and worthy of a second listen.
True to life, believable and a nice ending.
I loved having two voices. One for the human and one for the dog. It definately adds dimension.
Keep up the great work. Audible is fast becoming a my favorite companion. Right up there with my own dog.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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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