Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition. He sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.
On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoe, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoe at his side.
Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.
A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it.
©2008 Bright White Light, LLC; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers
The way this book was written, was very creative. If you like animals, people & some bit of a car story, you will love this book! Would definitely read this one again!
Definitely wanted to finish in one night, but it took two instead.
No. It was a good read but once was enough.
He had a good dog voice!
It's a dog's life
I would absolutely recommend this book to a friend or an enemy. I read the book before but listening to it was so much more enjoyable.
enzo (of course)
my husband loves car racing. i love dogs. this well-written tale captured our attention and made a long drive seem very short. Go Enzo!
Dont know the print edition, audio was fantastic
Enzo because of his wisdom and principle centered look at life
Liked that it started where I stopped. disliked own skill level to listen from tablet
made me chuckle and cry
I don't think so
22 Britannia Rd
It was easy to listen to. The performer was believable as a dog.
I think the issues were too systemic for some cutting to have improved things. Having said that, I would probably have cut the last chapter.
The idea of telling a story from a dogs point of view was intriguing ... but it never really sat well with me. And I didn't enjoy the depressing nature of the tale that was being told. I was thinking
skipping the hard parts
yes. its a wonderful story, not complex, but really well told
if you are a dog person and at all into racing, esp the history of it and if ayrton senna is your all time hero, this book has to be listened too (or read)
Enzo, the dog!
i cried, and cried.
This book is from the unique perspective of man's best friend. Enzo, the dog, narrates and is consistenly his master's biggest fan. A great story is told by this dog as he experiences and supports his master through quite a few life transformations. There are spiritual revelations and wins and losses. You'll leave the book with an improved ability to understand your dog and it may just ease the time when the loss of your dog does occur. As an additional benefit, you'll come away with some great concepts that will help you next time you're on the race track!
I heartedly recommend this book!
What a wonderful tale, skillfully told. For dog lovers and those interested in the human condition, an excellent choice.
Definitely. Just a wonderful, heart warming story.
Enzo...of course. He was a very wise dog...but then what dog isn't?
Can't remember, but he was very good.
The ending when the little boy says his name is Enzo....wonderful! Enzo said he would come back as a human and he did!
No, just a great book.
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