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
Tell us about yourself! Enjoy biographies ,artists, prize winning literature.Enjoy listening to stories while exercising, reading,or when I can't sleep. Some books I have heard parts of several tim es, which isdifferent from reading abook, and really opens my mind to different aspects of characters and the setting.
Oh yes,it has an amazing insight into the mysterious "thinking" of man's best friend the dog!. Lovely story about a man his dog and more..
The first person is a dog . He has an amazing insight to the characters and situation.
the human approach and actions compared to those of the silent witness the dog.
Possibly a good book to get a young adult animal lover reading.?
It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me believe in the connection between a dog and his family.
If you have ever had a beloved pet, do yourself a favor and read this book....I am willing to bet you won't be sorry for a minute spent with Enzo.
Not normally the type of book I read. A friend recommended it to me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and have recommended it and bought it for other friends and family. I was glad to see that another version titled just "Racing in the Rain" was offered that cleaned up some of the only adult related situations so I could pass it on to my kids to read.
The narration was wonderful. It made the dog become real.
Enzo, the dog, he had amazing insight.
He gave Enzo a voice and a personality that reading couldn't do.
I would take Denny's wife out to dinner. She needs to know to go to the Dr. and get her final wishes in writing.
I LOVED this book!
Why is it that I cannot get enough Zombie Books?
One of the best
original voice and Wisdom beyond human. You will understand if you hear it.
Wisdom beyond his Dog years
not particularly. found it a bit tedious, a nice little fable about a family's life, told from the dog's point of view, but the dog's point of view was the most notable thing about it. any dog-lover or one who has lived with a dog already knows these "insights" brought to us through his telling.
nah, the storytelling itself was a bit tedious and elementary.
he didn't have much to work with, imo, and so can't really criitque his reading, altho his voice was pleasant enough.
Absolutely. This was a truly unexpected gem of a tale and Christopher Welch really understands the narrators inner world. The writing and narration go perfectly together.
The narrator's point of view is wonderfully unique. He is full of the insights and wisdom that come from being a "Zen" like observer of those around him; as well as the fallibility and emotional impulsivity of interacting with our loved ones on a daily basis.
This is a story that lingers. It is a wonderfully and painfully human story about love, family, healing, and the power of keeping your eyes focused on the road ahead.
I had never heard of the book before I came across it on audible.com. I love everything about this story and the way the book is read.
It touches all the emotions and the narrator - the dog - is brilliant.
Seemingly understanding the emotions of grief
There were several. The sensitivity of the story is outstanding.
A great escape from the world which is increasingly focused on power and consumption.
Yes, I have recommended this audiobook. I thought it was creatively written and very relatable.
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