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The Dog Master Audiobook

The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog

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Publisher's Summary

Thirty thousand years ago, ice was storming the planet. Among the species forced out of the trees and onto the steppes by the advancing cold was modern man, who was both predator and prey. No stranger to the experiences that make us human - a mother's love and a father's betrayal, tribal war and increasing famine, political intrigue and forbidden love, joy and hope and devastating loss - our ancestors competed for scant resources in a brutal landscape.

Mankind stood on the cold brink of extinction, but they had a unique advantage over other species, a new technology: domesticated wolves. Only a set of extraordinary circumstances could have transformed one of these fierce creatures into a hunting companion, a bodyguard, a soldier, and a friend.

W. Bruce Cameron's The Dog Master is an evocative glimpse of prehistory, an emotional coming-of-age saga, a thrilling tale of survival against all odds, and the exciting, imaginative story of the first dog.

©2015 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Interesting speculative history with a satisfying conclusion...." (Kirkus)

"Guiding listeners through three time periods and multiple early tribes of humans and wolf packs, narrator David Colacci keeps the momentum of the plot swift, the characters distinct, and the atmosphere rich." (AudioFile)

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    Victoria 10-05-15
    Victoria 10-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Best audiobook yet"

    I am a dog lover so am biased but I loved this more than the 20+ audiobooks I have listened to so far. It is an artfully woven tale full of marvelous surprises.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald 02-02-16
    Ronald 02-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing story"

    Wow the best book/story I have ever enjoyed. I love dogs wolves, animals. And now even more than ever. Thank you

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria 01-01-16
    Gloria 01-01-16
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    "Fun"

    I enjoyed the story and the adventures of the first dog probably a movie soon.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Placerville, CA, United States 06-05-16
    Linda Placerville, CA, United States 06-05-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Soap Opera"

    With iffy anthropological facts, anachronisms, and sappy love stories, this book wasted four hours of my time. And, worse yet, it had very little if any insights into the dog-man relationship.
    Perhaps young people could be inspired by the "meek made strong, the strong made weak" story line, but I doubt if they would be persistent enough to read past the confusing timelines, names, and relationships. Nor would they be instructed by the poor writing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy M. 04-19-16
    Nancy M. 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A bit silly"

    This novel was too simple in the way the human tribes were portrayed. I was hoping for a little more history than fiction.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 04-15-16
    Elizabeth 04-15-16

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    "Great Storytelling!"

    I sometimes had a little trouble keeping up with the rapid scene changes from one tribe to the next, etc, especially when my own pack of 7 dogs were noisy. However with rewind I could reorient myself. Loved the book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeanne A Dumont 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Performance"

    It was a very good story. The performer could have done a lot better. He should have paused between chapters. At times I didn't know if was a new chapter or a continuation of the same. Same at the end of the store. I had to go back because I wasn't sure if it was part of the story of a piece the author himself was talking to us.

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    Matthew Hintzen 09-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The plot and themes were good, written poorly"

    While I enjoyed the plot, the actual writing was not up to the talk of the imagination of the author. He needs a good and harsh editor, as well more practice realizing his dreams in the written word.

    If I hadn't liked the theme I would not have finished this book.

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    davidcbarnard 08-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Doggies!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dog Master to be better than the print version?

    The story got a bit mangled. The author moves around in time and tells the story from multiple perpectives. Great for a long car ride. Hard to follow if you only have 1 hour at a time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dog Master?

    If you love animals you will love this book.


    Have you listened to any of David Colacci’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Acceptable


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, tears and laughter!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    m campbell 08-09-16
    m campbell 08-09-16
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    "Excellent!"

    Loved the story! Love W. Bruce Cameron! He draws you in and won't let go and then I'm clamoring to get to whatever he wrote next!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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