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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
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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.

    10 of 10 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

    4 of 4 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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gloria 01-01-16
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    "Fun"

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

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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!!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karla 09-25-16
    Karla 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Must Read"

    W. Bruce Cameron is my favorite contemporary authors!!! Dog Master is a truly amazing jewel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. C. Haraway 08-08-16 Member Since 2005
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    "Jean Auel redux"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It might be a little unfair, but Jean Auel wrote around 4000 pages on a similar story. Having read and loved 3 Camerons before, I felt he might have a new take. After the first half, I was wondering if I should send it back. It improved, and it was helpful to have the stories of several tribes (and the wolf family) unfolding at once. It's a great book if you haven't read Clan of the Cave Bear, decent if you have.


    What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's a terrific narrator, who doesn't overact the book.


    Could you see The Dog Master being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Beeb 07-12-16
    Beeb 07-12-16
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    "What an excellent book and narration."
    Where does The Dog Master rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the top books I've read - and I love books and I love reading, or in this case, listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was such a great story told (by the author and the narrator) in a way that you were consumed by and into the story. I couldn't stop listening and was obsessed with it. I was becoming sad toward the last chapters that I my experience was going to come to an end and I would miss hearing about my friends whom I'd grown to absolutely love. I hope they make this book into a movie. It's more a story about the Kindred, Wolfen etc. tribes and how they lived, which I found wonderful to be among st them (so to speak) and how a wolf named Dog worked her way into the life of a human, which is how I always experience it with every one of my fury family members. I love W. Bruce Cameron for writing this book and for how he writes - complete captivation and enjoyment. I wish I could say more to describe my feelings.... I will miss this book and always remember it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Surprisingly, the end when Mal fights the 3 Cohorts and wins with the help of his wife and his Dog, of course -- good conquers all evil and the guy gets his heart's desires.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, absolutely, without a doubt.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Olney, IL, United States 05-15-16
    Teresa Olney, IL, United States 05-15-16
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    "One for the dog lover in us all"

    Another winner from Cameron! It tells a fictional, but believable story of how the first dog came into being. Having loved Cameron's other dog stories, I had high hopes which I feel were reached. The Paleolithic age characters and daily life events were well thought out and interesting. I smiled knowingly when Dog protected his man😀. Read it. It puts you in a different time period and gives you another way to think of beloved companions....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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