Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking?
Meet one funny dog - Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zo; his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is just like being on the racetrack - it isn't simply about going fast. And, applying the rules of racing to his world, Enzo takes on his family's challenges and emerges a hero. In the end, Enzo holds in his heart the dream that Denny will go on to be a racing champion with his daughter by his side. For theirs is an extraordinary friendship - one that reminds us all to celebrate the triumph of the human (and canine) spirit .
This is a special adaptation for young people of the acclaimed New York Times best-selling adult novel The Art of Racing in the Rain.
©2011 Bright White Light, LLC (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
Beware prior to downloading - this is not the original version of the book, The Art of Racing in the Rain. It was good, but my BF and I downloaded it for a long trip, and I was disappointed when I noticed the modified storyline. Having never read the original, he truly enjoyed this adaptation.
Racing in the Rain will make you laugh and make you cry. Enzo will make think of all the dogs you have know in your life, and wonder if you have met them in their human form..
This version is a cleaner version for the whole family of a great story. I much prefer this version to the original.
Enzo, of course. Made me wonder what my dogs think of me.
His inflections and intonations are perfect. I love his performance.
Too many to name.
Pamela Hart Vines
I'm aware the audio and print versions are different but I listened to the bulk of the story versus reading it. Some members of my Book Club read the print version so they were able to fill me in about the scenes omitted from the audio version. Either way, it was a moving story. I cried like a baby throughout the entire book. It touched me in so many ways. I'm a dog person and my beloved dog passed away. My mother had a similar illness so I was moved about the Eve-story. All-in-all, I adored the story and the writing. Enzo was a wonderfully compassionate funny and "human" dog. Bravo!
I can't think of a comparable book.
No, I haven't listened to Leyva before. I will look for him though. He did a wonderful job performing this book.
"A timeless classic! A must see for everyone in the family!"
Not one of the best audiobooks I've listened too but good. The performance was very well done.
The story from a dog's perspective was refreshing and entertaining.
The plotting of the story line kept the pace up and the interest level high.
Mom who loves to play
This is a book written for the tween set, but it is heavy. It is really heavy. The topics covered will bring up all sorts of questions, fears and comments. We wanted to stop it so many times because it is so sad. This is a story that could play out anywhere without the twist ending. The twist... the twist is why we kept listening.
At first I thought this to be "Love Story" from a dogs perspective. But it's not. Really it's a view of life, how to approach adversity and how to rely on your friends. Even if they are 4 footed
Engaging and emotional and fantasy. A worthy read.
The performance is excellent.
Suitable for young adults perhaps a good road trip read and discussion.
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