Sirius is Thomas Trelone's great experiment - a huge, handsome dog with the brain and intelligence of a human being. Raised and educated in Trelone's own family alongside Plaxy, his youngest daughter, Sirius is a truly remarkable and gifted creature. His relationship with the Trelones, particularly with Plaxy, is deep and close, and his inquiring mind ranges across the spectrum of human knowledge and experience. But Sirius isn't human and the conflicts and inner turmoil that torture him cannot be resolved.
©1944 Olaf Stapledon (P)2012 Audible Ltd
Intriguing story about a scientific and experimental dog which was bred to have extreme human-like thinking capabilities. The experiment exceeds expectations and the dog, named Sirius, has also achieved human personality traits. One might say, in fact, he is a missing link between dog and human, while he is still in dog form. The narrator did a fine job, and brought much of his gift to the story. I found myself liking Sirius, and he became my friend much as he was to some of the other characters in this book.
it struggles to tell a tale about humans outside of a human perspective but the problem is that it waxes philosophical the whole time it scroungers together a love story at the end and even then it's just a really really boring interpretation of one
a very interesting story, mostly concerning relationships between animals and people. a some-what sad tale. Illustrating human beings poor record on animal empathy. certainly not a happy dog tale where fido saves the day. this story gets pretty dark at time as we follow the narrator through the human animal relationships this unfortunate critter has to bear
wortrh a credit worthy listen. Keep the tissues close
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