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  • The Case of the Perfect Dog

  • Hank the Cowdog
  • By: John R. Erickson
  • Narrated by: John R. Erickson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39

Hank is helping the cowboys with the dangerous mission of rounding up a very angry bull when a strange twist of events brings a yellow Labrador onto the scene. The entire ranch quickly becomes enamored with this new addition to the ranch's Security Division. Who wouldn't love a good-natured dog who strikes fear into the hearts of angry bovines, wears a big sloppy grin all day, and adores the ranch kids? Where will Hank fit in now that there is a Perfect Dog on the scene? Hank sings a little thing called "Happy Dog", and the yellow Labrador sings his story in "Happy's Confession".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This makes me happy!

  • By Farmwife68 on 11-21-18

Funny. My son loved it and I didn't mind it either

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes because we listen to it in the car on the way to my son's dad's. We both know the story and he likes that I know what he is talking about when he jokes about it.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The twist on the title. Perfect dog indeed.

Have you listened to any of John R. Erickson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

They vary a bit. He seems to change up the voices for the characters over time. It is jolting at first but over time I adjusted and could enjoy it like any other. I honestly don't think my noticed though.

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

no, it is too short but the series as a whole could be a kid's animated movie. I don't reccommend it being made into a movie but who is going to ask me.

  • The Adventure of English

  • The Biography of a Language
  • By: Melvyn Bragg
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,737
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,472
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,479

This is the remarkable story of the English language; from its beginnings as a minor guttural Germanic dialect to its position today as a truly established global language. The Adventure of English is not only an enthralling story of power, religion, and trade, but also the story of people, and how their lives continue to change the extraordinary language that is English.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Many Of Course monments

  • By Leigh A on 10-21-05

A real enjoyment

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Adventure of English to be better than the print version?

I wounldn't know; I haven't read the print version. I find it nice to listen in the car, however.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This wasn't a fiction book. I enjoyed the character of English as it progressed. John Wycliff and Chaucer were very interesting participants in the development of English.

What about Robert Powell’s performance did you like?

Easy to understand. good pacing