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  • A Big Little Life

  • A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie
  • By: Dean Koontz
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,275 ratings)

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A Big Little Life

By: Dean Koontz
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
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Publisher's summary

In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, best-selling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life.

A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than 12 years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life.

©2011 Dean Koontz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"A humorous, poignant portrait of [a] remarkable dog." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"One dog book that everyone... will deeply enjoy.” ( Booklist)
"A delightful read...an unusually effective brief for the joy that dogs bring us.” ( The American Spectator)