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A Dog's Purpose

A novel for humans
Narrated by: William Dufris
Series: A Dog's Purpose, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humor
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This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: why are we here?

Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

©2017 Macmillan Audio (P)2017 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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one of my favourites!

i loved it! a wonderful story filled with humour and tons of emotion! the film doesnt do the book justice!

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  • Tony Swinton
  • 04-23-17

A dogs tail

If you love dogs you will love this book
This book goes through all the human emotions but from a dogs viewpoint
I loverly easy listen which I listened to over two days

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-02-19

heart renching

not a fan of sad sopy storys but I loved this it's heart warming loved it and am listening to it agaim

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  • Mrs J E Lawson
  • 03-07-19

Thought provoking, tear jerking.

This was my first audible book and I wasn't disappointed. I found it hard to put down.
Don't be put off by the narrator's voice. Broken neatly into different mini-stories. Would thoroughly recommend.

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  • Fin
  • 02-16-19

If You’re A Dog Lover It’s A Good Listen

At the start I really didn’t know what to make of it, but about a quarter of the way in I got hooked.

It’s a clever take on the traditional tale of dog/human relationship, and I was saddened when it ended as I could’ve listened to the tale forever. It’s beautifully told with a great narrator.

I often listened to this while walking my own Staffie, Sam, which somehow made the story all the better.

Just beware, if you think it won’t hit you in the feels because it’s that same old Hollywood tale of a dog etc etc.... it’ll get you. It got me as I was driving! I shed a few tears, and then when I arrived at my girlfriends house I was telling her how it caught me off guard and how that section of the book reminded me of a previous dog I had and then I was nearly in tears again!! Stupid book!..... well..... great book actually.

My heart is all the better for listening to this, I think yours will too.

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  • Ninja
  • 02-19-18

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Great thinking from a dogs perspective, however had me so emotional on many occasions! Just don’t listen in a public place,

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  • HarrietB
  • 02-09-18

Enjoyable & eye opening

Enjoyable, funny, eye opening interesting to hear life from a dog perspective. Especially for someone whose obsessed with dogs!

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  • Sunday77
  • 11-13-17

the best

fantastic,beautiful, sad, happy tear jerker cool- such a roller coaster of - keeps you on your toes and holding an hanky to wipe away your tears form listening to such a great book - I loved this book- sure you will too!

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  • Trekkie Monster
  • 09-23-17

Wonderful

Wow simply the greatest audiobook I've ever listened to from Audible and I've over 300 on my account so far. All dog lovers will love this. You'll laugh. You'll feel sad. You'll maybe even cry. But come what may whenever your pooch tilts it's head listening to you you'll think of Bailey and wonder just what on Earth you little dog is planning. Beautifully written and it's one of the few audible that I've started to listen to again straight after. Highly, highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-05-17

Amazing

I loved this book so touching and funny and cute. The narrator read beautifully and made impressions of what the characters would sound like.

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  • JB
  • 06-29-17

Beautiful, heartwarming tail!

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One of the best books I've heard! If you love dogs, this is not to be missed. It's uplifting, emotional, very moving and you'll never look at dogs in quite the same way again!