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Dog Logic

Narrated by: Tom Strelich
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Funny, inflammatory, and strangely prescient, a duck-and-cover fable. If Dr. Strangelove and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy got together and had a litter of puppies you'd get Dog Logic.

Silver Winner Foreword INDIES 2017 Book of the Year Award - Science Fiction 

Bronze Winner Readers' Favorite 2018 Award - Literary Fiction 

Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards - Contemporary Novel 

Hertell Daggett is not what he used to be: once married, once a physicist, and once shot in the head in a New Year's Eve accident, or possibly the 4th of July. The doctors got most of the bullet out, but a few specks of copper remain floating in his brain, connecting parts no longer connected in the rest of us, filaments of species memory going back to the beginning of time. He remembers the yodeling of dinosaurs, the dry humor of mastodons, and the rubbery smell of trilobites. 

Hertell discovers a time-capsule, actually a vast time-cavern full of people who've lived beneath the pet cemetery since 1963 as part of a long-forgotten Government program to preserve Western civilization in the charred aftermath of the massive nuclear war triggered by JFK's assassination - at least that's what their computer simulation predicted. Hertell leads them into the modern world, like one of those lost tribes stumbling from the jungle into civilization, only this time it's not the lost tribe that's overwhelmed by civilization, but very much the other way around, and they will pay for it.  

©2017 Tom Strelich (P)2017 Tom Strelich

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Funny and thought provoking

What made the experience of listening to Dog Logic the most enjoyable?

The first half of the book is a light hearted comedy that is fun to read. Then, the book makes a gradual shift to provide an incredibly insightful commentary on our present culture. It feels almost like reverse dystopian future book at times, and I found myself taking a thoughtful look at our culture and especially the things I take for granted.

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I averaged more than an audio book a month last year and Tom Strelich's performance here is phenomenal. Although this is the only book he has narrated, I believe his talent for audio performance is equal to the best in the business.

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A Surpising Funny Insightful Fabulous Book

If you could sum up Dog Logic in three words, what would they be?

The best book I have read in several years. I am amazed that it has not sold millions of copies.

What other book might you compare Dog Logic to and why?

There is nothing like it. It starts out like a standard "What is really going on here?" kind of story. The author does that masterfully creating fully realized characters with a great sense of humor, but the book really takes off into the phenomenal when things start to become clear.

Which character – as performed by Tom Strelich – was your favorite?

The main character. He is a sweet intelligent and sort of confused guy. But, ...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't know if it could be done. It is kind of like the movie "The Crying Game" in that it takes an incredible twist that no one would have predicted. But in TCG, the twist was the payoff. Here the twist is the point of entry.

Any additional comments?

Really, really, really good. Do not pass this book by.

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Great Book! Fun, creative, insightful, with great characters and shockingly contemporary political satire. I highly recommend it

Strelich had me laughing, smiling, and shaking my head with an incredibly creative story that combines a deep understanding of technology, government bureaucracy, and human nature with a knee-slapping and sometimes sardonic sense of humor that grabbed my interest and never let it go. I loved his characters and was truly impressed with his deep insight and thoughtful poignant analysis of our human condition and how our society has evolved (if one can use that word). Moreover, Strelich's book couldn't have been timed better given the ridiculous political situation we are currently experiencing. I really enjoyed it and recommend it highly.

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Tom Strelich is a great storyteller.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Tom Strelich's Dog Logic. The eerie buffer music sets the stage for Tom to tell his story about our long lost past, present, and future.

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  • oheo
  • Port Townsend, Wa.
  • 10-06-19

thought provoking

The writer's skill as he used excellent technical ability to relay complexities of this intricate story supported my 5 star rating. Much of the humor would have been funnier if not so close to the truth!

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A must listen

Pleasantly surprised. Not at all what I expected. The author does an amazing job narrating.

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  • Diana
  • Portland, Oregon United States
  • 08-15-19

Imagination galore, always entertaining

A brain injured physicist is our narrator as we experience an amazing, mind blowing event, that, of course, the government can't believe. Pure fun!

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Great!

A wonderful performance, by an excellent author! It's great to be able to hear Tom read his own words in, well, his own words... and he really does so with aplomb.

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Rats! I stepped in some more dogma.

Story was going along fine until I tired of the heavy-handed insertion of extraneous religious claptrap. Returning book unfinished.

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Very cute

Loved the production, the political parts were hysterical, the frequent religious talk made me squirm. All around entertaining though!