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A Dog's Way Home Audiobook

A Dog's Way Home

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Publisher's Summary

Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran, doesn't allow dogs, Lucas can't resist taking Bella home.

Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn't understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most.

After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn't plan to wait. With 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home.

A classic story of unwavering loyalty and incredible devotion, A Dog's Way Home is a beautifully told, charming tale that explores the unbreakable bond between us and our pets.

©2017 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2017 Tantor

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    Shoe Lover 06-07-17
    Shoe Lover 06-07-17
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    "A lesson in perseverance"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    There's a movie coming out soon that's based on the book. While the story was somewhat predictable, there were a few twists and turns that kept it interesting. I wanted to listen to the book before watching the movie. I wish I'd read it on Kindle instead of listening to a voice actor. Listening to the narrator felt like I was listening to a children's book. Wanting to hear how the story ended was the only reason I stuck it out. It was grueling and I will not purchase another book read by this narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The perserverance of the dog.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator read the book as though she was reading to a class of children. I found it annoying.


    Was A Dog's Way Home worth the listening time?

    No.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 06-05-17
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 06-05-17 Member Since 2017

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "Many Journeys/Relationships, All Rolled Into One"

    It's hard not to compare this book with Cameron's best known, "A Dog's Purpose". Try as it might, "A Dog's Way Home" doesn't quite meet the same depth, the same highs as that book.
    Still, it's a sweet read filled with Bella's many relationships, many journeys through 11 hours of well-narrated listening time. It's greatest weakness is that Cameron's style is to over-write. We're constantly being told: "Something significant was happening," "Dogs learn from repetition. Here was another repeat," things like that when really, he doesn't have to do that as situations and previous writing makes the listener learn and feel that for themselves.
    There are many decent scenes, many good situations, and many great characters that people the book. And through it all, is Bella's basic nature that was shaped by a cat who loved her, took her in, saved her when she was a pup. This sets up some fine instances of Bella's ability to surpass the norm, being the loving dog that she is.
    Sometimes the narration is a bit fraught, but Ann Marie Lee does a good job with Bella's many emotions, her confusion, her dedication and love to those who matter.
    "A Dog's Way Home" was a nice way for me to journey along with a lovable dog, meeting people, places that are quite memorable.
    And Bella is quite the good dog that she hopes to be through it all.

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    Erin K 07-19-17
    Erin K 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    A great story of a dog who gets separated from their owner due to pit bull bans in Denver and her trying to find her way home. As an avid dog lover this story kept me hooked for three days straight just listening to the amazing story that was created by W. Bruce Cameron.

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    anca_jambo 07-09-17
    anca_jambo 07-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the best stories for animal lovers"

    It is an amazing story that I enjoyed deeply... i am recommending it to all animal lovers

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    Bob H. 06-30-17
    Bob H. 06-30-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful , Heartwarming Story"

    Loved this story of undying, unconditional love! Bella and Lucas remind us of the special bond between a dog and her person that no one and nothing can break. Loved the book, and loved the reader!

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    kathy pucek kentucky 06-21-17
    kathy pucek kentucky 06-21-17 Member Since 2009
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    "best book"

    this just might be his best book..adventirous! exciting! heartwarming! I lived it..unbelievable author! buy it!

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    Gail Tranum 06-03-17
    Gail Tranum 06-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful listen!"

    Every time I read a W. Bruce Cameron book I am sure that it's his best one. This book was his best. He takes the reader into the mind and heart of the pups and wrenches every emotion from the animal and gives it to the reader. I hope he continues to write these wonderful stories. Bravo Mr Cameron!!

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