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One Good Dog Audiobook

One Good Dog

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Publisher's Summary

Adam March is a self-made “Master of the Universe”. He has it all: the beautiful wife, the high-powered job, the glittering circle of friends. But there is a price to be paid for all these trappings, and the pressure is mounting—until the day Adam makes a fatal mistake. His assistant leaves him a message with three words: your sister called. What no one knows is that Adam’s sister has been missing for decades...that she represents the excruciatingly painful past he has left behind...and that her absence has secretly tormented him all these years. When his assistant brushes off his request for an explanation in favor of her more pressing personal call, Adam loses it. And all hell breaks loose.

Adam is escorted from the building. He loses his job. He loses his wife. He loses the life he’s worked so hard to achieve. He doesn’t believe it is possible to sink any lower when he is assigned to work in a soup kitchen as a form of community service.

But unbeknownst to Adam, this is where his life will intersect with Chance. Chance is a mixed breed Pit Bull. He’s been born and raised to fight and seldom leaves the dirty basement where he is kept between fights. But Chance is not a victim or a monster. It is Chance’s unique spirit that helps him escape and puts him in the path of Adam. What transpires is the story of one man, one dog, and how they save each other—in ways they never could have expected.

©2010 Susan Wilson (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Chance tells his story in his own words, which makes his mistreatment and return to the fighting pit powerfully disturbing. Combined with Wilson's unflinching portrayal of Adam's struggle to overcome his past, Old Yeller's got nothing on this very good man and his dog story." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Yoo-Win United States 09-05-12
    Yoo-Win United States 09-05-12
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    "Fate, Chance and Love"

    A story started with rage, evolved to the encounter of a perfect chance, fate perhaps for two species at the time when a void desperately needed to be filled by one with an infinite capacity to fulfil. Peppered with bits and pieces of happy moments, the unlikely bond developed between the man and the dog. The whole story has a feel-good end that made me leapt with joy that I couldn't contain. Good read.

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    number one reader 07-14-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "THE Best book I have heard in a long long time."
    What made the experience of listening to One Good Dog the most enjoyable?

    The way she had the dogs pov and Adam's pov in their own voice.


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman and Christina Delaine ???s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    None that I remember...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely...YES! I couldn't walk away.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone...and I have.

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    Brett 06-18-12
    Brett 06-18-12
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    "udated Christmas Carol"
    Where does One Good Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As a dog lover it is right up there with the best but it is a predictable story though well read.


    What other book might you compare One Good Dog to and why?

    none come to mind


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman and Christina Delaine ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you could take any character from One Good Dog out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The dog because I would know what he likes


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    K. Layman Indianapolis for now 06-03-12
    K. Layman Indianapolis for now 06-03-12

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    "Nice story and easy listen"
    Where does One Good Dog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this book mostly because of the two readers; one voice for the man, one voice foir the dog.<br/><br/>The story was engaging and easy to follow. Transitions between characters was not annoying.


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    Kate Matthews Sonora, CA, United States 05-29-12
    Kate Matthews Sonora, CA, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2016

    love to read, read a lot, mostly mysteries, historic fiction and a bit of sci-fi

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    "A Good Tail!"

    This is a story that could be saccharine in someone else's hands, but Susan Wilson's characterizations really bring the story to life. She has a sharp eye for detail and her main characters are quite believable. Narrator Fred Berman is impressive! I enjoyed the listen a lot and actually have purchased the written version of the book for family members who aren't yet audiophiles.

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    Julie Springfield, OR, United States 05-20-12
    Julie Springfield, OR, United States 05-20-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Intriguing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Good Dog to be better than the print version?

    The Narrator did such a good job with the voice of the Dog vs. the Man. It wasn't cheesy, but you knew who was talking just by the voice change.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved how the lives of the two intertwined


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I read listen while I'm driving my 45 minute commute to work and some days I couldn't wait to get on the road.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy O. Oxford, MS USA 04-17-12
    Nancy O. Oxford, MS USA 04-17-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "A Good Dog Story"
    What disappointed you about One Good Dog?

    I was not disappointed in the least by this story--excellent story without all the graphic detail that could have been included. I'm very grateful it wasn't because it wasn't needed and would have taken away from the message of the story.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I love Sophie Kinsella and I want something a bit lighter so I'm going with one of her books!


    How could the performance have been better?

    Nothing could have been improved upon.


    What character would you cut from One Good Dog?

    Can't think of one.


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    wendy ackman 04-16-12 Listener Since 2007
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    "wonderful story - held my attention all the way"
    What did you love best about One Good Dog?

    The reading was excellent and the story parallels very believable without being too sentimental


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Loved the dog!


    Which character ??? as performed by Fred Berman and Rick Adamson ??? was your favorite?

    Loved the dog!


    Who was the most memorable character of One Good Dog and why?

    Loved the dog!


    Any additional comments?

    A most enjoyable read and I especially loved it on Audible - would not have had the same impact as a conventionally "read" book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Willoughby, OH, United States 03-06-12
    Amazon Customer Willoughby, OH, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2017

    I love to read and to listen to audible books. I listen to them while I cook and clean. I love to bake and it's so enjoyable for me!

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    "Wonder Dogs!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Good Dog to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print version, however, this audio version is a suspenseful and enticing narative. I thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great story and mystery!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The dog trainer.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the trainer gets outsmarted by the killer.


    If you could rename One Good Dog, what would you call it?

    Man's Best Friend


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    Amanda Warriewood, Australia 03-05-12
    Amanda Warriewood, Australia 03-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Slow to start, but a few smiles along the way"
    What did you love best about One Good Dog?

    It was a nice simple story with a clear message. It was the dogs view of the world that put the smiles on my face. Being a dog owner it was interesting to see how my dog might interperet the world she lives in.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I would have the say Chance, through the stories in books we come across many human characters, however, it is was different to have the feelings and emotions of an adault dog portrayed.


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    redditch, worcestershire, United Kingdom
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    "Not Just Another Shagg Dog Tale"

    I loved this book. At first I thought I may struggle to listen to the nasal American accent of the narrator who reads Adams parts but soon the story takes over and you don't notice it. I like the way the author Susan Wilson manages to be graphic when telling the story from the pit bull Chances' point of veiw without being too descriptive with the blood and gore. As a listener you are drawn in and your imagination does the rest impressive writing.If you liked Marley and Me or The Art of Racing in the Rain I think you will like this.Don't be put off about the fact the dogs tale is one of dog fighting, this is really a story about two characters finding they can change for the better in each others company.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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