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It's all fun and games until somebody ends up in the pound. It's been a busy few days for the Head of Ranch Security, what with routine patrols and not-so-routine combat with headless monsters. When the dust settles, Hank decides to take a break from duty and visit his sister in town. There, he enjoys the garbage patrol of a lifetime and faces down a brood of sassy town cats - and the plot thickens. Hank contracts a mysterious case of "soap hydrophobia" and ends up imprisoned in the dog pound! Is there any hope of escape for everyone's favorite cowdog?

Original songs include "Your Momma Wears Old Tow Sack Drawers", "Cats are Stupid", and "Kicking My Dog Around".

Hot dog: Don't miss out on any of Hank the Cowdog's adventures.
©1984 John R. Erickson (P)1984 John R. Erickson

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My 7 year old loves this series!

This is a great series that my 7-year-old son is especially enjoying. The narrator is terrific.

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we love Hank!

we love hank. this isn't our favorite hank story, but does not disappoint in all its characters and typical hank-iness!

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Great listen for younger kids, but I love it also.

Hank, head of ranch security, is hilarious. His sidekicks and he will keep you and your kids (or grandkids in my case) very entertained while in the car. It’s just funny.

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Great Story Bad reference usage

I listen to hank with my kids ,and there was a reference to a Donkey being a Ignorant Jack ass. to harsh for my kids ,they may have not meant it harshly but my kids know them as donkeys.

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  • mjs
  • USA
  • 12-26-17

Great stories

Love it but I am confused why the audible jumps up so high after the 3rd book? Price goes from 2.99 to 9.99

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Ruined by background nonsense!

Every HTC audiobook has the same ridiculous, loud, distracting music in the background. LOVE these books and narrators. HATE the background noise. Why?? Why ruin the stories with this garbage?

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great audio book for sleep

This book is a good book if you want to sleep. It is a relaxing book that makes you laugh It is a western so if you don't lime westerns dont read it I love westerns so this book is a great book for me.

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Very silly and some LOL moments

Sometimes I think the book is pretty funny then other times I think it is so disrespectful that I'm glad I don't have young kids listening. Just as most books and movies are really only understood by adults, the same is with this book. The main character, Hank, has a great dislike for cats. He even goes so far as saying God made a mistake when He created cats. The listener needs to take these as folly and dismiss them or it will drag down the story.

Hank is pretty self important. I know a few humans like him.

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  • Vanessa
  • SUMMIT, MISSISSIPPI, United States
  • 07-07-12

love these cute stories! great family entertainmen

What made the experience of listening to It's a Dog's Life the most enjoyable?

the clean family humor

Who was your favorite character and why?

Drover is always my favorite because he is such a cute coward

Have you listened to any of John R. Erickson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes, this one is just as good, I am always pleased with John R. Erickson's books.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when Hank jumped in Slim's truck and Slim did not give him over to the dog catcher

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  • Eleanor
  • Brick, NJ, United States
  • 04-03-12

My kids love the Hank stories

What did you love best about It's a Dog's Life?

We spend a lot of time in the car. My kids love the Hank series and the crazy antics they get into. They will listen to these stories over and over again.