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Ellie is a very special dog with a very important purpose. From puppyhood, Ellie has been trained as a search-and-rescue dog. She can track down a lost child in a forest or an injured victim under a fallen building. She finds people. She saves them. It's what she was meant to do.

But Ellie must do more. Her handlers - widowed Jakob, lonely Maya - need her, too. People can be lost in many ways, and to do the job she was born to do, Ellie needs to find a way to save the people she loves best.

Adapted from the beloved New York Times best-selling novel A Dog's Purpose, Ellie's Story is an inspiring tale for young animal lovers.

©2015 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"A satisfying and illuminating tale." ( Kirkus)

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  • Krista
  • San Antonio, Texas USA
  • 09-06-16

Basically an excerpt from A Dog's Purpose

SPOILER ALERT! While I loved the story "A Dog's Purpose" this is just basically a rehash of the story of Ellie and her training to be a search and rescue dog. Only buy this book if you are afraid of how your kids will react to the death scenes in "a Dog's Purpose". There are no dogs dying in this book, but Ellie does find some bodies in an earthquake area. The way it is listed here, you are made to believe this is actually a continuation of the series, but it really isn't. I would have listened to "A Dog's Purpose" again if I'd known this was simply going to be an excerpt from that book. I'm expecting "Bailey's Story" to be pretty much the same. One reviewer on Amazon didn't like the narrator, but I thought she did a great job of sounding like a puppy and then sounding less so as Ellie got older. It was not bad, but I got the "been there, done that" feeling while reading this book, and actually wondered if they had simply re-labeled "A Dog's Purpose". It's kindof like a recording artist putting out another album with most of the same songs as their first successful album and riding the waves of that first success while disappointing fans with nothing new.

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W. Bruce Cameron has done it again

Again another great listen. Excellent interpretation of a dog's perspective. The narration brought considerable emotional content to the story and made you feel you were right there.

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Happy ending

I love the book it's happy sad at the end I wish there was a
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Wonderful story

This is our first audiobook as a family and it was a great one to introduce to the kids (13, 11, 10, 9 year olds). Anyone that loves dogs should get this book.

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What a beautiful story!

A heartwarming story of a German Shepherd puppy who learns what life is all about. The bond between humans and animals are special and is what makes the heart happy. Anyone who listens or reads this one will no doubt have a huge smile on their face, happy tears and a need to hug their pet. You won't regret this one at all. ("")("") 😀😀

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I loved it! It was one of the most best books ive read at all in my life! What a great narrorator must i add too. Thank you W. Bruce Cameron!!

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My a pinyin

This is the best book I have listened to so far ,the book is funny ,silly ,and sad to

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Excerpt from A Dog's Purpose

There is little if anything new in this book that is not already in A Dog's Purpose. If you read A Dog's Purpose, then this will just be a repeated story. If you haven't read A Dog's Purpose, then this will be a great book for you!

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Awsome, very precise story

Loved it. The story told from the dog, Ellie's point of view, was great. You really felt and understood what Ellie felt and understood.

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Ellie's story

I hated that Jacob moved on to another dog but that is what story's are supposed to be like. It still was very sad😞