Raja, a golden brown stray mongrel, leads a carefree existence in Shivaji Park, spending his days lying under shady trees and chasing tennis balls. His friend Pakya, a white and black mongrel, happens to be the most feared dog on this side of the park. But, poor Pakya secretly pines for Bianca, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who only has eyes for Hero, a smooth-talking mongrel with a red scarf round his neck.
Tiger Gondhlekar, aka Gattu, an abandoned Labrador who is perpetually hungry, completes the trio. Prashant Pinge's engaging and heartwarming story, depicts the journey of three ordinary stray dogs from Shivaji Park in Mumbai to Sambhaji Park in Pune. Their reasons for undertaking the journey are different, but they are united by their friendship and a common dream, as they confront seemingly insurmountable odds. While the story charts their quest for the giant donut, it also highlights how the dogs overcome their own shortcomings, support each other and register personal victories along the way.
This was an ok kids book.I was not terribly impressed.I was given this book free by the author,narrator or publisher
"Raja & the Giant Donut" was beyond cute! I listened to the story twice. Once with my granddaughter who loved it and once again with my two cats and Great Dane. We were all thoroughly engrossed. I think this was a true gem. It was a terrific journey for all ages as well as animals. Written by Prashant Pinge, this was a true hit in my house.
Leonor A. Woodworth's performance was outstanding. She has an absolutely warm and soothing voice that made for a top notch listen. Her voice inflections were perfect along with her tone. Very enjoyable and one of my favorite audiobooks.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
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Cute, fun and entertaining. <br/><br/>Raja and pals set out on a journey to find the worlds largest donut. They each take the journey for different reasons. (with a little nudge from Raja) The 3 friends set out on their adventure and along the way encounter a variety of characters and situations. Some of their adventures include a monkey, a pack of unfriendly dogs, escaping the dog catchers, a stolen vehicle and more. <br/><br/> The heart of the story is about friendship. Each dog learns something and shares something as they work together to reach their goal. <br/><br/>Great book for a road trip with kids.<br/><br/>Leonor A. Woodworth does a great job with the narration. Very pleasant voice, easy to listen to. Great character voices. Perfect voice for narrating audiobooks.<br/><br/> This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com
What did you love best about Raja & the Giant Donut?
The unique cast of characters and the story that brought them together.
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A great story of friendship. I loved it!<br/><br/>"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom."
This story takes place in another country, another culture, that I am not familiar with... maybe India? There are some words and names that were odd to me, and I feel like some kids would get lost and confused by them. but, even with that, it was a cute, fun, short story about dogs going on an adventure to find the world's biggest donut. this would be good for a car ride or quiet time.
Thank you to the author for sending me a free copy in exchange for a review.
This was a fun book about a stray dog named Raja and his 2 friends on a quest to get from their home in Shivaji Park to see a giant donut which is in a city miles away. Along the way the 3 dogs have many adventures and make many friends. They free an enslaved monkey, get into a scuffle with a rival pack of dogs and become unlikely friends with some cats. They also learn a lot about themselves and the world around them.
Raja is a positive, upbeat dog with an unwavering drive to accomplish his task of finding the giant donut. He also has a weakness for tennis balls.
Pakya is a rough and tumble type of dog who is very loyal to his friends. He's always willing to stand up for the little guy.
Gattu is a more mellow canine with a love of all foods. He has a sad backstory but learns to overcome it and finds comfort in his friends.
The narrator did a great job. He was enthusiastic and gave the dogs each believable personalities. Their emotions were expressed genuinely.
I really enjoyed this story of adventure and friendship. It was a fun book to listen too. I liked hearing about dogs of another culture.
I was gifted a copy of this audiobook by the author. This is an unbiased review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.