A Dog's Purpose

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,101 ratings

A Dog's Purpose Publisher's Summary

A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today best-selling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose.

©2010 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • A Dog's Purpose

    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,355
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4,828
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,825

    A Dog's Purpose - which spent a year on the New York Times bestseller list – is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved best-selling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Dogs Purpose

    • By sara on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • A Dog's Purpose

    • A novel for humans
    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • one of my favourites!

    • By Justin on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $20.68

  • Book 2

    • A Dog's Journey

    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,448
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,299
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,295

    Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs - who will take care of his girl?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Darker, Sadder Sequel

    • By Library Volunteer on 07-13-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Ellie's Story

    • A Dog's Purpose Novel
    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Basically an excerpt from A Dog's Purpose

    • By Krista on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • Bailey's Story

    • A Dog's Purpose Novel
    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110

    The author of A Dog's Purpose and The Dogs of Christmas presents a heartwarming new novel that celebrates man's best friend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most amazing books I've ever heard

    • By Janel on 09-19-17

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 5

    • Molly's Story

    • A Dog's Purpose Novel
    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: Ann Marie Lee
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Molly knows that her purpose is to take care of her girl, C. J., but it won't be easy. Neglected by her mother, Gloria, who won't allow her to have a dog, C. J. is going through some tough times. Molly's job is to stay hidden in C. J.'s room, cuddle up to her at night, and protect her from bad people. And no matter what Gloria does to separate them, nothing will keep Molly away from the girl that she loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great for my 8 yr old.

    • By Kim Mize on 09-10-18

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 6

    • Max’s Story

    • A Dog’s Purpose Novel
    • By: W. Bruce Cameron
    • Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    As soon as he sets eyes on CJ, Max knows that she's his girl and quickly figures out his purpose: to show her how to navigate the big city. Being a native New Yorker, Max knows how to take charge, even though he's the smallest dog at the park. At the same time, with CJ's help, Max learns that he doesn't always have to be ferocious - sometimes, he can be "gentle Max" and make friends.

    Regular price: $10.49