A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans by W. Bruce Cameron read by George K. Wilson

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Jun 2, 2011

Disclaimer: Drive with care while listening to  A Dog's Purpose .  Your vision may be impaired by tears of laughter or sorrow.   Either way you will be distracted.

This is a joyful, suspenseful tail... er tale told from the dogs' perspective.  This is the story of a dog named Toby, Bailey, Ellie and finally Buddy.   Toby is born to a feral mom and later captured by well intentioned animal rescue folks.  Toby's life is cut short and he is later reborn as Bailey an endearing Golden Retriever whose main purpose in life is to protect "my boy."  Then there is Ellie the German Shepherd  trained as a search and rescue dog by a deeply sorrowful handler, and then Buddy the purebred lab who brings this story to an end.

At first the reader for this audio version didn't seem right for the part, but in the end he  is quite good as he handles the voices of  many characters.  This audio would be a great selection for the family road trip this summer...that is, for the family who likes dogs.  Just remember the tissues.

Written by Pam W.

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