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Cracker! Audiobook

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

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Publisher's Summary

Cracker is one of the United States Army's most valuable weapons: a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going to whip the world and prove to his family, his sergeant, and everyone else who didn't think he was cut out for war that they were wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store.

When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive.

Told in part through the uncanny point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler.

©2007 Cynthia Kadohata; (P)2007 Random House Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Middle Moo 30/01/2017
    Middle Moo 30/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed"

    Really enjoyed this one. However its not the best war dog story i have listened to. Its just a silly thing I don't like, and thats the way Crackers thoughts are written, as in my head its not how a dog thinks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Cindy
    Dumas, VA, USA
    23/07/07
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    "Point of View"

    The point of view from the soldier's to Willie's to Cracker- brilliant. The Vietnam war stories are somewhat ignored and this brings a personal understanding of one part of the war. Dog owners will feel the connection!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Leslie-Ann
    Oshawa, ON, Canada
    28/11/12
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    "Best Book About the Best Dog in Vietnam"
    What did you love best about Cracker!?

    It was endearing, it was suspensful, it was lovely, it was emotional. All the things a relationship with a dog is. I enjoyed it very much!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How real the fictional story was.


    What about Kimberly Farr’s performance did you like?

    Her ability to capture each character as she went along.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh out loud, giggle and cry... It was very stirring


    Any additional comments?

    I would not hesitate to reccomend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lyn
    LADY LAKE, FL, United States
    08/09/12
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    "An outstanding "war" story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    absolutely, a young adult or an adult read that acurately depicts the Viet Nam war era. A great Grandparent/grandchild story to share.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The truth of the human/animal bond, the accuracy of portrayal of the politics of the era. I was 19 around the time the protaginist was 19 so to me it was a story of my "coming of age" The method of interspersing the dog's thought with the humans was masterful.


    What about Kimberly Farr’s performance did you like?

    well paced narration


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, I needed to digest the events as they progressed.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read MANY Viet Nam war stories and this one is highly accurate and very appealing to all ages. I think it is the best I have read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • GB
    02/09/11
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    "Not what I was expecting..."

    Not really for war aficionados.It's a weird dichotomy. The narration might appeal to juveniles but the subject of war probably shouldn't. Wish I could get my money back.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. Shepler
    Dover, PA
    26/05/17
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    "tear jerker but good story!"

    listened while at work...big mistake! I was in tears many times throughout the story. excellent book, just don't listen while in public!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • steven
    24/05/17
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    "loved the book but the narration was terrible"

    the voice for narration is terrible i feel like they should use a different voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    06/04/17
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    "wonderful story, well done , well read, wanted
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    the book to never end. xxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxx xx xxx xxxx

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon JG
    27/02/17
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    "Vietnam Role of Dogs"

    This story is different in that it's a story of a dog's role in Vietnam. If you like dog stories, this is a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cristen
    12/10/16
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    "Best dog in audible.com"

    I loved every bit of it cliffhangers wants to make you keep going the sad parts the happy parts I cried during the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cari
    07/09/16
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    "Best book I've listened to so far!!"

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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