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A Dog's Purpose Audiobook

A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans

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Publisher's Summary

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: why are we here?

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?

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 and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

©2017 Macmillan Audio (P)2017 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Tony Swinton Fareham 23/04/2017
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    If you love dogs you will love this book
    This book goes through all the human emotions but from a dogs viewpoint
    I loverly easy listen which I listened to over two days

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    Sunday77 13/11/2017
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    "the best"

    fantastic,beautiful, sad, happy tear jerker cool- such a roller coaster of - keeps you on your toes and holding an hanky to wipe away your tears form listening to such a great book - I loved this book- sure you will too!

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    Trekkie Monster West Yorkshire, UK 23/09/2017
    Trekkie Monster West Yorkshire, UK 23/09/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful"

    Wow simply the greatest audiobook I've ever listened to from Audible and I've over 300 on my account so far. All dog lovers will love this. You'll laugh. You'll feel sad. You'll maybe even cry. But come what may whenever your pooch tilts it's head listening to you you'll think of Bailey and wonder just what on Earth you little dog is planning. Beautifully written and it's one of the few audible that I've started to listen to again straight after. Highly, highly recommended.

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    I loved this book so touching and funny and cute. The narrator read beautifully and made impressions of what the characters would sound like.

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    JB 29/06/2017
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    "Beautiful, heartwarming tail!"
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    One of the best books I've heard! If you love dogs, this is not to be missed. It's uplifting, emotional, very moving and you'll never look at dogs in quite the same way again!

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    DI UK 25/06/2017
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    "Heart-warming and gripping"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they love dogs. The characters of the dog were very realistic and easy to imagine if you know dogs well. I laughed and cried listening... and there were several unexpected twists too.


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    Suzanne 23/06/2017
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    such a lovely story. what a great kind dog. i now understand dogs a lot better.

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    ScotsmanTom 21/06/2017
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    "More moving than the movie"

    I saw the movie first and was moved to tears several times as were most of the dog loving audience. When I started listening to the book I thought that it would not exceed the emotional experience of the movie. Trust me.. it does.. big time. All dog lovers will appreciate this.

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    Bods1976 06/06/2017
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    Happy, sad, uplifting but so emotional. What a wonderful story, but get yout tissues at the ready.

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    Liz Syresham, United Kingdom 14/05/2017
    Liz Syresham, United Kingdom 14/05/2017 Member Since 2010
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    "Spellbinding!"

    I have never, ever, either read a paper book or listened to an audio book that has had me laughing out loud one moment and sobbing the next and I'm NOT exaggerating about the sobbing!

    This has just been such a wonderful experience. I was a former dog owner so a lot of it was particularly poignant for me, but even someone who has never had a dog of their own would recognise characteristics of this wonderful little pooch.

    The narration is without doubt the best I have ever listened to. How William Dufris catches the exuberating nature of a puppy's responses and reactions, to the pathos of a grown dog who loves and is loved in return is absolutely delightful.

    I thoroughly recommend this book - I didn't want it to end.

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    "one of my favourites!"

    i loved it! a wonderful story filled with humour and tons of emotion! the film doesnt do the book justice!

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