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This story is written through the eyes of Jacob, an eight-week old border collie. At only eight weeks old, he was taken away from his Mum to start a whole new life, but sadly he fell into the hands of a bully. Jacob’s Journal will take you through the first year of his life. There will be laughter, tears, and heartbreak along the way. Will Jacob have a happy ending? 

The motto of this story is never give up on a rescue dog.

©2018 Michelle Holland (P)2020 Michelle Holland

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Incredibly moving

The story of Jacob was incredibly moving and as a dog lover it tugged at my heartstrings.
I loved that the novel was written through the eyes of Jacob.
I listened to this on audible and it was excellently narrated by Andrew James Roberts who brought to life the feelings and emotions of Jacob.
Listening to Inside a Dog's Mind emphasised how important it is to ensure a pup is given to a good home , and how by adopting a rescue dog you can change a dog's life.
I highly recommend this book.

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I loved it!

The first part is quite hard to listen to, partly because for some dogs, that is their life and it is heartbreaking.

I liked the way the author got into the mind of a young dog and voiced his thoughts and feelings. It reminded me a bit of the W. Bruce Cameron books (as it is narrated by a dog) so the format felt familiar.

If you have your own dog it will definitely make you want to hug him closer and buy him lots of chicken!

The narrator, Andrew James Roberts, was great at being a dog.

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Very sad beginning but once through that, an uplifting read, though I did shed a tear! Great book for anyone interested in taking in/re-homing a dog

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such a heartbreaking and heartwarming story.

this book captured me from the beginning. live how the story is told through the dogs eyes. A must read for anyone who is getting a new dog.

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lovely story

As an owner of 3 very loving dogs , I found this story quite emotional, but with a happy ending.
Well worth a listen and does make you think as to why a dog does something strange sometimes .
I think more chicken is required in my dogs diet . I wouldnt be without my 3 and hate the way some people treat dogs so badly , but Jacob with half a tail your smile shines through .

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This book has a big impact..excellent

I loved this book...I am so glad Jacob got a good ending and I love the way Michelle showed how the new adopters perseverance and training paid off...This book sadly highlights how dogs can be misunderstood when they are the subject of neglect and abuse...I am just relieved that there are people like Michelle to advocate for such dogs... a very sad , harrowing story...but one where patience, compassion and understanding eventually over ride. Well done Michelle..

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Inside a Dog's Mind: Jacob's Journal
By: Michelle Holland

As an owner of a rescue dog I was in tears listening to this book, apart from the car incident I imagine my fur baby went through a similar ordeal. I guess a lot of animals do.

I enjoyed listening from the dogs point of view and how everyday things affected him in the future. The story is well written and although sad, it does have some humour.

The narrator made me feel as if it was actually Jacob talking, making it a brilliant and delightful listen.

Anyone who loves dogs should read/listen to this book as there are also some great dog training tips

The poem at the end, with a few slight changes, could have been written for my dog, so moving.

(I was given this book, at my request, for free in exchange for an honest review, good or bad)

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  • 21-08-20

Understanding how a dog's mind works

I started listening to this book along with my own three dogs, Alfie, Pixie and Gracie, with a little trepidation. My main genre is crime thrillers and I am used to reading about torture and murder etc, but if a book describes animal cruelty I am in bits. There is a warning at the beginning of the book, but I listened anyway.

The book is the story of Jacob, a border collie, who has a bad start in life, and is told in his own words. Happily, Jacob then finds a good home and learns what it is like to be loved. The book is informative and heartwarming. I loved the poem at the end. Anyone thinking of buying a dog or puppy should read/listen. I certainly got a better understanding of how a dog thinks.

This is a fairly short listen (just short of 2 1/2 hours) and the narrator does an amazing job as Jacob's voice.

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 10-08-20

Adopt don't shop

Being the besotted owner of three rescue dogs myself, this story obviously resonated strongly with me. The fact that Ms Holland is putting her money where her writing talents are and donating part of her royalties to dog rescue charities makes me want to buy copies of Inside A Dog's Mind for everyone I know. If you have even a smidgen of decency in your soul, you'll buy and listen to this book immediately. Ms Holland, thank you, from me and Patch, Polly and Little Ted