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5/28/12

GIVEAWAY & BOOK REVIEW A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron @MacmillanAudio @wbrucecameron





Book Description

May 8, 2012

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?
A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog's Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.



About the Author
W. BRUCE CAMERON is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog's Purpose and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series. He lives in California.

SOURCE:  PUBLISHER


MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT


Continuing Buddy's story from A Dog's Purpose, we meet him again near the end of his current life where he meets Clarity, Ethan's granddaughter. As his last act of selflessness, he saves the toddler from certain death when she falls into the pond, where her mother, Gloria, is sunbathing nearby.  Of course, she blames Buddy for pushing Clarity in the water.  So when Buddy is reincarnated as Molly, her finds a new life's purpose in guarding her.  Gloria is, in my opinion, one of the worst mothers ever.  She causes Clarity no end of pain in her selfish lifestyle even causing an eating disorder in this poor child.  The audio version really emphasizes the evil of Gloria, something that might be lost in the written word.  


Of course, Molly doesn't last long but long enough to keep Clarity going and without harm for this part of her teen years and dies in a car accident in which she is thrown from the seat.  After a quick respite, Max takes Molly's place where he learns he has a gift detecting cancer in humans when Clarity must do community service at a dog shelter.  Max is reborn as Toby and he literally chases Charity down since he knows that she desperately needs saving again.  Toby also retains the gift of cancer detection and saves her husband Trent from certain death as well.  


I adored this book and it will really tug at your heartstrings if you are dog lover.  I only cried twice during this one, I mean full on, tears when Clarity was really struggling with her life.  The dogs always brought it around full circle.  Dogs add such impact to your life in such a good way.  Bruce Cameron really has a gift at capturing a dog's personality and making this type of story truly believable.  These are special books.






Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427222894
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427222893





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3 comments:

  1. Listening to it versus reading must be quite the experience too.

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  2. I think this might be a tear jerker but i think i'd like to give it a try anyway.
    Thanks for the chance!
    Carla

    cjay (at) iavalley (dot) edu

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  3. AND THE WINNER IS:




    A Dog's Journey Audio Book -- Phaedra



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