A Dog for Life

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.78 hours)
Product Number: Z100026408
Released: Dec 19, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739348192
Narrator/s: Brian Butler
Publisher: Listening Library
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This is the true story of the journey of John Hawkins and his dog, Mouse, from way up north to way down south. Mouse has been John and his brother Tom's dog for life. They got her as a puppy when they were just little themselves, and they very quickly discovered that they could understand everything Mouse said and she could do the same. She was just a person like everyone else-though maybe a bit cleverer than most. You've maybe heard that John "ran away with his pet dog." But the truth about this story is that John and Mouse made the journey to save Tom. It's hard to pinpoint when Tom became truly ill, but when the doctors said they had to send Mouse away for fear of infection, the boys knew they had to do something. Without Mouse, Tom would never recover. The journey began to find a temporary home for Mouse, but once they'd set off, nothing turned out the way they'd planned. From the Hardcover edition.

Author(s): L.S. Matthews
Original Publish Date: Dec 19, 2006

All formats/editions

Author(s): L.S. Matthews
Product Number EB00172178
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: #9780375849282

Professional reviews

"Brian Butler's distinctive baritone and sure, fully voiced performance enhance the story of brothers John and Tom and their dog, Mouse. After Tom is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, the family decides that "Mouse must go." John takes a secret journey to find the dog a new home. Butler's vocal characterizations infuse the story with good pacing and inflection. He is especially good at giving comic tones to the eccentric characters that John and Mouse meet, including new friends, charlatans, gypsies, and a long-lost uncle. The title A DOG FOR LIFE is layered with meaning as Mouse and John demonstrate love, strength, and courage in a work that is part fantasy, part adventure story. L.D.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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