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A Dog's Journey: A Novel

by W. Bruce Cameron
Read by George K. Wilson

Macmillan Audio | May 8, 2012 | Audio Book (CD)

A Dog's Journey: A Novel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog''s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
 
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.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.99 × 5.24 × 0.95 in

Published: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427222894

ISBN - 13: 9781427222893

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tied for 1st place for Best Dog Book Ever! I read this book in a couple of days I couldn't stop reading it! Although there were several very sad parts, there were also many funny and happy parts, and I wanted to continue reading to find out what was going to happen with the dog next! I enjoyed A Dog's Purpose, and this was just as good, with a really nice ending. :) It is an insightful and meaningful story from a dog's point of view.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from KEEP THE TISSUE BOX HANDY In this sequel to A Dog’s Purpose we rejoin Buddy in his quest to find his purpose for being a “good dog”. He thinks he has fulfilled it after finding “his boy” Ethan again and is waiting patiently for his sleep to come, sure that he will not be reborn as a puppy again. Then Charity comes into his life and he realizes that she definitely needs a dog to look out for her. Coming back as Molly the two are miraculously reunited and the reader follows along on their journey together. For anyone who has not read A Dog’s Purpose you should know that the dog narrates these stories. Between snickers of amusements and bouts of tears I managed to get to the end of this book. Often sequels fall short of the first book, but I found this one equal to (dare I even say it … if not better than) the first. I enjoy characters that “I love to hate” and this book had that too. For anyone who loves dogs this is a must read, so grab the box of tissue, a cup of coffee and lose yourself in this book for a little while.
Date published: 2012-06-23

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A Dog's Journey: A Novel

by W. Bruce Cameron
Read by George K. Wilson

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.99 × 5.24 × 0.95 in

Published: May 8, 2012

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427222894

ISBN - 13: 9781427222893

About the Book

This sequel to the "New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestselling "A Dog's Purpose" is the moving story of an unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers.

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ONE   As I sat in the sun on the wooden dock that jutted out into the pond, I knew this to be true: my name was Buddy, and I was a good dog. The fur on my legs was as black as the rest of me, but down at my paws it had, over time, become tinged with white. I had lived a long and full life with a boy named Ethan, spending many lazy afternoons on this very dock, here on the Farm, enjoying a swim or barking at the ducks. This was the second summer without Ethan. When he died I felt a pain inside me much sharper than any other I’d ever felt. Now the pain was less, more like a stomachache, but I still felt it all the time. Only sleep soothed it away—in my sleep, Ethan ran with me through my dreams. I was an old dog and knew that someday soon a much deeper sleep would come, as it had always come for me before. It came for me when I was named Toby, in my silly first life, when I had no real purpose but to play with other dogs. It came for me when I was named Bailey, when I first met my boy and loving him became my whole focus. It came for me when I was Ellie, when my job was to Work, to Find people, and to Save them. So when the deeper sleep came for me next, at the end of this life, as Buddy, I felt sure that I would not live again, that I had fulfilled my purpose and there was no reason for me to be a dog anymore. So whether it happened this summer or the next didn’t matter. Ethan, loving Ethan, was my ultimate purpose, and I had done it as well as I could.
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Direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog''s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
 
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.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for A Dog''s Purpose

“An amazing book. I laughed and smiled and cried. Wise…and sure to open the hearts of all who read it. Bailey has much to teach us about a dog’s love of liberty."
—Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of A Color Purple

"I loved the book and I could not put it down. It really made me think about the purpose of life. At the end, I cried."
—Temple Grandin, New York Times bestselling author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

"Marley & Me combined with Tuesdays With Morrie."  —Kirkus Reviews

“Funny, heartwarming, and touching.”  —Library Journal (starred review)

 
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