All Dogs Go to Kevin

  • by Jessica Vogelsang
  • Narrated by Jessica Vogelsang
  • 8 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All Dogs Go to Kevin is a humorous and touching portrait of a veterinarian, her beloved dogs, and the lessons they impart to her along the way.
You can't always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang, who, with the help of three dogs, is buoyed through adolescence, veterinary school, and the early years of motherhood. Taffy, the fearsome Lhasa; Emmett, an amiable golden; and Kekoa, the neurotic senior Labrador are always by her side, offering lessons in empathy and understanding for all the oddballs and misfits who come through the vet clinic doors. Also beside her is Kevin, a human friend who lives with the joie de vivre most people only dream of having. But when tragedy strikes, Jessica is reminded that the animals we love give more than they take.

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What the Critics Say

"All Dogs Go to Kevinis a delightful, funny and heartwarming tale (tail?) of the many dogs that have come through author Jessica Vogelsang's life. It also has the added bonus that Vogelsang is a vet - so she knows stuff! I laughed and recognized myself and thought of the many, many dog people I will gift this book to. All Dogs Go to Kevinis a real treat (and not the slimy kind that your dog brings into your bed)." (Julie Klam, New York Times best-selling author of You Had Me at Woof)
"Jessica Vogelsang is a warm and widely respected veterinarian, and in her funny and often poignant first book, her gifts are on full display. All Dogs Go to Kevin is a love letter to the canine species written by a true friend to animals." (Dr. Marty Becker, author of Your Dog: The Owner's Manual )
"Dogs have a lot to teach us and a lot to tell us a lot about ourselves. Told with subtle, self-effacing humor, All Dogs Go to Kevinis one woman's journey of personal growth, as reflected in her personal and professional relationships with people and dogs, to an enriching understanding of the importance of love and nurture in our lives." (Larry Levin, New York Times best-selling author of Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love)

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Sorry, no

I had heard a lot about this book and was expecting a sweet, insightful book about veterinarians and dogs. Instead, it was filled with not so interesting tales of mundane events at the vets office, and virtually no insider's look in to vet school. The author reads the book, and she sounds like a cross between a chipmunk and a 6 year old child. Every time she imitated an elderly client, I wanted to scream. I really could not wait for her to stop the narration. Pass on this one.
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- Laurie

I laughed and I Cried

This book and narration has a vulnerability, an energy, and a poignancy I have rarely seen in memoirs. It's less about Kevin (who I wish I'd gotten to know a bit better), but more about dogs, about growing up, about changing, about becoming comfortable in oneself. It's the perfect mix of autobiography, of animals, and about loving, letting go, and moving on.
Well-written, well-read, and well worth your time and credit.
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- Daryl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio