Big Paws, Bigger Heart: A Dog's Memoir

  • by Jim Loveless
  • Narrated by A. T. Al Benelli
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once in a lifetime a person may find the perfect dog, but to have two perfect dogs in a lifetime is practically unheard of. Big Paws, Bigger Heart presents a story of that improbable situation as told by Finley, a Belgian Tervuren dog who came into the life of his adopted dad, Jim Loveless, to fill the enormous void left behind by the loss of Jim's first dog, Brooks. Finley goes back in time to tell the legend of Brooks. He shares the heartwarming and often humorous tales of how Brooks shaped the lives of not only his owner but of a community by proving faithfulness meant more than championships. Part one of this true and inspiring story follows Brooks from his early days of fitting in with his newly adopted family until his forced retirement from the agility competition he and Jim so dearly loved due to bad hips. With the loss of Brooks, Jim couldn't imagine that the void left behind could ever be filled. The sequel, however, recalls how Finley came along, picking up where Brooks left off. He exceeded Jim's wildest expectations with his loyalty and unbelievable sense of humor. Written from a dog's perspective, Big Paws, Bigger Heart explores the love that dogs can bring into our lives and shows how two dogs changed one man's life.

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A Man's Best Friend

What did you love best about Big Paws, Bigger Heart: A Dog's Memoir?

Writing a book from a dog's perspective, what a great idea. The ups and downs gave the book dimension and kept your interest chapter after chapter.


What about A. T. Al Benelli’s performance did you like?

His performance was awesome, his voice rendering added so much, it made the book come alive, you feel like you are right there living the moment.


Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the audible & book immensely, it will make a great gift.

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- Babygirl

A love story

Where does Big Paws, Bigger Heart: A Dog's Memoir rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I put this book in the top 5 books I ever read


Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim,because he loved his dog the way I love mine.Dogs are our family and Jim proves this in the book.


Which character – as performed by A. T. Al Benelli – was your favorite?

He did a great job telling the story by Finnly.He sounded like a dog should sound if one could talk


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the way Brooks knew from the first time he laid eyes on Jim that he knew this was his person.


Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book for all people who ever loved a dog.

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- Renee B.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2014
  • Publisher: Jim Loveless