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Publisher's Summary

Ken Foster never intended to adopt an abandoned dog. But after bringing Brando home, he notices how many homeless strays there are in the city. Suddenly, he sees them everywhere and finds himself unable to resist taking them home. But what he gains from them in return is far richer than his own expense. As he forms relationships with each new animal, Foster finds solidarity between their misfortunes and his own, and unfiltered companionship through some of life's biggest hardships: the shock of New York City after 9/11, the evacuation of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, and the day his heart nearly stopped for good.
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©2006 Ken Foster (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"As if channeling the frank and fundamental nature of dogs, Foster's sentences hide little pretense or poetry....[A] charming account of a life among dogs." (Publishers Weekly)
"Warm, candid...not sentimental about the hard work of saving dogs but rather confident, reflecting [Foster's] belief that taking action on behalf of abandoned dogs is the right thing to do." (Booklist)
"An absorbing and quirky memoir....Foster's style is blunt, funny and poignant. He smoothly melds the events of his turbulent life along with the gritty details of rescuing abandoned dogs into a piece that goes to the heart." (San Francisco Chronicle)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Beth on 08-16-10

Very sweet read

I was captured by the cover photo of this book and the title too. The author lets you into his life and the part of his heart he holds for his beloved dogs. There ought to be more folks in the world like this guy. There are angels among us and I think Ken Foster is one. He steps up and makes things better for those innocent pups that have no voice of their own. I thought the book ended rather abruptly, but I enjoyed it all the way through.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By shirley K. Bigham on 11-07-07

Shirley from Memphis

The book started out exciting and hopeful but became mundane, boring in parts. The plight of many honmeless dogs was brought to attention and hints on how to save these animals. I did not need the hours long lists read to me of all organizations available to assist with dogs.

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By DMac17 on 08-04-14

Loved it!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Would definitely recommend this book. It was interesting, warm with a nicely evolving story.

What did you like best about this story?

The stories were really engaging with a good perspective on both human and dog characters. It was also nicely narrated.

What does Patrick Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The narration was engaging with the right emphasis in all the right places.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

A bit of both, probably, but not too emotionally draining, even though some of the stories were a bit sad! The balance was just right.

Any additional comments?

The story was beautifully woven and warmly delivered. It's a really good read for all dog lovers and those who enjoy a heartfelt yarn!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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