The Dog Who Danced

  • by Susan Wilson
  • Narrated by Fred Berman, Christina Delaine
  • 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of One Good Dog comes a novel about a woman’s cross-country journey to find her lost dog and discover herself.
If there’s been a theme in Justine Meade’s life, it’s loss. Her mother, her home, even her son. The one bright spot in her loss-filled life, the partner she could always count on, has always been Mack, her gray and black Sheltie - that is, until she is summoned back to her childhood home after more than 20 years away.
Ed and Alice Parmalee are mourning a loss of their own. Seven years after their daughter was taken from them, they’re living separate lives together - dancing around each other, and their unspeakable heartbreak, unable to bridge the chasm left between them.
Fiercely loyal, acutely perceptive and guided by a herd dog’s instinct, Mack has a way of bringing out the best in his humans. Whether it’s a canine freestyle competition or just the ebb and flow of a family’s rhythms, it’s as though the little Shetland sheepdog was born to bring people together. The Dog Who Danced is his story, one that will surely dance its way into your heart.

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Great Road Trip Entertainment

My mother and I listened to this book over the course of a weekend road trip. We're both "dog people," but I don't like overly sentimental books or blatantly manipulative tear-jerkers. This book had an interesting story that kept our interest to the very end. In fact, we listened to the last several minutes sitting in our driveway.

For those of you who don't like sad endings, this one shouldn't be a problem for you. Without spoiling it for you, I can say I felt the ending made sense and was actually what my mother and I had both said would be the best solution to a difficult problem.

The main characters in this book were well rounded and interesting, and even secondary characters who started out as stereotypes were mostly revealed as flawed people who had reasons for the things they did.

I enjoyed this book greatly and will look for other titles by this author.
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- M. McClure "damack1"

New Favorite

What made the experience of listening to The Dog Who Danced the most enjoyable?

I've been waiting for a new Susan Wilson ...she weaves our relationships with pets into her characters flawlessly. You find yourself holding your breath waiting for the dog to work his magic.


What did you like best about this story?

The characters are real people with real problems


Which scene was your favorite?

When Mac begins his journey.


If you could rename The Dog Who Danced, what would you call it?

I wouldn't change a thing


Any additional comments?

Now I have to sit... stay until her next book!

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- Sam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2012
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio