The Dogs of Christmas

  • by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Narrated by Kirby Heyborne
  • 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

While nursing a broken heart, Josh Michaels is outraged when a neighbor abandons his very pregnant dog, Lucy, at Josh's Colorado home. But Josh can't resist Lucy's soulful brown eyes, and though he's never had a dog before, he's determined to do the best he can for Lucy - and her soon-to-arrive, bound-to-be-adorable puppies. Soon in over his head, Josh calls the local animal shelter for help, and meets Kerri, a beautiful woman with a quick wit and a fierce love for animals. As Kerri teaches Josh how to care for Lucy's tiny puppies and gets them ready to be adopted through the shelter's "Dogs of Christmas" program, Josh surprises himself by falling for her. But he's fallen even harder for his new furry family, which has brought incredible joy into Josh's life.
He barely has time to sit down, between chasing after adventurous Sophie and brave Oliver, but when he does, his lap is quickly filled by the affectionate Lola. And Rufus and Cody's strong bond makes Josh wonder about his own relationships with his family. With Christmas and the adoption date looming, Josh finds himself wondering if he can separate himself from his beloved puppies. At odds with Kerri, Josh isn't willing to lose her, but doesn't know how to set things right. Can a surprise litter of Christmas puppies really change one man's life? W. Bruce Cameron's The Dogs of Christmas is a charming and heartwarming holiday tale that explores the power of love, trust, and a basket full of puppies.


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Customer Reviews

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Amazing story

Would you listen to The Dogs of Christmas again? Why?

Bruce Cameron has done it again! He got me with A dogs purpose and a dogs journey. This one isn't written from the dogs point of view but it is amazing, especially if you are a dog lover. It made me laugh, warmed my heart, made my eyes get watery. When it was over with I was sad and i wanted more of this type of book!

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- kristin

Good Story for Teens or Young Adults

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, I would not recommend this book.I found the characterization quite superficial. Josh is 28 years old, going on 15. His first sight of Kerri, the shelter worker, is google-eyed facination...not even a hint of depth in character building here. The dogs of the title are really just an excuse, a vehicle, to what is essentially a story about boy loses girl, boy finds new girl, boy overcomes obstacles to new relationship. My emphasis is on boy, not man.And this boy, the main character, is a bit of a jerk.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A more mature 28 year old, making decisions more consistent with adulthood would have made a more interesting character. And his all young people of that age refer to each other as "dude"? Josh and his friends become caricatures, not characters.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Kirby Heyborne?

Perhaps, but not likely.

Could you see The Dogs of Christmas being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Certainly I could. It is superficial enough for TV.

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- Paula Stein

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-22-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio