Lad, a handsome collie, rules the Place for his master and mistress. With his sleek mate, Lady, at his side, he chases away neighborhood dogs and intruders. But one day, when the master brings home a spirited young male, Lady starts to spend all her time running with the newcomer. Will Lad be able to win back her loyalty? For Lad, the excitement is just beginning. Throughout this classic story, he faces one thrilling adventure after the other. A poisonous snake, the police, and hostile city streets are only a few of his challenges.
Albert Payson Terhune first recounted his own dog’s exploits in a series of short stories for magazines. When readers of all ages praised Lad, Terhune collected the tales into the heartwarming volume that has captivated young readers for over 70 years. With John McDonough’s skillful narration, Lad, his furry friends and foes, and the humans in his life spring vividly to life.
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Skillfully written and expertly narriated.
I would prefer the audio edition, due to the talents of John McDonough. His skillful reading of this selection enriches the text.
I loved the vivid descriptions, the attention to detail and the development of each character.
Yes, I have listened to John McDonough's performances in the Jan Karon"s Mitford series.
He was splendid in those as well. His reading brings characters and stories to life.
Yes, it was a book that I longed to listen to and would listen during any spare moment.
Loved the story and it was even more impressive to realize that it was based on true events.
If you have ever loved or been loved by a dog...
The adventures written of here are absolutely believable regarding any dog's behavior and the love and devotion of man and dog to one another is evident on every page. The collie nature is described in its most reverent and honest manner. Proper behavior, human and dog, and pride in ones conduct, human and dog, are so refreshing in this book. Best yet? It's all true. You can visit the New Jersey property of the Master (Bert Terhune) and pay respects to Lad and the many other valiant dogs of The Place.
The Master. He was fair, honest, kind, firm, right, and bigger than life.
The most trying was the final fight scene. It was horrendous to read and for anyone who has experienced a fight to the death - all too real.
As a child, I loved the feel of the book but even as an adult, the loyalty, kindness, and honesty - so rare in our lives today - brings a tear to my heart.
If you have ever loved a dog or have ever been loved by a dog, this book, and all the Terhune stories, will bring a warmth, a sense of adventure, of honesty, of time, of beauty, of devotion to your heart. If you've ever been owned a collie, well, this book is more dear than one can imagine.
- Pamela J. Girt