Pukka's Promise

  • by Ted Kerasote
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • 16 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle - who died too soon, as all our dogs do - he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago.
In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles all those subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a pure bred be as healthy as a mixed breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make forour companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village.
Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.

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Awful Narrator

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

I don't know - it is a great story but the narrator ruined it.... maybe as a book


What didn’t you like about Luke Daniels’s performance?

After listening to Merle''s Door this performance is horrendous... Luke Daniels makes the dogs sound like stupid children... instead of the wonderful character that the narrator of Merles Door gave them... it was so bad I had to stop listening and read the book instead


Was Pukka's Promise worth the listening time?

No -i didn't finish it - read the book instead - because it is a great story - just horrible horrible narrator


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- SU

Good content, strange narration

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

The content of the book was interesting- factual data about canine health issues interspersed with snippets from Pukka's real-life experiences.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Pukka's Promise?

The story about how euthanized pets are rendered and used in pet food.


Did Luke Daniels do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

He did a good job differentiating them. Too good, I guess. It seemed so patronizing to hear him try to do different accents to indicate who was speaking. He also used a lot of "little baby" voices to indicate the dogs were speaking. It was distracting. I don't have a better suggestion, but the voices were a bit over-the-top for my taste.


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- T. Thompson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio