The Divinity of Dogs

  • by Jennifer Skiff
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington, Danny Campbell
  • 7 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good." (Jennifer Skiff)
The Divinity of Dogs is about the moments you learn something profound about life from an experience with a dog. Featuring more than 70 stories culled from hundreds of submissions to the author's Web site, these inspiring and heartwarming true stories show where love, tolerance, comfort, compassion, loyalty, joyfulness, and even death have provided experiences that have led to spiritual enlightenment.
You'll meet Little Bit, the Chihuahua who detected a small lump in her owner's breast, a growth even doctors couldn't find. There's Emma, the devoted rottweiler who ferociously grabbed her owner's arm at the moment he was trying to commit suicide, saving his life. You'll be inspired by Luna, the retriever who dragged her owner to safety after she collapsed late at night in a field. And you'll fall in love with the many dogs who simply provide steady comfort when needed - dogs like Bo, the boxer who soothed his mistress after the loss of her son. The author also weaves her own experiences with dogs throughout the book, showing how they comforted her through mistreatment as a child, a divorce, and a cancer diagnosis.
The stories that make up The Divinity of Dogs provide hope, help, and healing for listeners in the complex and difficult times in which we live. Whether you believe dogs are divine or are actually a gift from the divine, The Divinity of Dogs gives you permission to accept what you know: Dogs are healers, educators, protectors, and tangible examples of pure love.

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Love all my dogs

I have six dog children now. Four Boston Terriers, a French bulldog, and a min pin. I never had any human children of my own, but love my dogs as if they were. I am 64 now, and owned 12 dogs in my life, and can't imagine what my life would have been like without any of them. They all had their own little individual personalities.
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- Amazon Customer

The Stories Outweigh Their Narrators

I thoroughly enjoyed these truly poignant, touchy, sometimes heartbreaking tales of canines' love for man (and woman), & vice versa. But the performances--well, I was far from impressed.

First, there were only two voices for the dozens of stories: one female, one male. I think the book would've been much more audibly engaging if there was anticipation as to whom one would hear next.
Secondly, and I believe this wasn't the narrators' fault, but the editors--- one story would often start no more than two seconds after the last one ended.... making it hard to know if said story was already done, particularly if the lady narrator was reading several in a row, which often occurred.
I HIGHLY recommend reading this book over listening to this version.
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- lil' old me

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio