Karissa Vacker narrates from the viewpoint of Dog, a stray who's been hungry for five days, as he joyfully sniffs a hotdog or fries, then feels fear and sadness as another animal beats him to the food. Vacker nails the changes in Dog's mind as he adjusts to family life after being rescued by Mia and her father. Listeners will be amused by Dog's intense focus and bliss when it comes to bacon or his dismay that humans don't "scent mark," both narrated with humorous earnestness. Vacker narrates more gently as an illness gives Dog's journey a tragic twist, returning him to the streets. The story becomes melodramatic, but listeners will still want to follow Dog's journey to the end. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2022, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2022]
Digital Download Steve N Lee 2021
DD ISBN $19.95
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