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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (114 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Edwards Narrator: Meredith Mitchell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN: 9781482975123
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The last thing Lisa Edwards needed was a new dog. But when she came across an abandoned litter on Halloween, her heart went out to the runt who walked into walls and couldn’t steady his feet. Lisa—healing from past abuse and battling constant pain from a chronic medical condition—saw a bit of herself in little Boo. And when he snuggled, helpless, against her, she knew he was meant to be hers. The dunce of obedience class with poor eyesight and a clumsy gait, Boo was the least likely of heroes. Yet with his unflappable spirit and boundless love, Boo has changed countless lives through his work as a therapy dog—helping a mute six-year-old boy to speak, coaxing movement from a paralyzed girl and stirring life in a ninety-four-year-old nun with Alzheimer’s. But perhaps Boo’s greatest miracle is the way he transformed Lisas life, giving her the greatest gift of all—faith in herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fascinating look at what service dogs can accomplish…Readers interested in dogs and service animals will enjoy this story of resilience.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “As this pooch-focused memoir proves, dogs can be women’s and children’s best friends, too…All readers who love dogs and other animals will find much to embrace and admire in this heartwarming tale about the power of canines.”

    Booklist

  • “A wonderful, heartfelt read.”

    Interactions

  • “It’s hard to say who is most fortunate—the developmentaly disabled and ultimately wonderful dog Boo, the woman who devoted years to his training and healed herself in the process, or the many readers whose lives this book will touch.”

    C.J. Puotinen, author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/15/2014

    " A very touching story of what dogs can do and add to your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Seng | 1/8/2014

    " The book was interesting to me because I have a soft spot for animals. I loved reading about the author's own life story and how having her pets impacted her. At times this book seemed to drag on, but it was worth a few boring parts to get to the finish! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 1/6/2014

    " Listened to it in the car, a great book. Loved Boo, Aticus and all the other dogs in this story of life and how dogs effect us. Very appropo for me as I begin my life with a dog, my Mylo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridgette | 12/13/2013

    " Lisa is an inspiration. In addition to a compelling story about she and her family's lives, I actually learned about dog behavior. The stories of the children's interactions with the dogs were very heartwarming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 12/7/2013

    " I loved this book. It was a wonderful story, but also contained quite a bit of information about dogs in general without feeling like a textbook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keely Ann | 11/29/2013

    " Love Boo and his brothers. The book... good but a bit redundant toward the end. Wish the author and her family the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne Vines | 10/7/2013

    " I loved everything about this book. As a dog loving, special educator it spoke to me. When Marc spoke, my heart leapt. Lisa writes about many things I've felt for so many years. She has Boo and I have Oreo. I'll recommend this book to everyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 9/1/2013

    " It was a wonderful story about how dogs help people and they don'teven know it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawnmarie | 8/6/2013

    " A great book! As a Dog lover I truly enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 7/18/2013

    " If you are a dog lover, you will love this book! Heartwarming & a true story! :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/25/2013

    " Cute story...true tale of the value of dog ownership "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie-ann | 4/17/2013

    " Just loved this little book. A lovely story that only pet lovers will understand. The healing powers of loved animals are totally unknown. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Fullem | 4/10/2013

    " What I took away from this story is that life does not go the way plan quite often, but what can be a frustrating ruin of plans can sometimes open the door to a better, perfectly suited life. You need to be open to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Warneka | 4/3/2013

    " The book personalized the dog too much . I know that is what we all tend to do ,but i found it tiring in this book. if you really like and appreciate dogs you might find this book too emotional as I did "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry | 3/7/2013

    " I read this book because I took a class from the author, Lisa, and loved the way that worked out for me and my dog. Her sensitivity and knowledge about dogs is exceptional. The story is touching, heartwarming, funny, and educational. Anyone who loves dogs or people would enjoy this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia Souders | 1/22/2013

    " I did not know a dog could be developmentally delayed. It was a very good story of healing of the author, of others and a little dog named Boo. I have a better understanding of the training of service dogs. Enjoyable reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia Klinkman | 10/15/2012

    " Very sweet book - well written, but too much information about therapy groups, training, etc. I skipped over a lot of the less interesting [to me] parts. "

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