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Author: Greg Kincaid Narrator: Mark Bramhall Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The McCray Family Series Release Date: November 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481544696

Publisher Description

Here is a heartwarming tale of how one dog showed a family the true meaning of Christmas.

Todd, the youngest of four children, has a developmental disability that keeps him at home on the farm with his mother and father. One special holiday season, Todd hears an ad on the radio from a shelter looking for temporary homes for their dogs during the holiday week. When Todd’s parents at last give in to his pleas for this charitable cause, the family is faced with yet another problem: an entire shelter full of dogs needing homes. Using his special charms and gifts of persuasion, Todd encourages his whole community to participate in the “Adopt a Dog for Christmas Program” and, more importantly, teaches his family the true meaning of goodwill.

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  • “Todd may be challenged intellectually, but his emotional abilities shine…Mark Bramhall captures the exuberance of Todd’s love for family and animals, blending it perfectly with the youth’s speech impediment in a way that conveys respect and reality. Bramhall also tunes in to Todd’s father’s pervasive sadness, which has never left him since his tour in Vietnam, during which his own beloved dog died waiting for him to come home. While there are a few tears during this production, there are more smiles of understanding and love, making it a perfect holiday audiobook.”

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a very nice Christmas book. I also watched it on the hallmark channel. Fun quick read. "

    - Dawn, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a good message story and reads quick and easy. Made me consider getting a dog... "

    - Jacee, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Slow start, but an overall great book. Well written and very sweet. Makes me want to suggest starting the same program at the local shelters near me. "

    - Natasha, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a short, easy to read story about a dog and a family. I especially connected with the story because much of the story was told through someone who had loved and lost a pet to the point that he'd decided he didn't want to put himself through that pain again. "

    - Barbara, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " What a fantastic book!! I picked it up on a whim at the library and I'm so glad I did. It was a quick read, finished in less than 24 hours. I was so sucked into the story I often found myself laughing, and even crying along with the characters. This was such a good book and so well written, that I continually was asking myself, "are you sure this isn't a real story", but in fact it is fiction. A cute story and a wonderful read for any pet lover. "

    - Stephanie, 2/3/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Predictable, sometimes unsettling in the level of sentimentality, but if, like me, you love the genre of making room at the inn and discovering the blessings in doing so, then add this sweet to your list. If you're prone to the weepies, then you'll want a box of hankies nearby. "

    - Naomi, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a nice short read for Christmas time "

    - Ginny, 1/27/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A very sweet dog story, perfectly themed for the holidays! Really enjoyed this book! "

    - Kristy, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very heartwarming story. If you love dogs, you will enjoy. "

    - Regina, 1/9/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Very sweet christmas book.. loved it! thanks Trish "

    - Gale, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was okay for me. Not a great book but a well meaning book that tells a story in the end to keep a dog. "

    - Barbara, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A short book - I finished in 2-3 sittings. It's a sweet story and I did get a lump in my throat near the end. But only 3 stars for me as the writing was a bit clunky in places. "

    - Rachel, 11/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this book, It would be wonderful if we could give more of ourselves to others including the four legged critters. It was just a warm loving tender book. "

    - Jennifer, 11/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " i love a good dog book, & this one was pretty good. what a good story to read during the holdiays. was just the right length, not too long or too short. "

    - Clacie, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great christmas story, of giving and helping out others, those others being dogs! "

    - Sarah, 10/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a great dog lover's book!! "

    - Diane, 10/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A cute story that takes just 2 hours to read. I hear there is a Hallmark movie that goes with it. I look forward to watching it this Christmas. "

    - Crystal, 9/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute book. A T.V. movie was made of it. Good story. "

    - Wayne, 8/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was a cute story, but I could have written this book. It was very basic. The idea was basic, the plot was basic, the writing was simplistic; it wasn't a bad story just simple. "

    - Miriam, 7/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " If you are a pet lover - you will love this book and probably shed a tear. "

    - Mary, 2/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I love stories like this. It's a very small book with a very big message, and it warmed my heart. "

    - David, 11/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. What a wonderful and touching Christmas story that truly exemplifies the meaning of Christmas. "

    - Judy, 9/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So loved this book. It was a quick read,but well worth it. It will tugg at those heart strings! "

    - Melissa, 9/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Sweet story and I liked the ending. Yet it was pretty boring, and it didn't help that I had "Treachery in Death's" 11 discs of kick ass fiction burning a hole in my work bag waiting its turn! "

    - G, 9/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A short story with a really good message. I loved this book! "

    - Grace, 8/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I so loved this book! Bought it on my Nook for a little holiday reading and was just as impressed as I was when I read (and fell in love with) Tucker! I just couldn't put it down, and ended up reading it in one afternoon! Yes! It was really that good! A must read!!!!!! "

    - Sandra, 7/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A happy ending dog story, yeah! "

    - Michelle, 6/8/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. I could easily read this every year around Christmas time. Such a refreshing story. "

    - Alicia, 1/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved it! What a heartwarming tale! (or should I said tail!) "

    - Tia, 10/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really good. I reccommend this "

    - Emma, 9/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great book, plan to follow it up with his next book. Heart warming read for all animal lovers. 4 stars "

    - Sandi, 8/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a sweet, inspirational and quick read. Great to read when you need a mood boost or want to finish something quickly. "

    - Erin, 5/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very sweet Christmas story about a dog "

    - Jodi, 4/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved it! It ended just the way I wanted it to :) "

    - Heidi, 4/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I read this after I saw the made for TV movie which was very true to the text. Sweet but not cloyingly so this is a great book for anyone who has ever loved a dog and/or understood th special role dogs have in our lives. "

    - Sharon, 3/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Great feel good book! I was worried in the end, but it all worked itself out! "

    - Linda, 2/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " heart warming. I read it before it became a tv movie. "

    - Holly, 2/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nice book for the holidays. Of course being a dog owner I became emotional at certain points. Simple story, yes, but enjoyable and puts a smile on your face. "

    - Marissa, 2/2/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Pass the Kleenix, wonderful story very well told, felt like I was there! "

    - Linda, 1/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Good read, well-written, not sappy. "

    - Terri, 12/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " So sweet...if you read this you must read Christmas with Tucker. "

    - Allyson, 12/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Todd is a 21 year old special needs boy who organizes a Christmas project with the local animal shelter to give pets a temporay home over the Christmas holiday. This story will make you examine your own life....Do you have room at the Inn? "

    - Doreen, 12/3/2010

About the Author

Greg KincaidNew York Times bestselling author of A Dog Named Christmas and Christmas with Tucker, is a practicing lawyer in Kansas who helped start the Changing Lives through Literature program and has served as the chairman of the Optimist Oratory Contest for the last seven years. The father of five children, he lives on a farm in western Johnson County, Kansas, with his wife and two dogs.

About the Narrator

Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their “Best Voices of the Year.” He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.