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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20,351 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. Bruce Cameron Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN:
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After a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey is surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy. Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog. But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders, will he ever find his purpose?

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the story of a dog's many lives but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This beautifully crafted novel teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends arealways with us, and that every creature on Earth is born with a purpose.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aldi | 2/19/2014

    " Well, I'll just say that if you DON'T want to reliably dissolve into a snotty bawling mess (several times), you probably should steer clear of this one. And regardless of motivation, if you read this book and DON'T dissolve into a snotty bawling mess, you should get yourself checked out because you might be an android. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi | 2/17/2014

    " A very emotionally & spiritually charged book. I thought it was beautiful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 2/15/2014

    " A must read for dog lovers!! I fell in love with this book. What a sweet story! It made me appreciate my furry friends even more than I did before! <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 2/15/2014

    " I just finished reading A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. I am a dog lover with 3 pugs and was of course interested in a story about dogs, but this story completely took hold of me so I almost could not put it down! I laughed, I cried and then cried again - what a wonderful book!!! I will be reading his next book called A Dog's Journey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 2/13/2014

    " This is the story of a dog from his point of view. First he's born into a litter of wild dogs, taken to a shelter where he learns doggy ways, but is killed by a vicious stray. He's reborn as a purebred golden retriever and has a wonderful life with his boy and dies of old age. Then he's reborn again and becomes a K-9 officer. In his 4th life, he meets up again with his boy and fulfills his purpose. This book started out to be quite cute and fun, but I must admit I only skimmed the last 100 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Mattson | 2/6/2014

    " Not really what I expected but was still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Rackley | 1/18/2014

    " Oh gosh, I read this book years ago, and it tore me up inside. Amazing, powerful, hilarious, romantic... and all from a dog's point of view. I remember crying over it multiple times, and laughing out loud in public. This is a definite must-read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terrie | 1/17/2014

    " I loved this book, it is one of the best books I have ever read. Definitely in my top 3! This is a must read for all dog lovers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/12/2014

    " I had high standards of a dog-narrated book (it feels weird saying that) after having finished "The Art of Racing in the Rain". I must say I was pleasantly surprised by this book, and would recommend it to friends who enjoyed Racing in the Rain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melina Corso | 12/26/2013

    " Loved it! Makes you wonder about dogs and how they seem to get you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/19/2013

    " I'm not a dog or animal person. But this book made me think I could be. I loved the stories of the dog's lives. it might be a little sappy but I found it to be a wonderful and quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawna Jercinovich | 12/17/2013

    " The author captured how a dog thinks beautifully! Laughed and I cried but mostly fell in love with the spirit of this dog he is just beautiful as dogs are! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 12/9/2013

    " Wonderful, moving and one of those memorable reads.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MaryJo | 12/8/2013

    " LOVED IT!! Great story about a dog's purpose in life told from the perspective of the dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/28/2013

    " Seriously is this how dogs think? Too cute! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mya | 11/18/2013

    " Such a sweet story. Easy to read - it'll be over before you know it. I must read if you like dogs (even a little bit). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 9/27/2013

    " Delightful. In A Dog's Purpose we follow one dog through several different lives, as different breeds and genders, with different people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Harper | 9/16/2013

    " Not your usual dog story. Truly a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndi | 7/15/2013

    " This book was simplistic, overly sentimental and predictable. I still sobbed through most of it and so hope dogs really do experience life as told through this beautiful story. I love my own dog even more after having read it. I'm asking my 12 & 14 year old sons to read it next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 6/4/2013

    " For all of you dog lovers out there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy Marcheselli | 4/20/2013

    " Easy to read. Excellent story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 12/8/2012

    " This was a good book with an interesting perspective and a creative ending to tie it altogether. Not as good as Marley and Me or The Art of Racing in the Rain, but still a good book nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 8/2/2012

    " Wow. Brilliant. I loved this book. Dog lovers, prepare to laugh and cry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sallyann | 6/15/2012

    " Again, a really interesting idea, but poorly executed - what a shame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debi | 3/15/2012

    " I took a break from reading mysteries when I picked up A dogs life, the sequel to this book. Both are based on the life of dogs, you can draw your own conclusions whether or not it is the same dog living several different lives, Loved both of them. Shed tears, of course "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2012

    " Grace brought this book home from a book fair at school and read it. When she was finished she said I should really read it. I did. I loved it! If you love dogs you should read this book. It's written from the dog's perspective. So heartwarming! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Stroud-Merry | 1/23/2012

    " loved. cried. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Jasso | 12/3/2011

    " Loved it- laughed and cried "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna Smith | 10/16/2011

    " A book for dog-lovers everywhere. This is the story of one dog's purpose in life being fulfilled through a series of reincarnations. You will laugh and cry and look at your own dog in a whole new way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 8/9/2011

    " I loved this book. Such a sweet story. It's a great book for kids 12 and older too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna Barcelo | 7/25/2011

    " Very sweet. Very humorous. Quick and insightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 5/23/2011

    " Best. Book. Ever. Do not miss this amazing read. Started it in the bookstore, took it home and finished it in one long night (with one early groggy morning at work the next day). I laughed, I cried, I couldn't stop thinking about it. So I read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 5/21/2011

    " This was a really good book. I loved it. I was not so sure about this one but I read it anyway, and it was amazing. I cried though, but I get pretty emotional when it comes to dogs.
    I'm glad he found his purpose, but I won't ruin it for everyone else ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 5/21/2011

    " I'm an avid reader and I can't recall when I have been so moved by a book. Goes in my top ten of all time. A book to read and reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 5/21/2011

    " Wonderful, wonderful story. I loved it. A must for anyone who ever had a dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magnum | 5/19/2011

    " I loved this book so much. It was so very sweet. I laughed out loud a few times and cried like a little girl, too. Would recommend it to anyone who has ever loved a dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexis | 5/18/2011

    " this was a very touching story about a dog and his many lives. i was a little judging about it at first, and the more i read, the mor ei found i couldnt put it down. i loved this book and i know you will too!!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 5/18/2011

    " If you are a dog lover, this one will get to you, in a good way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Anne | 5/18/2011

    " If you have a dog, this is a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/17/2011

    " It's incredibly sweet, very creative, and surprisingly philosophical. I wrote a column in which I mentioned the book for the Chicago Tribune. Will post link when it runs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joella | 5/15/2011

    " A charming story of a dog's several lives and how he made several human's lives better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ceecee | 5/14/2011

    " Amazing! Everyone needs to read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 5/11/2011

    " I loved this book. I finished it a year ago and I still think about it. Anyone who has ever loved a dog should read this book. "

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About the Author
Author W. Bruce Cameron

W. Bruce Cameron is the New York Times bestselling author of A Dog’s Purpose and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which was turned into the hit ABC series. He has twice received the National Society of Newspaper Columnist’s award for Best Humor Columnist, and his weekly nationally syndicated column is published in more than fifty newspapers. He lives in California.

About the Narrator

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.