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3.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 53.49 out of 5 3.49 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grogan Narrator: Arte Johnson Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Bad Dogs Have More Fun is an unforgettable collection of more that 75 newspaper columns by John Grogan, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Marley & Me.

Combining humor, wit, poignancy and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. Whether it be writing about animals (from dogs to elephants to geese!), his powerful and moving comments about his own and other families, his trenchant comments on life's foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with people who are memorable and unusual in their own right, John Grogan makes us laugh, he makes us cry, he makes us think. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 2/8/2014

    " Title is a little misleading, but overall a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/6/2014

    " Loved the "Marley" movie and book. Enjoyed reading some of John Grogan's newspaper columns too. Easy to read and relate to, and often found myself nodding in agreement at statements/sentiments in this collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 1/29/2014

    " This book is by the writer of the best selling memoir, "Marley and Me." It is complied of articles that he wrote for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Each of the articles are fairly short so I was able to read several at a time during a seating. Fun and quick. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 1/26/2014

    " I was disappointed by the this book . . . I LOVED Marley Me so I was really looking forward to this book. What you should know about "Bad Dogs": it's less of actual stories and more of a compilation of short musings on Family, Animals, and Life in general. Read if you want to be bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 1/16/2014

    " Series of newspaper columns. Animal section was mostly Marley related. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 1/16/2014

    " Excellent book. I have always loved reading John Grogan's articles and this is a great collection of many of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 1/2/2014

    " I actually didn't read all of this. I guess I was hoping for more Marley and Me antics. There were some fun stories, but there were also some really serious stories. It was hard not to wish I was reading Marley and Me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/30/2013

    " Not as good as Marley, I was expecting more "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kresta | 12/30/2013

    " I enjoyed reading the different articles that make up this book. I wasn't too interested in some of the articles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy T | 12/2/2013

    " I thought this book was okay but was disappointed there wasn't more stories about "bad dogs." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaci | 11/25/2013

    " I received this as a random Christmas present. I had never heard of MArley and Me but I plan to pick up a copy at the store tomorrow. I've been highlighting portions of this book to refer to in the future...I never do that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allie_k | 11/18/2013

    " This is a collection of Grogan's short stories that he wrote. Some are very good and others are kind of boring. It is a quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 11/17/2013

    " I got this book for my daughter's Christmas present but had to take a peek. John Grogan is a fantastic storyteller! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 schmoozie | 11/16/2013

    " Some stories were good, some were so-so, but all in all it was nice read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 9/23/2013

    " Easy, relaxing reading from John Grogan "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 1/5/2013

    " John Grogan has a way with words that make us laugh, cry and think. I enjoyed this book because it was an easy read and I could finish the short articles as I had the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/30/2012

    " My all-time favorite Philadelphia Inquirer coloumnist compiled his coloums into a book about life, friendships, families and dogs. What could be better? A witty and perceptive look at his life and the world around him. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsmannix | 12/22/2012

    " meh. a little too lite/newpaper columny for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 fyc | 11/15/2012

    " This book is just great! Mr. Grogan gives those of us that don't live in Philly or its suburbs to have a taste of his wit, keen observation, and common sense in this book. I laughed. I cried. It was great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bookworm73 | 10/19/2012

    " I was expecting Bad dogs have more fun to be like Marley me but it's not. A lot of the articles are about other things besides dogs. It's a still a great book, especially if you're someone who likes to read bit-by-bit instead of all at once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 9/19/2012

    " nice little short stories that are light and enjoyable to read. i try to read one a day -- this is not a great book to sit and read if you have a lot of time. it's better enjoyed bit by bit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Howell | 7/25/2012

    " John is a comfortable writer. It is an easy book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 5/29/2012

    " I enjoyed this book- I liked the small chapters (could read a bunch during lunch), but thought that the author is a better novelist than columnist. Also a mini-tear fest. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tessa | 3/30/2012

    " The stories might have been interesting if they happened to someone I know. Well maybe some of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/27/2011

    " I was disappointed with this book. I thought it would be better because Marleya and Me was so great. It was a collection of short stories on different topics, not just animals. It was very boring in some parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 4/25/2011

    " Cute little book. Contains thoughts and snippets from lifes experiences. Kept it by the sofa and read it during commercials. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/6/2011

    " Didn't bother reading the whole book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 3/22/2011

    " His writing is good, and I liked his column. Nothing like Marley and Me, and I liked that also. Easy read-this is just his "best of his best" for the Philadelphia newspaper he writes for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 3/18/2011

    " Though not at all what I was expecting, this was a good book. Don't go in expecting a "Dog Story" though. Keep an open mind about the literary gems you can find and you will enjoy this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 8/26/2010

    " Some articles were great.. Some that were ok. I liked most of the book though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/6/2010

    " Not exactly what I expected, but some great stories to listen to while working. I laughed out loud, I cried. Definitely worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 7/14/2010

    " Mediocre at best. Grogan's style is unimpressive; his subject matter is commonplace. People reading this to learn more about Marley will be sorely disappointed to find that only a few of the (seemingly endless) articles in this collection fit that description. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/3/2010

    " It is a nice book of essays. I enjoy his writing and observations. It is like having a beverage with a neighbor on your deck during a lovely summer's night. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 3/31/2010

    " This book is very sweet. If you like the series of books called Chicken Soup then you will love this book. It was a quick read for me. I started the book on last Tuesday I think it was. Anyhow if you like some humar and uplifting giggles then this book is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 3/21/2010

    " Entertaining short articles about family, animals, and life. Some about John Grogan, others just about current events. I really like the way Grogan writes, very witty. "

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About the Author
Author John Grogan

John Grogan is the author of the #1 bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, which inspired the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other and the #1 bestselling picture book Bad Dog, Marley!, as well as a feature film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. Grogan is also the author of the bestselling A Very Marley Christmas, Marley Goes to School, and Marley and the Kittens. He lives with his wife and three children and their new dogs, Gracie and Woodson, in the Pennsylvania countryside.

About the Narrator

Arte Johnson is an award-winning narrator and an American comic actor who won an Emmy Award for his role in the television series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His audiobook narations have won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he placed as a finalist for the Audie Award for best narration in 2003 and 2007.