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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (627 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Koontz, Trixie Koontz Narrator: Teryn McKewin Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781423375104
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Bestselling author Dean Koontz says that his dog, Trixie, changed his life and made him a better, happier person. A 68-pound dog who lived close to the ground, Trixie certainly did cast a long shadow. She first became known outside of her own house (doghouse, that is) as a guest blogger on Dean’s website, signing off every entry Life is Good, Bliss to You. Now, in this warm and funny book –- as told to Dean Koontz -- Trixie once again shares her inspiring outlook on life and reveals the eight steps that anyone can take to achieve not merely happiness, but bliss. Packed with dog wisdom, both poignant and funny, this charming and heartfelt book gives the listener much food for thought -- which might not be as tasty as a bowl of kibble but is nonetheless nourishing. Bliss to You! Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 2/12/2014

    " Great educational book by a sweet dog and his loving humans. Is it time for a biscuit?? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M Suzanne | 1/30/2014

    " This is an awesome little book. I love the mind of Dean Koontz. And his generosity. He sent me a signed copy! I am so special! lol Its a great read...kids and adults alike will love this story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deeanna | 1/27/2014

    " Trixie's advice was humorous yet true in so many ways. I've always said we as people should try to be as happy and excited as dogs are over the simple every day joys in our lives--things we tend to take for granted. My dogs become giddy with joy over their daily walk, treat, or a new tennis ball. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glennie | 1/19/2014

    " Very cute book from Trixie the dog's perspective. Dogs certainly know how to find bliss,, a good meal, a car ride and a belly rub are big parts of it for them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorri Sizler | 1/18/2014

    " This is just fun. Trixie Koontz and her dad, Dean Koontz, are great writing partners! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve H | 1/9/2014

    " Eight steps to finding bliss as told by Dog. Problem is, at least with the book on CD, Trixi's writing style gets a bit tedious. The message is good, but even at just an hour the CD version needs to be done in shorter doses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 1/8/2014

    " A wonderful quick read for any animal lover, especially dog lovers. The writing style takes getting used to, kind of like reading a Muppet dialogue, but fun and heartwarming just the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/4/2014

    " a different approach to life. Was a dogs view of life. Cute "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 11/9/2013

    " Loved it! It made me cry and laugh. It helps to be a dog lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zjourney | 10/22/2013

    " Bless you, Trixie. It just wasn't as good as I expected it to be... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Syrena | 10/15/2013

    " With a face like that...how can you not fall in love with Trixie?! Dogs have it all figured out- us peeps could learn a thing or two from living the simple life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 9/2/2013

    " Wonderful little book "written" by Trixie Koontz,sharing her Eight Steps to Bliss and dog wisdom and witticisms along the way. Funny,touching and true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Granny | 8/22/2013

    " Beautiful little book full of doggy wit and wisdom on how to find bliss in life. When they wax philosophical, Trixie and Dean Koontz have a wonderful way with words that will fill you up with love for life. I actually love Dean Koontz writings about Trixie better than any of his novels. LOL! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 8/11/2013

    " Dean Koontz loved his dog, Trixie, but this was quite a dissapointment. One of the worst. A one star rating may be too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 7/16/2013

    " After Trixie died, Dean Koontz published this book. It is wisdom from a dog. Some very prophetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/29/2013

    " More of a coffee table book... short witticisms from the perspective of Trixie the dog. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gigi Ann | 5/15/2013

    " It is just a fun book to read if you are a dog lover or just love pets of all kinds. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 5/5/2013

    " Dean Koontz Nailed This One. I believe Doggy Thoughts are much like this. If only we could listen and learn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex (Al) | 3/13/2013

    " This was a great book! This book taught me that I have to relax sometimes, and take time to stop and smell the roses. It was a great book, and I recommend it to everyone! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 10/8/2012

    " I really like this and I need to add some quotes from it to the site. I need to read Trixie's other books now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 6/29/2012

    " This is one for everyone under the sun! May bliss be yours! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 6/7/2012

    " Oh, the love of a dog. It's what makes life worth living! The insight that Trixie gives to us humans is so incredible. Whether or not you love dogs, you'll love this book. Read it if you want to find bliss. It's something all of us need. Thank you, Trixie:0) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie | 5/18/2012

    " Kudos to Trixie (and her human typist Dean Koontz). Wonderful insight and many turths. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 10/2/2011

    " This is one of those fluffy feel good books - not much to it, but it did make me laugh a few times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/17/2011

    " Trixie may just be a dog but she knows what is important in life. If we all followed Trixie's guidelines to bliss, we would be a happier and nicer culture. This is a very fast read but is quite entertaining and yet thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 8/18/2011

    " Cute cute cute cute. Dogs are precious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne McKiernan | 6/28/2011

    " More philosophical than the other two books with several Kleenex moments, but still has plenty of humor. A great gift for someone who needs a lift and a laugh. Proceed benefit CCI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 5/19/2011

    " Short, sweet and amazingly insightful ways to have a blissful life as told by Trixie, the golden retriever. I really enjoyed this little book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 4/18/2011

    " My sister read a Big Little lLife and said it was very good I recommend this book you "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glennie | 3/25/2011

    " Very cute book from Trixie the dog's perspective. Dogs certainly know how to find bliss,, a good meal, a car ride and a belly rub are big parts of it for them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zjourney | 3/16/2011

    " Bless you, Trixie. It just wasn't as good as I expected it to be... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 1/30/2011

    " This is the book to read when you are feeling down. Trixie Koontz is a saint, and has the best outlook on life of anyone I have ever met. Cute and comical! One of Dean Koontz's best works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 11/24/2010

    " For anyone who has ever known and loved a dog! This short book is one of the sweetest and funniest books ever to be written by a golden retriever. Highly recommended for a good laugh and an uplift of heart, like the wag of a dog's tail. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scottie | 10/1/2010

    " LOVED IT!!! Many thanks to Trixie and her Dad, Dean Koontz, for this wonderful book full of great ways to achieve bliss.
    I would have loved to have met Trixie. I hope this isn't her last book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 9/30/2010

    " I really like this and I need to add some quotes from it to the site. I need to read Trixie's other books now. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katy | 9/7/2010

    " Dean Koontz loved his dog, Trixie, but this was quite a dissapointment. One of the worst. A one star rating may be too much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 8/25/2010

    " Cute cute cute cute. Dogs are precious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 6/28/2010

    " Cute book. Written in the same style as "chicken soup for the soul" books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 6/23/2010

    " A fantastic little advice book written from a dog's perspective. Has a great amount of insight into how everyone should lead their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 5/10/2010

    " Incredibly sweet book. Anyone who loves their dog will have their heart warmed by this exceptional dog. "

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

    " Kind of silly and sappy--but knowing how the author and his wife cherished their Golden Girl, Trixie, it is a worthy read, that is, if you are a follower or fan of Dean Koontz. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/20/2010

    " This is one of those fluffy feel good books - not much to it, but it did make me laugh a few times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christa | 2/16/2010

    " A beautiful little book. One can learn so much from Trixie, she has all the answers. Bliss to you! <3 "

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About the Author
Author Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers in the world. When he was a senior in college, he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in thirty-eight languages with worldwide sales over 400 million copies. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list and sixteen have risen to the number one position in paperback. Several of his books have been adapted into feature films and television miniseries, including the highly rated Intensity on the Fox Network. He lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever Trixie.