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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (812 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Katz Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Bestselling author Jon Katz, often called the heir to James Herriot, has earned a devoted following for his heartwarming tales of the dogs in his life. In this book Katz learns that living with four dogs on a rural New York farm is one thing. But what happens when you add a couple cows, four donkeys, a growing flock of sheep, a few hens, a temperamental rooster, and even Mother (a barn cat) to the mix? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anyone who has ever loved an animal, who owns a farm or even dreams of it, will read Dog Days with appreciation and a cathartic lump in his or her throat.”

    Washington Post

  • “A sweet, funny memoir about the chaos on his animal-friendly farm in upstate New York.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Anyone who loves animals or country life, but maybe can’t have a pet or actually live in the country, will find Katz a perfect armchair companion.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Dog Days invites listeners to put aside urban cacophony for hard-won rural harmony. One can’t imagine a better narrator for the stories of life on Katz’s farm in upstate New York than Stechschulte. His down-home gravelly voice enfolds listeners in a genial embrace.”

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  • “Katz…honestly and humbly confesses what he has learned from these animals and the local people who have become a part of his life and have shaped his emerging self. A vivid…beautiful tale, poetically told.”

    Library Journal

  • “An appealing text showing off an author who’s found his perfect genre. Readers can only how these appealing and thoughtful dispatches will continue.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dani Moore | 2/11/2014

    " Lovely book about farm & Dogs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/8/2014

    " I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. The dogs were awesome, and the pictures were great, but this guy is no James Herriott. His writing was repetitive and just not all that interesting in a lot of places. I want to read about your kick-ass dogs, not the Grunt-and-Grumble-whatever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily Balog | 2/1/2014

    " If you love animals, dogs especially, you'll find this book a JOY to read. Have some tissues on hand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Teeni | 1/30/2014

    " I've read 2 of Katz's other book, and it has been good reading about his growth as a human because of his animals. This book focuses less on the dogs, and more on his animals in general. The theme of the book is "do right by the animal." I read this book at a great time, after giving away my "lifetime" horse because I wasn't doing right by her. This book emphasized that my wants, wishes and dreams are not more important than those of the animal. This is a great book for animal lovers . . . "

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About the Author

Jon Katz is a journalist and author who has written works in a variety of genres, including numerous nonfiction books on dogs. His book Dog Days was a New York Times bestseller, and his book A Dog Year was made into a movie starring Jeff Bridges. Along with his nonfiction work, he has also written the Kit DeLeeuw mystery series and is a frequent contributor to the online magazine HotWired. Before writing books, he worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, and Washington Post. His articles have also appeared in publications such as Wired, GQ, and the New York Times.