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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,049 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Linda Francis Lee Narrator: Dan John Miller, Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781452670355
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He was a man who didn't deserve a second chance...but he needed one. Emily and her husband, Sandy Portman, seemed to live a gracious if busy life in an old-world, Upper West Side apartment in the famous Dakota building. But one night on the way to meet Emily, Sandy dies in a tragic accident. The funeral isn't even over before Emily learns she is on the verge of being evicted from their apartment. But worse than the possibility of losing her home, Emily is stunned when she discovers that her marriage was made up of lies. Suddenly Emily is forced on a journey to find out who her husband really was...all the while feeling that somehow he isn't really gone. And what if he isn't? Angry, hurt, and sometimes betrayed by loving memories of the man she lost, Emily finds comfort in a scruffy dog named Einstein. But is Einstein's seemingly odd determination that she save herself enough to make Emily confront her own past? Can he help her find a future—even after she meets a new man? Download and start listening now!

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  • A rare book of emotional depth and observation.... An utter triumph all the way around, simply spectacular! J. R. Ward, author of Lover Mine

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tami Purcell | 2/19/2014

    " Loved it! This is an easy read with some bizzare twists. I quickly became a cheerleader for Emily! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Seaclifflibrary | 2/12/2014

    " Good read, sweet, sad and funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/6/2014

    " I loved this book. It was the kind of book that I would all of a sudden think of it in work and couldn't wait to get home and read what happened. This is a great story about missed opportunities and not seeing what's in front of your very eyes. I loved the characters, except Sandy, and all of the details that made me envision what was going on. This book is not for those who don't like a little of the unusual. The valuable lesson is to appreciate what you have in life before it's too late. Happiness can be right in front of your face but if you look the other way you may miss it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy | 1/17/2014

    " This is another book that I anticipated liking due to the topic. The story was boring. The dog was not cute or likeable (and that is just sad because I love, love dogs). I didn't like the characters and would not recommend this book to anyone. The potential was there for this to be outstanding but it was just poor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Leitle | 1/14/2014

    " The fact that Sandy's soul in Einstein the dog does not instantly become a better person is a plus. He has to work out why he made mistakes before he can help Emily. Seeing a stubborn, arrogant man try to express himself as a dog was also entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tyra | 1/14/2014

    " Perfect summer read, a relatively light book that would be good to take on a vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jami | 12/18/2013

    " As the saying goes, every book it's reader. This book reached me just when I needed it. I thought it was very well done and an enjoyable story. "

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

    " Funny and sad story. Could not put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy Romero | 12/2/2013

    " I didn't think I would like a story with a dog as a main character, but this book was awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances | 2/24/2013

    " I've enjoyed Linda Francis Lee's books about Texas so much that this one was a wonderful surprise. The tone, tempo, content, characters and pace captured me and took me to NY. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Bonacci | 12/23/2012

    " A little predictable at times, but I always fall for a story about a dog (especially when the dog gets his own chapters). I think I understand more about my own Jack-Rat Buddy after spending time with Einstein. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Johnstone | 4/10/2012

    " Great "summer" light read, especially for women -- especially if you have or like dogs. Very interesting right from the start. Doesn't take chapter after chapter to get interested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany Nguyen | 3/18/2012

    " Light but engaging, despite a predictable ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ansley Wells | 2/26/2012

    " At first one of the main characters was so annoying that I almost put the book down. I'm glad I stuck with it, but if it hadn't been for the happy ending I would have only given it 2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dodie | 12/25/2011

    " Great book...had me sobbing at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/30/2011

    " Just exactly what I was in the mood to read! I couldn't put it down and it always made me happy!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yooperone | 5/24/2011

    " I truly enjoyed this book. The writing was a bit shaky at the onset but I pushed through and found myself waiting to get home from work so I could read, a sure sign of an enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janeene | 5/20/2011

    " listened to audio book - overall liked it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/17/2011

    " The fact that Sandy's soul in Einstein the dog does not instantly become a better person is a plus. He has to work out why he made mistakes before he can help Emily. Seeing a stubborn, arrogant man try to express himself as a dog was also entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 5/17/2011

    " It seems I am way in the minority here, but I pretty much hated this book (it was a book club pick). I won't get into all the reasons it was so dopey but do yourself a favor and trust me on this one :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 5/14/2011

    " Ok. A few too many interlocking stories and I found the two different voices (Emily and Einstien) didn't work too well.

    I ended up skipping throughout the book, but overall nice story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/12/2011

    " This book was a fun read. I read it in three days. I loved Sandy as the dog and that he didn't change his cranky attitude even when he died. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tabitha | 5/9/2011

    " I thought this was a good book. I was thought provoking on many levels and also a conceptual plot not often seen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachelle | 5/4/2011

    " Cute story. Easy to breeze through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/2/2011

    " A little strange at first, but I couldn't put this one down. Excellent storytelling....sad at times, but overall a great story that I would definitely recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 4/26/2011

    " Just loved this book. Entertaining and adorable story. It had great characters that you really got to know and didn't want to end. I just fell in love with a little fella named Einstein and wanted to take him home !! A light and enjoyable read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 4/25/2011

    " Interesting story and a different twist to the concept of man reincarnating as a dog. Very enjoyable read. "

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About the Author
Author Linda Francis Lee

Linda Francis Lee is a former Texas debutante who has high hopes that all photos of the experience are long gone. She is now a bestselling author who lives with her husband in New York City, where she is at work on her next novel.

About the Narrators

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.