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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,002 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kirsten Bakis Narrator: George DelHoyo, Mary Jo Smith Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In the year 2008, a Malamute arrives in New York City, followed by a pack of German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Great Danes, all dressed in grand old Prussian style. They become the toast of Manhattan - Monster Dogs. But who, or what, are they really? Outfitted with voice boxes and prosthetic arms, the dogs are the result of an experiment begun years ago in a tiny Canadian village. But their creators did not anticipate that these decadent dogs would be threatened by a strange, incurable illness. In Lives of the Monster Dogs, Kirsten Bakis has created a haunting parable for our times. 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 Cody | 2/18/2014

    " This book blew my mind when I was younger, and it still fascinates me today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gemma Dilemma | 2/10/2014

    " So disappointing. Such potential and such a great concept sadly falling flat with bad pace and bad characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pammie | 1/31/2014

    " I've had this for years & finally got around to reading it. Strange, original, and ultimately entertaining. Story centers around genetically altered dogs (malamutes, great Danes, German shepherds, e.g.) who walk upright, use mechanical hands, and talk. Dressed in 19th century Prussian garb, they emerge from the Canadian wilderness (long story as to how they got there) in 2009 and settle in NYC. Interesting, but I don't think my "friends" would like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 1/20/2014

    " This was very interesting. Its worth reading simply by its uniqueness alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/5/2014

    " This was a reasonably entertaining read set in the near future about genetically engineered dogs who rise up against their owners and then come to live in New York. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/5/2014

    " easy interesting read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Davis | 11/23/2013

    " wonderful, I can't find any other books she has wwritten "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matthew Sarookanian | 11/10/2013

    " Terrible writing and the plot is all over the place. Couldn't get into it, and even if it has the best ending in the world, the first 130pgs don't live up to it, couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/26/2013

    " Gavin suggested I read this book and I am glad I did. The Monster Dogs walk and talk and live in Manhattan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 9/4/2013

    " The concept of this book was really cool. However, I ft like the author couldn't quite get ahold of it. The story ends too quickly and I was left wanting more....maybe that's a good thing.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheherazahde | 8/28/2013

    " Almost Victorian in feel, a strange tale of dogs that speak and live like humans, but can not bare to do so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrajung | 8/18/2013

    " Awesome and unusual. You know you experiencing fantastic writing. I loved it. The first half was especially exciting and creepy then the story sort of got lost a bit for me at the end. A perfect book for me to contemplate as a new dog owner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leeandre | 3/17/2013

    " Funny and original. I love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart Douglass | 1/18/2013

    " I loved this book and found it better than I expected. A very clever tragedy. The writer finds so many different ways to tell the story of the Monster Dogs, including at one point, the libretto to an opera. I found the whole thing extraordinary. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 9/11/2012

    " A hauntingly beautiful gothic tale of what it means to be human, animal, or monster. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 9/4/2012

    " Oh, gods. This one hurts, but is lovely. It came out of nowhere, and knocked my socks off. Not the easiest book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 sarah | 6/30/2012

    " Part one is definitely the better half of the book by a long shot. The story starts to turn somewhat cheesy and falls flat after part one. It's also pretty difficult for me to picture what these dogs would have looked like without imagining cartoony digital animation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Caffas kowalkowski | 6/24/2012

    " Frankenstein meets Animal Farm. This book is political classic horror. I had to read it for a senior level English class in college. That was over 10 years ago and I recommend it to this day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal King | 4/6/2012

    " I LOVED this book. Dogs in smoking jackets described beautifully and regally. I still make references to this one with my girlfriend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 12/4/2011

    " Finishing this book was similar to waking from a dream. It is pure magical fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lukas | 6/15/2011

    " I read this, loved it - it's a first novel that's completely non-autobiographical. Also, when I went to New York after reading it there was a moment where I thought "Where's that castle with the dogs?"...before catching myself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilyrs | 4/1/2011

    " I didn't love this book, but I was definitely fascinated by it, despite or because of its creepiness factor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/10/2011

    " wonderful, I can't find any other books she has wwritten "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meri | 1/10/2011

    " Very, very different. Very, very strange. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 12/25/2010

    " I loved the premise of this book, but somehow the actual story and narration never really did it for me; even at page 200, I felt like I was waiting for the story to start. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joel | 7/26/2010

    " Just felt flat to me. I never really liked the main character, or the dogs, or anyone. The most interesting character is only physically present for a few pages, and few of the motivations of anyone were well explained. "

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