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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (168,719 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Grogan Narrator: John Grogan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Marley Series Release Date: October 2005 ISBN: 9780060897567
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John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, and stole women's undergarments. Obedience school did no good -- Marley was expelled.

And yet his heart was pure. Just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. A dog like no other, Marley remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dog lovers will delight in the antics of Marley, a yellow lab, as he happily terrorizes the Grogan household. John Grogan, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, reads this account of life with, arguably, one of the world’s worst dogs…You can hear the affection in Grogan’s voice, even as he relates his frustrating, humbling, and humiliating experiences with such a lovable menace. Grogan starts out reading a bit stiffly, but he soon finds his groove and delivers a listening experience that will keep one wishing for a longer commute.”

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  • “A humorous and loving tribute…Throughout, the family is steadfastly devoted to this badly behaved yet totally lovable and loyal pup…Readers…whose dogs would qualify for the ‘Bad Dog Club’ will delight in this tribute.”

    Library Journal

  • “A warm, friendly-memoir-with-dog.”

    Booklist

  • “If you know someone who claims there’s not a book in the world that can make him cry, give him this one. It won’t even matter if he’s not a dog lover. He’ll cry anyway. Trust me.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “[Marley & Me] took my breath away. I laughed. I cried…What a gift…immortalizing a dog who will always hold a very special place in the hearts of each family member.”

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  • Labrador retrievers are generally considered even-tempered, calm, and reliable; and then there’s Marley, the subject of this delightful tribute to one Lab who doesn’t fit the mold…Delivered with great humor. Dog lovers will love this account of Grogan’s much loved canine.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A very funny valentine…Marley & Me tenderly follows its subject from sunrise to sunset…with hilarity and affection.”

    New York Times

  • A#1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A#1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Troiano | 2/14/2014

    " I loved this book and of course I cried at the end. I know many people may not read this knowing Marley died but he had a good life with a family that put up with his mischief ways that brought humor to the family. I had a Marley myself but not as funny as this Marley. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 2/5/2014

    " I cried like a baby. I loved the way Grogan described his life before and with Marley. I laughed, I cheered, I felt badly, but loved it. If you read the book, don't see the movie. It vastly pales in comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martavious.phillips0 | 2/4/2014

    " This was a wonderful book that i would read to my little sisters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Eastman | 1/31/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. Probably one of the BEST books I've read. If you have seen the movie, you have not even come close to knowing the real story of Marley and his family. I laughed out loud, cried out loud, and overall purely enjoyed reading this wonderful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Blackwell | 1/23/2014

    " Sad but an amazing story, plus a great movie. "

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

    " I just loved this heart warming story and was balling my eyes out by the end! Read it during the Christmas break snow storm of December 2008; the snow hadn't started yet, but it was coming. school closed at 5am and my family and I headed for Boston. We arrived by 9am prepared to wait, but due to the weather the hotel wasn't busy and our room was ready! just as we reached our room, the snow began to fall. We were on a high floor and the view combined with the storm was just beautiful. Everyone was tired, as we had left so early to beat the storm. My husband climbed into one bed, my son and I into the other and as they drifted off to sleep, I snuggled up with Marley and Me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roberta | 1/17/2014

    " Note to self. Never recommend this to Jim. It's a tear jerker and the movie is worse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loriek | 1/16/2014

    " I think I could relate when we got Roxy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Lockhart | 1/6/2014

    " I'm certain that my yellow lab Jack is a close relative of Marley's. I could totally relate to this wonderful memoir! "

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

    " I enjoyed the dog stories both touching and outrageous. The book made me think about the choices I'll have to make one day. But I know there will be so many happy times before that moment one! Nd like the exuberant Marley, just enjoy this moment with gusto. "

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

    " I bawled. Like a bitch. And laughed my ass off. It's a good read for anyone, but especially good for dog owners. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freya Christiansen | 11/14/2013

    " One of my absolute favourite books!! Have read and re-read it so many times and I still can't get enough of it. It's so heart warming - you will laugh and cry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Benavides | 11/5/2013

    " Heartwarming story but could not make it through the last chapter. Too sad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 11/4/2013

    " Super cute and touching!! I thought this book was a beautiful true story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Spencer | 10/31/2013

    " Loved this book. Touches the heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammie | 6/16/2013

    " i do not care what other people say about this book I absolutely loved it , I thought it was great it had it's funny moments and I do have to admit I teared up at the end . I think it was a great book I loved marley . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Magen | 4/6/2013

    " I absolutely love this book! It is so funny and hilarious all at the same time! It made me cry, laugh, and brought me closer to my own animals! I love this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 2/16/2013

    " One of the funniest books I've ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 12/9/2012

    " Get out the Kleenex! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 8/30/2012

    " Marley is soooooooooo cute, but do all of the cute dogs have to die? "

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

    " One of my favorite books!! Made Ed read it because it's written by a male reporter so the writing is catchy and concise. I laughed out loud when I read certain parts! The movie did not do the book justice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Stroy mckenzie | 6/25/2012

    " I have never laughed and cried while reading a book. Loved the book, wasn't a fan of the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina Way | 4/2/2012

    " it was okay, but I feel like anyone who's ever had a puppy could have written the same story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fernando Leite | 3/23/2012

    " Amazing book. Brought me into to tears, fun and laughter. Marley and Me is a must read book for all animal lovers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Verônica Vasconcellos | 1/23/2012

    " I preferred the movie, but the book was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenna | 11/16/2011

    " Amazing. Never laughed and bawled at a book so hard before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brentley | 10/18/2011

    " Read this a while ago. It's a good story about a good dog, with some laugh-out-loud funny parts, but, as is the problem with all pet stories, we all know how it ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsey | 10/2/2011

    " Light read with a mix of emotion and humor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shikha | 5/23/2011

    " Felt like having a dog of my own, and thats coming from someone who has harbored a fear against the canine for years now. Heart wrenchingly beautiful and amazingly funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 5/22/2011

    " SUCH a wonderful story, will make you laugh in so many ways, touch your heart, and make you cry-it just overwhelms you with emotions. The movie has nothing on this book! However great it was, I refuse to EVER read it again-I am extra sensitive about animals and this was a tough read for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Victoire | 5/22/2011

    " This book was Very sad but it was also very cute and funny. My teacher read this to the class one year although we had to skip lots of events in the book because they were not school/6th grader appropriate stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 5/21/2011

    " This book really touched me... I hadn't lived with a dog in many years. I've had a cat or two but now I have a little chihuahua who is the world to me! Marley warmed my heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/21/2011

    " I am utterly a dog person, so I fell in love with this book right away. Marley reminded me so much of my own dog, it was funny and heartbreaking all at the same time. John Grogan's writing was very nice, it kept you entertained and captivated the entire time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 5/20/2011

    " I cried and cried and cried like a baby. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisy | 5/19/2011

    " If youve ever owned, loved or lost a dog then this is for you. "

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

    " I read this book whenever I need a good cry. It is simple and predictable. It takes me back to the reason I love having pets, even with all their frustrations. I consider it a must read for anyone who ever had a dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayden | 5/19/2011

    " Lost it, and that sucks, because I wanna read it again!
    Oh, well. I'll buy it again sometime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trina | 5/18/2011

    " I cried for so long when I read this book. I loved it with a passion. It was so cute, and in the end so sad. It is one of the best books because it can cause so many emotions from page to page. I think I'll have to read this again. It's been too long since I read a cute story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckey | 5/17/2011

    " The story reminded me of the antics my dog, Cowbelle does to me! Love it! LOL Book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ahalya | 5/13/2011

    " I cried my eyes out at the end of the book. But, it was worth it. The writer is amazing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 5/13/2011

    " I am an animal lover so I adored this book. However, it was an emotional book for me as I am and was dealing with senior animals and decisions regarding their health. I highly recommend it! "

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

    " Good book, although I'd recommend the Art of Racing in the Rain more than this book. Keep tissues handy. "

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About the Author
Author John Grogan

John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside.

John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.