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Author: John Grogan Narrator: Neil Patrick Harris Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Marley Series Release Date: May 2007 ISBN: 9780061450709
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John Grogan wrote this adaptation of his #1 New York Times bestselling Marley & Me just for kids. In his own words, here is the heartwarming and unforgettable story of how this big, rambunctious dog becomes the heart of the Grogan family.

Meet Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. With an appetite for nearly anything he can get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry, Marley is always getting into trouble. Some may say he's the world's worst dog.

But those who know and love Marley accept him as a dog like no other. His heart is pure and his larger-than-life personality irresistible. With unconditional love and loyalty, he brings joy to his family, the Grogans, and teaches them what really matters in life.

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  • “While the book mostly recounts Marley’s unfortunate moments, it also reveals the dog’s unabashed personality and how his people learned to love him despite his overenthusiastic approach to life and breakable objects. Marley…shows that caring for animals is a lot of responsibility and would make good preparatory reading for the child working the ‘I promise I’ll take care of it!’ angle for potential pet ownership.”

    New York Times

  • “Harris…turns in an energized and heartfelt reading of Grogan’s adaptation for young people of his bestseller, Marley & Me. In this version, the story of Marley…remains largely the same, sans the more adult subject matter: marriage, miscarriages, sex and crime. Harris’ voice is crisp, sharp, and precise, yet filled with warmth, a verbal approach that parallels Grogan’s writing style. Trained as a journalist, Grogan naturally balances removed observation with deep emotions. Here, author and narrator make a strong team; this presentation is a great family listen.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Young readers with pets of their own will recognize the unconditional affection Marley gave and the love he earned in return. Both humorous and sentimental, this should attract a broad range of readers.”


  • “Neil Patrick Harris’ nuanced performance adds to this appealing dog story, a children’s adaptation of Grogan’s Marley & Me. Harris’ deadpan recital of Marley the Labrador retriever’s havoc and Grogan’s underlying affection for him are perfectly portrayed. Hearing the tender compassion in Harris’ voice as Marley’s health declines, one suspects that Harris, like Grogan, has a soft spot for canines. Harris even manages to subtly age his voice as the memoir moves from Grogan’s first days with Marley through thirteen years of living with this capricious pooch. Adults will enjoy sharing Marley’s madcap exploits with youngsters.”


  • “The scenarios will be familiar to anyone who has ever loved and been owned by an out-of-control pup. This version contains only stories that deal with Marley and little about the other aspects of his owners’ lives that are in the original story. The book contains a lot of laughs, some tender moments, and heart-wrenching chapters that deal with Marley’s illness and death. Yes, he dies. But recommend it anyway; it’s worth the tears.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Written with real affection and humor, this tender tribute to a dog ‘with stinky breath and bad manners’ will win the hearts of even those who aren’t dog lovers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

John Grogan is the author of the #1 bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog, which inspired the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other and the #1 bestselling picture book Bad Dog, Marley!, as well as a feature film starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. Grogan is also the author of the bestselling A Very Marley Christmas, Marley Goes to School, and Marley and the Kittens. He lives with his wife and three children and their new dogs, Gracie and Woodson, in the Pennsylvania countryside.

About the Narrator

Neil Patrick Harris is an award-winning actor with roles in television, film, and on stage. His television roles have earned him Primetime Emmy Awards, Young Artist Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His breakout television role was as the star of Doogie Howser, MD, and he has acted in dozens of television movies and series since then, most recently as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother. He has had roles in three Broadway shows as well as in regional productions in Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York. His film credits include Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks and won an AudioFile Earphones Award.