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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,053 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Claire Cook Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781455182800
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Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring, and fun. Barely 40 DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs.

Life after divorce for Sarah Hurlihy consists of juggling her job as a preschool teacher and the demands of her interfering family. Then her bossy big sister decides to place a personal ad for her, and the unexpected becomes a daily event. Everybody wants Sarah to put the past behind her and take a bold step toward a fresh start. But when Sarah winds up with a lot of new men and rambunctious dogs in her life, along with plenty of awkward situations, unexpected emotions, and not-so-easy decisions, she wonders whether those mindless evenings sitting alone and watching The Brady Bunch were really so bad.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Claire Cook’s characters aren’t rich or glamorous—they’re physically imperfect, emotionally insecure, and deeply familiar. Must Love Dogs is a sweet, funny novel about first dates and second chances.”

    Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Readers will hope that Claire Cook will be telling breezy summer stories from the South Shore of Massachusetts for seasons to come.”

    Washington Post

  • “A laugh-out-loud novel…a light and lively read for anyone who has tried to reenter the dating scene—or tried to ‘fix up’ somebody else.”

    Boston Herald

  • “Cook dishes up plenty of charm.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Funny and pitch-perfect.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Heroine Sarah Hurlihy…will appeal to many readers, single or attached.”

    USA Today

  • “A tart slice-of-the-single-life worth reading…Breezy first-person narration makes this a fast paced, humorous diversion.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Carrington MacDuffie is an ideal reader, who has a superb sense of timing that will make most listeners laugh…Must Love Dogs is the perfect book for people who want a reason to smile.”

    AudioFile 

  • “It’s raining men, family, humor, and tragicomic angst in Cook’s latest novel for older fans of Bridget Jones.”

    Booklist

  • “This utterly charming second novel by Cook is a fun read, perfect for whiling away an afternoon on the beach…The laughs [keep] going all the way to the not-quite-storybook-perfect ending.”

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/20/2014

    " It's a great cheezy summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Sannes | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book! If only I could have a dog and meet the man of my dreams! Maybe someday.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 2/9/2014

    " I loved the comedic self-deprivation the main character gave us, but overall, I felt there were a lot of loose ends and I'm still not sure where the climax of the story was. It was an okay read but considering I usually inhale my books and it took me a month to finish it, I'm only giving this one three stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don't Stop Reading | 2/3/2014

    " Cute, but ended abruptly. It may have seemed abrupt to me because it was an audiobook. I enjoyed the playful puppy scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel Rogers | 1/23/2014

    " To start with, Claire Cook has improved since she wrote this. Or maybe it just didn't appeal to me that much. The family and main characters seemed to be moving in a spiral cycle, repeating the same conversations and experiences several times. Some cute and poignant moments, others had lots of potential but just got dropped. The ending seemed to come out of no where. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kiminmiki | 1/17/2014

    " Its a rather slow book, which started out rather promisingly. Thinking if i should finish reading the book. "

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

    " Cute...reminded me a bit of Kristan Higgins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chambodia | 1/13/2014

    " One of my bus mates kept asking me what was so funny. I told him I couldn't explain, he'd have to read it for himself. This book made that boring bus ride bearable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Freya | 1/9/2014

    " Oh so cute! The movie is great, too! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sonny | 1/3/2014

    " I agree with Megan (May 31, 2012). Her review says it all for me. In fact, I didn't finish the book. I acquired it because I had enjoyed the movie. But the book, well. . . .sadly, no. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 12/18/2013

    " I read a few chapters and just couldn't handle it anymore...too much suggestive material for me... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen | 12/15/2013

    " Terrible. And they made a movie out of this? Guess it was the catchy name. I don't blame their spouses for leaving that family would make you want to kill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/2/2013

    " Fun read... The book was better than the movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Bloch | 11/16/2013

    " A light read. If you don't have the time or energy to get involved in a long book, this is a good one. Cute story and entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 11/13/2013

    " Laughed from beginning to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 11/4/2013

    " she captures the family dynamic! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meggityb | 10/23/2013

    " Not sure why I listen to this kind of book...it has something to do with too many years listening to Book-on-Tape and not knowing how to find new quality audiobooks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 10/17/2013

    " I got the movie and watched it. Cute... And a year later or so just got the book for Christmas from Heidi and it was cute. Being a preschool teacher and still single added more comedy for me!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty Serckie | 8/8/2013

    " The only book I read where the movie was better than the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CLM | 6/6/2013

    " Cute story but her books always end just as I think they are getting going... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jule | 5/28/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was witty - sometimes laugh out loud funny - down to earth and heartfelt. It was an easy read but in a good way - a story that one could relate with and a family that were an edearing combination of appalling and one you'd love to have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/28/2012

    " Saw the movie first, so the book surprised me. They are quite different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janell | 6/27/2012

    " better than the movie loved it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie | 3/23/2012

    " Quirky and funny. Light read. Insightful look at DWW looking for S/DWM. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 1/17/2012

    " I read Claire Cook just because her books are silly and fun and light and they are good when I just need something simple. In this one, Sarah's family is so outrageous that you just want to meet them in real life! Beginning is very funny. Lots of humor. The story is very unoriginal but fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill Lancaster | 11/21/2011

    " A thoroughly enjoyable read--much better than the movie (of course). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 11/15/2011

    " like movie of same name "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 6/16/2011

    " A thoroughly enjoyable read--much better than the movie (of course). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 6/8/2011

    " Loved this book and the movie "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kimberly | 5/27/2011

    " The book was ok, and very different from the movie which made me happy because I didn't know what to expect next. It felt like it came to a hasty, unresolved conclusion though. Makes me wish I had a large family and a whimsical life. It was a nice break from the monotony of insurance law. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JoAnne | 5/22/2011

    " Read this book when it came out. Really loved it for the vivid descriptions in a couple of the scenes. The blind date scene and the family party scene. It was light and fun and just what a romantic comedy should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 5/10/2011

    " Loved this book - Read it as a "Book Club" in my office, at the time - and then we all went to see it at the movies, after we were done reading the book ... Good Memories! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 5/10/2011

    " Perfect light reading, but not likely to be re-read. I will look for others by the same author. "

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

    " Fun book about the ups and downs of being single. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments while listening to this one on audio. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rana | 4/3/2011

    " cute book. better than the movie
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eljesse | 3/16/2011

    " fluffy, quick read, good choice for a beach read "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 3/6/2011

    " An easy "day off" book, but not as much fun as it sounded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmy | 2/6/2011

    " I liked this a lot more than I thought I would... "

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About the Author
Author Claire Cook

Claire Cook is the bestselling author of Life’s a Beach, Multiple Choice, Ready to Fall, and Must Love Dogs, which became a major movie starring Diane Lane and John Cusack. She has been a judge for the Thurber Prize for American Humor and is a member of the Cape Cod Writers’ Center faculty. She lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, with her husband, where they are occasionally visited by their borderline adult children and their laundry.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.