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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ted Kerasote Narrator: Luke Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781469258782
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When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle — who died too soon, as all our dogs do — he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago. In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles all those subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a purebred be as healthy as a mixed-breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village. Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Pukka’s Promise is great fun but is also packed with important, surprising information; with wisdom, compassion, and love.”

    Dean Koontz

  • “A moving account of one man’s journey to understand man’s best friend inside and out.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “At once encyclopedic and intimate—a tour de force in canine appreciation.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klazzik | 1/30/2014

    " An absolute must read for any dog owner. Beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/21/2014

    " Not nearly as entertaining as Merle's Door, but extensively researched. A great overview of canine genetics, nutrition, and health. very useful for anyone who loves a dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 1/4/2014

    " Such a great book. Full of good information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kait Barber | 12/24/2013

    " Highly recommended! Great story and very informative. Learned tons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvie Dale | 12/7/2013

    " Heard it on Audible. Great research on dog health - fantastic reporting. I graded down for the cloyingly sweet anthropomorphic dog voices throughout. Verged on creepy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy Somers | 12/7/2013

    " I loved this book for the most part. Kerasote has done a lot of solid research on possible reasons why dogs die so young---too many vaccinations, corn and grains in dog food and controversial information about leaving dogs in tact. His story telling skills are great, but it was pretty open-ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 11/28/2013

    " Excellent book! Well written, extremely well researched! Written with "heart" as well as intelligence, passion and sincerity. Highly recommended if you have dogs or want a dog. Or even if you don't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 11/21/2013

    " This is a very informational book. I wanted more about Pukka and would have enjoyed pictures. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinda | 10/30/2013

    " Fantastic book...full of facts. To extend the life of your dog. The author spent several years researching. The book is written in first person and his dogs are included. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 6/11/2013

    " My dog died way to young. This book gives great insights into why this might have happened. I recommend reading this if you have a dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mahesh Subramony | 6/7/2013

    " I highly recommend this book to ANY dog owner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/26/2013

    " An excellent balance of one man's true love of dogs and the research he does by interviewing experts and traveling to places like animals shelters, dog food factories, and rendering plants, all in pursuit of extending dogs' lifespan. Funny, eye-opening and engaging. "

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About the Author
Author Ted Kerasote

Ted Kerasote is the author of several books, including the national bestseller Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog and Out There, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. His essays and photographs have appeared in Audubon, Geo, Outside, Science, the New York Times, and more than sixty other periodicals. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

About the Narrator

Luke Daniels is a narrator whose many audiobook credits range from action and suspense to young-adult fiction, including works by Philip Roth and John Updike. He has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 and 2014 and has earned thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has performed at various repertory theaters around the country, with an emphasis on Shakespeare.