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3.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 5 3.18 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Katz Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781449825751
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New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz has written successfully in genres ranging from mystery to nonfiction. Here he offers a moving and powerful novel, the first one inspired by life on his celebrated Bedlam Farm—and perceptively told from the point of view of Rose, a dedicated working dog.

Rose is determined and focused, keeping the sheep out of danger and protecting the other creatures on the farm she calls home. But of all those she’s looked after since coming to the farm as a puppy, it is Sam, the farmer, whom she watches most carefully.

Awoken one cold midwinter night during lambing season, Rose and Sam struggle into the snowy dark to do their work. The ever observant Rose has seen a change in her master of late, ever since Sam’s wife disappeared one day. She senses something else in the air as well: a storm is coming, but not like any of the ones she’s seen over the years. This storm feels different, bigger, more foreboding.

When an epic blizzard hits the region, it will take all of Rose’s resolve, resourcefulness, and courage to help Sam save the farm and the creatures who live there.

Jon Katz consulted with animal behavior scientists to create his unique and convincing vision of the world as seen through the eyes of a dog. Poignant, thrilling, and beautifully wrought, Rose in a Storm is a wonderfully original and powerful tale from a gifted storyteller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling…A great read.

    Roanoke Times

  • Rose in a Storm is told through the eyes of a working sheepdog…[Jon] Katz uses his extensive study of animal behavior to pen a story that rings true [and] gives Rose a powerful, believable voice.”

    Lincoln Journal Star

  • “A captivating novel that will touch your heart and soul with its tale of bravery, dedication and loyalty between dog and man.”

    Wichita Falls Times Record

  • “Heartwarming.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 4/20/2011

    " Katz writes more non-fiction than fiction and it shows here in this novel in large part from the POV of the sheep dog Rose. It worked in "Call of the Wild," because the POV never changed. This may be a more accurate book, but it’s not better told. And avoid it in the winter! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/7/2011

    " really a good read... had to wait for it, my husband ( who rarely reads fiction) picked it up to thumb through it, and read it in 2 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/27/2011

    " Sometimes I just like to read a good book about a good dog. OK, maybe some of it is a little bit hokie, but it's still worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/26/2011

    " I felt like I was on the farm, worrying about the sheep with Rose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 3/23/2011

    " Audio 2.5 nice for a general audience. story of a rancher and his border collie "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/14/2011

    " Gripping book. I skimmed through the metaphysical parts but enjoyed the rest of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 3/11/2011

    " Told from the viwpoint of a dog - very interesting - lots of descriptive words to give the visuals since a dog doesn't talk! Good read - although I thought the ending was a bit strange. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 3/5/2011

    " Interesting work of fiction. It reads like a Katz book, but with a dog doing to speaking. It was a quick, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/7/2011

    " Rose in a Storm was a very good read, although I was left with a big huge unanswered question, and was extremely emotional for an avid animal lover as I am! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/27/2011

    " This book is about a smart sheepdog, Rose, as told by Rose. I thought it was a good, sad, tear jerker. You'll never guess who turns out to be Rose's father. It all ends well. Love a good dog book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 1/26/2011

    " This was a real disappointment. Certainly not as strong as his nonfiction. "

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About the Author

Jon Katz has written over twenty books, including Talking to Animals, Soul of a Dog, Izzy & Lenore, Dog Days, A Good Dog, and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. He has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, Wired, and the AKC Gazette. He has worked for CBS News, the Boston Globe, Washington Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also a photographer and the author of a children’s book, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.