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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Klam Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781400186914
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Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love. You Had Me at Woof is the often hilarious and always sincere story of how one woman discovered life's most important lessons from her relationships with her canine companions. From Otto, Julie realized what it might feel like to find "the one." She learned to share her home, her heart, and her limited resources with another, and she found an authentic friend in the process. But that was just the beginning. Over the years her brood has grown to one husband, one daughter, and several Boston terriers. And although she had much to learn about how to care for them-walks at 2 a.m., vet visits, behavior problems-she was surprised and delighted to find that her dogs had more wisdom to convey to her than she had ever dreamed. And caring for them has made her a better person-and completely and utterly opened her heart. Riotously funny and unexpectedly poignant, You Had Me at Woof recounts the hidden surprises, pleasures, and revelations of letting any mutt, beagle, terrier, or bulldog go charging through your world. Download and start listening now!

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  • A funny, wise and moving account of being dragged into reluctant adulthood by a pack of abandoned Boston terriers. It didn't just make me laugh---it also, I'll confess, made a grown man cry. Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/7/2011

    " I love dogs and the author rescues dogs so I had to give it 3 stars but honestly I wanted to go with 2. I kept thinking that maybe she was just a bit too involved and if dogs taught her the secret of happiness then why was she so stressed out about them all the time? "

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

    " How can you not like a book about Bostons? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 4/25/2011

    " As a new dog owner, I loved reading Klam's doggy memoir. She's a funny, witty writer. And her work with dog rescue groups read like a thriller.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maxine | 4/20/2011

    " A one day read. I learned a few things about how a rescue team works and got a few good laughs from it. For a person that was around dogs so much she could do a lot better training them. I've had dogs all my life and they certainly behaved much better than hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Titus | 4/19/2011

    " I loved this book - it was elegantly written. It was subtly funny and I found myself wanting to know more as I read, I nearly forgot it was about lessons until near the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 3/20/2011

    " If you love dogs you will enjoy this book. The author is funny and has an easy to read style. "

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

    " Girl gets dog from breed rescue group, girl gets hooked on dog, girl gets involved in rescue. A really good book about dogs, rescue and how to fit it all in with your husband and kids. "

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

    " This book was amazing! It was heartbreaking, funny and just an all around great read for me.
    It also helped give me the final push to fulfill a dream of mine...to foster rescued dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/9/2011

    " This book was good and I was able to read it in a day. I'm not sure I would have liked it as much if it wasn't focused around Boston Terriers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/8/2011

    " I really enjoyed this audiobook. The reader was not the author, but a good choice - she sounded the way you'd think the author would sound. The book was both humorous and touching and I think all doglovers would get a kick out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 3/8/2011

    " What can I say, I'm a sucker for anything to do with dogs! I enjoyed the book, although I could have done without the sad parts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jana | 3/7/2011

    " A quick, interesting, true look into the world of rescue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nora | 3/7/2011

    " BO-RING!! The best thing about the book is the title. It's only good if you want to hear the self-righteous account of a dog foster mom. Otherwise, it's really not very funny, touching or illuminating. Bored me out of my mind. I only finished it because a friend gave me this book. "

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About the Narrator

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.