Friday, May 01, 2015

The Art of Racing in the Rain, by Garth Stein

Borrowed audio version from my local library. Read by Christopher Evan Welch, who has the perfect voice for a Golden Retriever with an Airedale sire.

I'm surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did. I was expecting a schmaltzy, sappy, mainstream, Oprahesque story with more surface than substance, but the story really spoke to me. It probably has a lot to do with how well read it was by Christopher Evan Welch; I don't know if I would have felt the same connection to the story without his voice leading me through it. I liked the racing bits, and the family drama bits, and the novelty of hearing a story from the dog's point of view.

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