Life with the World's Biggest Dog
Dave Nesser and Lynne Barrett-Lee
Read by Daniel May
April 2012 / ISBN
Nonfiction / Biography / Pets / 6 hours and 49 minutes
by Willie Elliott
is such an appealing story about the dog, George, and how he
made such an impression on his family and everyone who came in contact
takes us through the whole thing from a tiny little thing that wouldn't
frighten anyone to the huge dog that was often compared to a horse
(or at least a pony).
At first the
reader is just listening (I reviewed the mp3 version) much like
one would listen to a news cast, and after a while the dog becomes
the reader's pet also. Is Nesser's writing great? Not in the least
and we don't care we like the matter of fact way with all the emotions
included that he uses.
narrative strays from the dog, and the reader probably won't mind
it a bit. When the Nessers went through the ordeal of losing their
first child, the big dog was right there with them and it only added
to the narrative. In fact, it was effective enough for a stand-alone
The story could
have easily bogged down with too much information, but that was
not the case. It was entertaining and gripping right up to end.
Animal lovers will be thrilled with this book, but it also appeals
to the general reader.