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Racing in the Rain [Kindle Edition]

Garth Stein
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Praise for The Art of Racing in The Rain:

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain is the perfect book for anyone who knows that some of our best friends walk beside us on four legs; that compassion isn't only for humans; and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to read a novel I can't stop thinking about: this is one of them.’ Jodi Piccoult

‘The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and–best of all–the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach to us about being human. I loved this book.’ Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants

‘The Art of Racing in the Rain takes you on an unforgettable journey through another kind of mind, through the eyes – and nose – of a dog. I found it fascinating.’ Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation

Praise for How Evan Broke His Head:

"An engrossing family drama." Publishers Weekly

"A powerful story" Seattle Times

Jodi Picoult

'A novel I can't stop thinking about'

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 463 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (3 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062015761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062015761
  • ASIN: B004CFA9R8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,460 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Janie U TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Any dog lover will love this book. It is narrated by Enzo, a dog belonging to Denny who is, not surprisingly, racing mad.
Enzo understands everything that is said to him but is only able to respond using the usual doggy ways - barking, facial expressions, tail wagging, etc. He lives through many major changes in Dennys life and also supports his owner with complete loyalty as a great dog always does.
Until i started reading, didn't realise that this was a children's version of an adult book (about half the size of the original) and think that this is a really good idea to attract children to reading books with adult themes. I haven't read the full version but I'm sure it is as good as this book so would recommend it.
The idea of having a dog as the main character is great. He has an innocent view of the world but retains an ability to be completely believable. I particularly loved the descriptions of the "Twins" - don't we all know couples like that???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Racing in the rain. 4 Jun 2011
By homer
Format:Kindle Edition
Enjoyed so much have read more than once. If you like dogs it will move you as it shows a dogs loyalty to its owner through good and bad.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but sad... 29 July 2012
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If you are a Buddhist, you'll like this book. I love dogs, but I think a good dog is the practice of your involvement... Have had a few, and none could talk to me; but ESP is real if you and your dog are ONE.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 25 Jun 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought both versions of this book - my partner read the grown up one but I stuck with this. As a dog lover/owner I really enjoyed the book - there were a few tears but more smiles. Would recommend!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Racing in the Rain (child's version) 4 Oct 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Lovely little book bought for my nephew's birthday, sure it will make a riveting child's read, like the adult version of this popular, heartwarming book. Fast and efficient service and delivery too. Thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that gets under your skin 8 July 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a book that creeps up on you and crawls under your skin; the first half having not done much for me. Yes, it was cute and I admire the clever concept of the narrative told from a dog's point of view, but the story itself was so so. Then in the second half the pace picked up and I wanted to know what happened next. I also wanted to scream at Eve, go to the doctor and at Dennie do not be alone with Annika, but if both of these characters had listened to me the storyline would have been blown to pieces.

This is an easy book to read: a light bite, therefore highly accessible and I am sure in part accounts for its huge popularity. Being female the passages concerning motor racing I found difficult to engage with, but they do not dominate the book.

If you don't cry at the ending then you haven't got a heart; very moving, poignant and thought provoking. Well worth a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Janusz
Format:Paperback
A beautiful story of life and death, life despite death. And love, the deep kind of love between souls, canine or humans...
A may be harsh but intelligent way to teach children that even adults can love a dog entirely without any concessions. That people do suffer but can go through with friends, a dog and strenght...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Man's best friend 18 April 2014
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A lovely story based on friendship. Enzo and Danny racing in the rain. This is a great story, as a dog lover and owner I readers book and saw many similar traits that my wire-haired Fox terrier and Enzo have in common and also how much more well behaved Enzo is!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A charming , well written story
I really enjoyed this, heart warming tale of a family and their dog, told from the dogs perspective. It is simply told, it is a story about illness, grief, devotion and triumph. Read more
Published 11 days ago by A. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, tearful and touching
You will not see your dog the same way again. You will treat him/ her with respect and keep searching what makes the dig choose certain ways and why. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Sonia Rossington
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, lovely book 'written' by a dog!
A gorgeous book written through the mind of the lovable dog Enzo. I really didn't want this book to end!
Published 1 month ago by Anniegraphic
5.0 out of 5 stars A STORY WHICH WORKS AT MANY LEVELS
I will be honest, in that when I started the book, I thought it was going to be too much about racing driving and perhaps a little superficial in other ways I know nothing about,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by thea1710@aol.com
4.0 out of 5 stars A good quick read
Was short but so sweet and I enjoyed it immensely. Sad at times, on the whole it is uplifting and made me look at my canine friend in a new light.
Published 2 months ago by Stacey L Collings
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I loved this book so very much, its great and i couldnt put it down. I seriously recomend buying it!
Published 4 months ago by Ayrton Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
Quick delivery and great packaging. Was recommended this book after my dog died. Haven't read it yet but know i'tll be sad.
Published 4 months ago by Nella
5.0 out of 5 stars Get the tissues
Have the tissues at the ready when rading this beautifully written story. A must for any dog lover or motor racing lover
Published 6 months ago by P. Collier
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading but buy the paperback!
Originally bought this is an airport on my travels for work and after reading it gave to a colleague as I enjoyed it so much. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Dave B
5.0 out of 5 stars racing in the rain a must read for all dog lovers
I thought it was a sequal to the art of racing in the rain (enchanting and riveting) but this is the childs version of the same book with some lovely photos of his dog Comet at the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by christine.graville
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we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves. &quote;
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Here’s why I will be a good person. Because I listen. I cannot speak, so I listen very well. I never interrupt, I never change the course of the conversation with a comment of my own. People, if you pay attention to them, change the direction of one another’s conversations constantly. It’s like having a passenger in your car who suddenly grabs the steering wheel and turns you down a side street. Learn to listen! I beg of you. Pretend you are a dog like me and listen to other people rather than steal their stories. &quote;
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