A Good Dog by Jon Katz audiobook

A Good Dog: The Story of Orson, Who Changed My Life

By Jon Katz
Read by Tom Stechschulte

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9780812971491

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665015738

Runtime: 6.36 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A USA Today bestseller

In this gripping and deeply touching book, bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his lifetime dog, Orson: a beautiful border collie-intense, smart, crazy, and unforgettable. From the moment Katz and Orson meet, when the dog springs from his traveling crate at Newark airport and panics the baggage claim area, their relationship is deep, stormy, and loving. At two years old, Katz's new companion is a great herder of school buses, a scholar of refrigerators, but a dud at herding sheep. Everything Katz attempts- obedience training, herding instruction, a new name, acupuncture, herb and alternative therapies-helps a little but not enough, and not for long. "Like all border collies and many dogs," Katz writes, "he needed work. I didn't realize for some time I was the work Orson would find." While Katz is trying to help his dog, Orson is helping him, shepherding him toward a new life on a two-hundred-year-old hillside farm in upstate New York. There, aided by good neighbors and a tolerant wife, hip-deep in sheep, chickens, donkeys, and more dogs, the man and his canine companion explore meadows, woods, and even stars, wade through snow, bask by a roaring wood stove, and struggle to keep faith with each other. There, with deep love, each embraces his unfolding destiny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Katz’s] subtle, evocative descriptions of the beasts around him—including Rose, another border collie whose brilliant herding steals the show—vividly capture the fascinating, enigmatic lives of animals.” Publishers Weekly
“Katz's border collie, Orson, evoked all kinds of emotions during their fulfilling time together…Tom Stechschulte captures all of these flawlessly but none more movingly than when Orson’s end comes. The eloquence with which Katz describes those moments moves Stechschulte to tears, as it surely will the listener.”    Audiofile 
“A heartbreaking memoir of love, friendship and responsibility.” Kirkus Reviews 
“This is a lovely memoir.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Jon Katz

Author Bio: Jon Katz

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.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English