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Date Posted: 16:21:25 05/26/06 Fri
Author: Syl
Subject: Marley & Me

This sounds charming! Very kindly sent in by Shanarama. Thanks, lass!



TITLE: Marley and Me: Life and Love With The World's Worst Dog

AUTHOR: John Grogan

GENRE: Animal biography


Marley and Me is a light, fun-loving read, and will make you think that your dog is a perfect angel! Hard to believe? Trust me!!! And plus, how could you resist the picture on the cover?!?!

I read the book, but didn’t listen to the audio version, but here’s the Audiofile review:

“Dog lovers will delight in the antics of Marley, a yellow lab, as he happily terrorizes the Grogan household. John Grogan, columnist for the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, reads this account of life with, arguably, one of the world's worst dogs. The listener gets to delight in Marley's mischief without having to deal with the mess or the embarrassment of such a dog.

You can hear the affection in Grogan's voice, even as he relates his frustrating, humbling, and humiliating experiences with such a lovable menace. Grogan starts out reading a bit stiffly, but he soon finds his groove and delivers a listening experience that will keep one wishing for a longer commute.” H.L.S. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

If you are an animal lover in general, but especially a dog owner, this book is a must read. It will make you laugh out loud and keep you smiling. It will also make you cry right along side the Grogan family as they experience the ups and downs of life as it happens.

This book touched my heart and in doing such, will have a Chapter Charm made to honor a wonderfully, goofy, mischievous, adorable, clumsy, dog named Marley who continues to make me smile

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[> My best friend gave me this book for Christmas. She's also the one who hosed me. *grin* It is so much fun. I'm a hopeless dog lover. And this gave me a couple days of laughter and tears that I won't forget. I just got it for my daughter who has a new puppy and is lamenting about how he chews everything in sight. Marley's story will hopefully lift her spirits and see her through the rough spots. It could always be worse! -- WhiteFox, 19:15:47 05/27/06 Sat

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[> I'm reading this NOW, about half way through and loving it. I have a maniac dog myself, and appreciate the author's many creative ways to describe Marley's goofy antics. It's a nice quiet book for before bed... not like DG's novels, which one cannot put down and gets one all worked up so that one cannot possibly sleep. Not speaking from experience or anything. -- JulieQ, 22:04:27 05/27/06 Sat

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[> Thanks for the tip! Looks like something I got to try, with four dogs of different personalities in the family! -- Lady Åsa, 23:06:11 05/27/06 Sat

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[> Awww,,,you're right how could you resist this sweet face on the cover!! I'm going to have to get it next time I'm at Costco or I'll check to see if they have the audio at the library. Thanks Shannon and I bet the CC will be adorable!! -- Noelle, 05:14:39 05/28/06 Sun

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[> I have this book and plan to read it during our beach vacation in a week. It's gotta be a winner. -- Bandruidh (who has lived with a black lab for 12 years), 08:52:52 05/28/06 Sun

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[> I LOVED this book. During my bouts of hysterical laughter, people kept coming into the room wanting to know what was so funny. "Marley!" I kept saying. -- Lynn H., 18:32:33 05/28/06 Sun

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[> The book sounds terrific, but my husband won't let me buy it SPOILER>>>>> -- beccabee, 05:33:11 06/01/06 Thu

Because of the ending.

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[> [> Well, yes, the book is about >>>> (possible spoiler but carefully worded) -- JulieQ, 20:22:56 06/18/06 Sun

Marley's WHOLE life, but it actually has a terrific ending, making you laugh through your tears. I finished it and my DH picked it right up and is enjoying it greatly. I have 2 more friends that are waiting for DH to get finished so they can read it!

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[> [> I've just read this book and loved it! You can go and see pics of them at www.marley.com -- Lolkate, 23:09:34 06/25/06 Sun

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[> This must be good - I just checked the library and all copies are checked out with a bit of a wait list (including me now). Thanks for the suggestion. -- CindyS, 08:31:28 07/14/06 Fri

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