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All about Dogs

Every book on this list is either about dogs or features a dog as a main character. No, we did not try to resurface any traumatic childhood memories by putting Old Yeller on this list. But if you love dogs, Hachiko's guaranteed to make you cry.

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Dog Is Love

Why and How Your Dog Loves You

By Clive D. L. Wynne
Narrated by: James Langton
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

“Lively and fascinating... The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love.”—Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows 

Does your dog love you?


Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog’s nose, the...

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What the Dog Knows

The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs

By Cat Warren
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 11 hours 5 minutes

A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of “working dogs”—pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead—as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which The New York Times calls “a fascinating, deeply reported journey into... Read more »

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Because of Winn-Dixie

By Kate DiCamillo
Narrated by: Jenna Lamia, Ann Patchett & Kate DiCamillo
Length: 2 hours 55 minutes

The classic heartwarming tale from Kate DiCamillo--now with an afterword from the beloved author, reflecting on twenty years in print

One summer's day, ten-year-old India Opal Buloni goes down to the local supermarket for some groceries--and comes home with a dog. But Winn-Dixie is no ordinary dog. It's because of Winn-Dixie that Opal begins to... Read more »

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Travels with Charley in Search of America

Penguin Audio Classics

By John Steinbeck
Narrated by: Gary Sinise
Length: 7 hours 58 minutes

An intimate journey across America, as told by one of its most beloved writers
 
To hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the light—these were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.

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The Call of the Wild

By Jack London
Narrated by: Jeff Daniels
Length: 3 hours 10 minutes

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild was written in 1903, but Buck’s gripping adventure makes for a thrilling listen on audio more than 100 years after it was first published.
            This gripping story follows the adventures of the loyal dog Buck, who is stolen from his comfortable family home and forced into the harsh life of an Alaskan sled... Read more »

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Hachiko Waits

By Leslea Newman
Narrated by: James Yaegashi
Length: 1 hours 36 minutes

Every morning in the Japanese town of Shibuya, Professor Ueno awakens and is greeted by his loyal Akita dog, Hachiko. They enjoy a breakfast together before the professor leaves to catch the train to the school where he teaches. And Hachiko sits at the station eagerly awaiting his master's return. Then one afternoon Professor Ueno does not... Read more »

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Dog Star

By Megan Shepherd
Narrated by: Rachel Jacobs
Length: 5 hours 25 minutes

Trust takes courage.

Based on an incredible true story, Carnegie Medal nominee and New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd crafts a harrowing, propulsive girl-and-her-dog tale that will linger in your heart long after the last page.

Laika is a “cold dog,” a stray pup fighting for her life on the streets of Moscow. Then, one winter night,...

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Ribsy

Henry Huggins: Book #6

By Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
Length: 2 hours 53 minutes

Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary gives Henry's dog, Ribsy, center stage in this dog's eye view of the adventure of a lifetime. This classic story about a dog and his boy is as fresh and funny as ever! 

Good ol' Ribsy's ever-curious mind has always gotten him into trouble, but this time he may have gone too far. After a comical turn of...

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Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings

Deluxe Edition

By Mary Oliver
Narrated by: Mary Oliver
Length: 1 hours 24 minutes

A New York Times bestselling poetry collection, featuring both Dog Songs and A Thousand Mornings

Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in... Read more »

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My Dog Tulip

By J. R. Ackerley
Narrated by: Geoffrey Howard
Length: 4 hours 37 minutes

Distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought himself a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd named Tulip. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the "ideal friend" he had been seeking in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of...

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The Boy and the Dog

A Novel

By Seishu Hase
Narrated by: Akie Kotabe
Length: TBA

One dog changes the life of everyone who takes him in on his journey to reunite with his first owner in this inspiring tribute to the bond between humans and dogs and to the life-affirming power of connection.

Following a devastating earthquake and tsunami, a young man in Japan finds a stray dog outside a convenience store. The dog’s tag says... Read more »

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