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As some of the lower ranked reviews have already stated, the first couple of chapters have parts that may shock people - dogs get hit by cars, a dog gets hit with a wrench, a man threatens to shoot a dog. Please do not let this stop you from reading a well-told tale of love lost and love regained that ends in triumph over tragedy.
Because I live in a rural area, I know all too well that there are (worthless) people who would harm animals. I see it all too often out here in the country in "anytown" USA. So for me, the narrative in the first pages of the book was not only necessary, but painted a realistic view of the plight of many animals in the United States today. It brought to light the (possible) horrors that Angelo had to endure, to show that there was trouble at every turn and to show that Angelo needed to get home and away from the tragedies of some of the people in the book.
I especially liked how each chapter (journal entry) was about a different place that Angelo (may have) traveled and about people Angelo (may have) interacted with. By the end of the book, for me, there was so much emotion wrapped up in the story that I was relieved to see a happy ending. Also, the extras at the back of the book were an added bonus and the photos of Angelo were just beautiful.
The author's writing style is warm and inviting and pulls you in from the very beginning and keeps you turning the page to see what happens next.
This is the first book I have read from this author and can honestly say that it will not be my last. I recommend this book for dog lovers and anyone who enjoys a well-written tale with a happy ending.
Shame on me, but I usually don't read much all at once. "Angelo's Journey" broke this shameful habit spectacularly. Why?
First - because the book was written "by a Border Collie." I love these dogs very much, so it's impossible for me to skip such an item!
Second - it quickly became apparent, that the story is as intelligently designed as Border Collies are intelligent. Every chapter is a separate tale narrated by a different person who meets Angelo on his way. These are completely different people, in completely different situations, but each of them gains much from meeting him, including one whose life was saved... It makes reading very fascinating and addictive, especially since the author has shown his great ability to handle different styles, as the different characters narrate their stories.
Third - Leland Dirks - the man who has written "what Angelo has told him" - "the intermediary between Angelo and us" - is a person who loves dogs as much as I do, and he understands and sees them in a very similar way, so I just had to devour this work immediately.
Fourth - I had the good luck to be the first in Poland to own this book, which made me even more driven to read it.
I wasn't disappointed. I never expected I would be. Every expectation about this book has been fulfilled, or maybe even overfilled.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After a few bad memories or dreams of other dogs being abused Angelo comes unbidden into The Man’s life. The Man needs him. Over time they form a close, healing bond. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Yvonne Hertzberger
Angelo's Journey is a really special story. I would recommend it for anyone who has ever loved a dog; especially if that dog has ever gone missing. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Mo Buachaill
I don't know if folks who are not animal (especially dog) lovers would naturally choose this book to read. So, my review is particularly directed to them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by CLW
I like books about dogs but only if they don't have sad endings. So I Liked this book about this very special and magical dogs.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A Border Collie goes on a trip that took him about 300 miles away from home. He helps everyone he sees. A great dog story!Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
I love dog stories but this one I quit reading after a couple of chapters due to the crude language.Published 2 months ago by Sylvia Smith
Angelo's is a smazing dog his travels were something to adore, shows just how great and smart dogs are wonderful heart felt bookPublished 2 months ago by lil one
If the dog lover in you can make it past the first section, your heart will be warmed as human lives are once again touched by the magic that is our canine companions.Published 2 months ago by Debbie Hamble