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Marley & Me
Marley & Me
Marley & Me
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Marley & Me

Written by John Grogan

Narrated by John Grogan

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wriggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.

Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound streamroller of a Labrador retriever. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, and stole women's undergarments. Obedience school did no good -- Marley was expelled.

And yet his heart was pure. Just as Marley joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. A dog like no other, Marley remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherHarperAudio
Release dateOct 18, 2005
ISBN9780060897567
Marley & Me
Author

John Grogan

John Grogan is the author of the #1 international bestseller Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog, the bestselling middle-grade memoir Marley: A Dog Like No Other, and three #1 best-selling picture books: Bad Dog, Marley!, A Very Marley Christmas, and Marley Goes to School. John lives with his wife and their three children in the Pennsylvania countryside. John Grogan ha sido un premiado reportero gráfico y columnista por más de veinticinco años. Vive en Pensilvania con su esposa Jenny y sus tres hijos.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Having owned a dog I was familiar with somethings that happened in this book. I found the book entertaining and at times a little boring at times. Some of the antics that Marley got into had me laughing. I actually pictured my sister's dog. I knew this dog would have a sad ending and since I had to put my dog down this year it made me remember her last few days. If you have never owned a dog you will still enjoy this book.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    I sometimes get hassled by people who assume that I don't like dogs. This is untrue. What I don't like are undisciplined dogs, whose owners seem to think that destructive, dangerous, or disruptive behavior is somehow cute. And since the title character in this book embodies two out of three of those qualities, I'm not overly enthusiastic about it.

    Yes, there's some redemption toward the end, when the dog has become embedded in the writer's family. But overall, in the real world, having a pet like Marley would be an unending source of annoyance to me. Choosing to share that annoyance vicariously by reading this book was probably not my best reading choice.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    I laughed and I cried, and I will never be able to forget Marley! For anyone who has ever loved a dog, this book is sure to bring back memories of all the joys a dog can bring, as well as the hole in your heart when it is gone.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Light, enjoyable reading.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Fantastic. Phenomenal read.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    This is a humorous, affectionate and unashamedly sentimental memoir of the author's life with Marley, a boisterous yellow Labrador retriever, from his time as a puppy to his death as a senior citizen. As Marley grows up (though never quite losing his zest for life or his talent for causing mischief and destruction), so we follow the author on his journey as he and his wife experience the trauma of miscarriage and the joys of parenthood, and all the other ups and downs and minor disasters a family of five with a dysfunctional, neurotic dog experiences. It goes on a tad too long in my opinion, but there is no denying that the writing comes from the heart, and is able to impart a few life philosophies on the way.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Being an animal lover myself, I could definitely relate to the story. I also loved John's humourous way of describing things, which makes it stick in your head long after you've read it. Though my dog isn't anywhere near as cheeky as Marley was (thank God? lol), Giselle can be quite a handful too. The last chapter of the story (Not gonna mention what, exactly.. just in case some of you haven't read it yet) got me bawling my eyes out, and gave me the sudden urge to just go downstairs and give Giselle a hug. It's definitely a MUST READ for all dog (and animal) lovers out there.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    What it was an amazing story if you love animals
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Great book about the "Worlds Worst Behaved" dog. I also saw the movie. The last 20 minutes or so of the movie was very hard to watch.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    A sweet story that any of who love dogs (particularly the big, goofy variety) can identify with. Marley's antics are laugh-out-loud funny, and to his credit Grogan didn't cross the line into pathos with the inevitably sad ending.

    A quick read on a rainy weekend.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    heartwarming and funny story about a lab.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    A heartfelt book. Emotional feelings arise for dog and human alike. Any dog owner will thoroughly enjoy this read. A touching story of living life with a dog and all the highs and lows that come with it.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    5/5
    Get that tissue box ready, this book is AWESOME! Nothing compare to the movie, the feeling you get from this book is unique. If you are a dog lover, this will make you feel love, sadness, gratitude, profoundness and fear.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    Heartbreakingly hilarious.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    Cute, quick read.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    A whimsical look at life with an ill-behaved family pet and eventually three small children. A view of the family's life with free-spirited, undiciplined Marley, the yellow lab who taught the family to seize the moment, follow your heart, and what unwavering loyalty really means. A delight to read.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    4/5
    I enjoyed this book. And I cried like a baby at the end...maybe I cried a little too hard.
    :)
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    3/5
    As expected, I cried through the last 30 pages or so. I wouldn't say this book was awesome, but it had some great laugh out loud moments, and I really appreciate books that can do that to me.

    Of course I'm peeved that they bought Marley from a breeder even though the author had adopted the most wonderful dog from a shelter as a kid. Toward the end, the author was struggling with whether to put Marley through a surgery that might have been really hard on him as an old dog, and he was questioning the best thing to do considering there were other dogs out there in shelters who needed homes and were otherwise going to be put down. Kind of ironic, buddy, considering you bought your dog from a BREEDER!! I thought maybe he just didn't realize that until after they had gotten Marley. At the end, I thought they were going to redeem themselves since they went to check out a new lab from a local rescue organization. I was happy thinking they would adopt the dog. The book ends before you find out if they do or not though. Then I was reading in an interview that they didn't end up getting that dog, but the did get a well-behaved female lab. No mention of where she came from, but I have a horrible feeling they went to a breeder again with full knowledge of what is happening to all those poor homeless dogs in shelters. GRRRR
    And what makes me even more angry is that even with how crazy and troublesome labs are portrayed in this book (doing thousands of dollars worth of damage, being really messy and mentally unstable), I'm sure people everywhere were off to their local breeder or even worse, pet store to get a lab. Gosh, I hate books and movies that spotlight purebreds....
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    1/5
    Well, I liked the film based off of this book. The book I couldn't finish or even bother too. Maybe it's because I never had dogs or any animals at all myself, but this was just... blah.