Library Ed. Recorded Books 2004
CS ISBN 1845050495 $49.75 Five cassettes
Canine Circe's sixteen-year life span plays a major role in A DOG'S LIFE, but Paul Bailey's book isn't the collection of dog stories that you might expect. It does have light anecdotes, such as the story of his decision to take home the mixed-breed puppy (he often uses a coarser term) in the pet store window, but it also goes into other areas of Bailey's life during those sixteen years, including somber moments such as the death of Bailey's partner, David, and his encounters with homophobia in Romania. Literary-minded listeners will enjoy hearing anecdotes about fellow authors such as Kingsley Amis. A former actor, Bailey shifts well between humor and drama, recreating his feelings as he recalls his joys and sorrows. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE/JULY 05]
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