Give as a Gift

Send this book as a Gift!

Book Rating (216)

Narrator Rating (36)

A Dog's Purpose: A Novel for Humans

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: W. Bruce Cameron

Narrated By: William Dufris

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2017

Duration: 8 hours 10 minutes


A Dog’s Purpose—which spent a year on the New York Times Best Seller list—is heading to the big screen! Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Peggy Lipton, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. A Dog’s Purpose is produced by Gavin Polone (Zombieland, TV’s Gilmore Girls). The film from Amblin Entertainment and Walden Media will be distributed by Universal Pictures.

Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.

Bailey's story continues in A Dog's Journey, the charming New York Times and USA Today bestselling direct sequel to A Dog's Purpose.


  • Emily Naber

    This book is so lovable! An incredible narrator adds so much to the story! I listen to lots and lots of audio books, a bad narrator can make my favorite book almost intolerable to listen to. You really feel like you're listening to a dog talk and his enthusiasm is infectious! I've listened to this book multiple times and highly recommend it! Especially to anyone who loves dogs!

  • Kathy Clipp

    Don't we all wonder what our purpose is? I loved hearing life from a dog's perspective with all of the trials and tribulations. It hit all of my emotions.

  • Amanda Saastamoinen

    If you're more of a dog person than a people person, you will love this book. It tugs at your heart strings a bit, but, it is a great listen.

  • Tom Sefcik

    An excellent audiobook. As having dogs in the past, it was very easy to picture what was going on in their head. Smiles, laughter and tears were all part of the experience. Looking forward now to the movie.

  • Greta Ann Herin

    This is The best audiobook I have heard yet. The narrator is excellent with his various characters, and the book itself is extremely moving. I listened to it and cried, then I listen to it again and cried the same amount.

  • Tana Defa

    We have 4 dogs, and this book was outstanding in its characterization of each of the dogs. I really related to both the humans and the dogs. Very enjoyable! The narrator was outstanding!

  • Rebekah Rahman

    Precious book. Laughed and cried all the way through.

  • Wesley Ashabranner

    A good read. Sad and up lifting at the same time. I agree with the rating of cried and laughed.

  • Lois Henderson

    This is a MUST READ for all dog lovers. I cried and laughed through the whole book. This should be a gift that is given with a new puppy.

  • sidney bunch

    I thought this book was great. Wasn't for sure until i got into it. It had funny parts, it had sad parts. Extremely entertaining.