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Marley & Me

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: John Grogan

Narrated By: John Grogan

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2005

Duration: 6 hours 8 minutes


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.


  • Sleeping Ugly

    If you enjoy treacle well-seasoned with lots of dog poop, this is the book for you. I listened to it while I was driving, and found myself wanting to climb right out the window of my car, a la Marley.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Good story, but I wish I'd read it rather than listened to it. I believe it was read by the author and his voice was very the point where it became distracting.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Great story, but needs a different narrator. I think I would have liked the written version better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    The story was cute and a little corny but the reader/author's voice was absolutely unbearable. I couldn't even make it to the end of the audio CD.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Husband thought book was fun and cute. The only negative was the voice, he almost put it down after one disc. He was on a road trip so he continued, but he wouldn't want the same reader again, I believe it was the author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Michelle Renigar

    This is one of the best and certainly most heartwarming stories I've read - in the same catagory as Tuesday's with Morrie, Water for Elephants, and For One More Day.... You will laugh out loud and stain your pillow with tears.... I enjoyed the book so much I purchased the audiobook... Big Mistake.... The author DOES NOT do his book justice by narating it himself, he should have left that to the professionals... In fact, the sound of his voice is so irritating it grates on your nerves !!! Rating-Book: 5 STARS !!! Rating-Audio: 0 Stars

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Ashley Goynes

    Great story with great narration. I lost count of how many times I laughed and cried. I'd you're a dog lover, you will fall head over heels for this book!

  • Melissa Averitt

    I am 9 and the book had a great life Long story. I loved the story!!!????

  • Lori

    Kind of slow, but the ending really got me! I have a Labrador who isn't as wild as Marley, but he does have Marley's personality for the most part. Made me extra sensitive to the fact that Brady's days with me are numbered.

  • John

    I got this book on the recommendation of my wife who is a dog fanatic. Right from the beginning, I enjoyed the book. Being a dog owner, I could identify with the things Marley did and could understand the author's feelings. When I came to the end, I drove down the highway with tears running down my face. It is a heart warming book with an ending that could be understood by any pet lover.

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by John Grogan

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