The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jill Abramson

Narrated By: Beth MacDonald

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: October 2011

Duration: 4 hours 49 minutes


An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the managing editor of The New York Times


  • spltx

    What a waste of time. I finally gave up by about disc three. This author reminds me of a politician - has no clue how entitled she lives. Although she strongly supports dog rescue, it seems to be the responsibility of other people. She has a good reason why she should purchase a purebred, and oh wait, she makes sure you understand that she chose a responsible breeder to purchase the dog with champions in her pedigree. She is so busy patting herself on the back for being such a loving pet owner that I can't imagine her arm isn't broken. Also, her daughter, who is "pre-med at Columbia" is "casually" mentioned several times. Pat, pat, pat. Her sister is an author of children's books with the name Fancy Nancy in various titles. Pat, pat, pat. She and her husband have a "country" home in Connecticut and an apartment in Manhattan. Pat, pat, pat. Tiresome name, dropping throughout as much of the book as I could take. Pat, pat, pat. The woman is clueless.