What are the best adult fiction with a dog narrator?

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    #1This Dog's Afterlife

    This Dog's Afterlife
    This Dog's Afterlife is a book by David Shockley which follows Tucker, the canine narrator, who answers some of the questions which most dog owners want to know the answers to. It was published in 2014.

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    Tiffany Salazar
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Interesting concept. Sounds a bit on the sad side though but maybe some would find it helpful and soothing."
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    #2The Art of Racing in the Rain

    The Art of Racing in the Rain

    This book, written in a dog's perspective, is the story of Denny Swift, a race car driver that despite the sudden loss of his wife, he manages to raise his daughter Zoë and have a successful career. When its days are coming to an end, Enzo remembers everything that has happened in its life, and all the memories with the Swift family that it is taking to the grave. 


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    Ryan Richardson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "For such a specific topic I would likely think it would be hard to find something that really fit. However, I am sure that this book is likely the absolute best result. It's written from a dog's perspective and with nearly 9,000 reviews and a 4.5 star rating I doubt there is anything better."
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    #3Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery

    Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery
    Chet, the canine narrator of this book and his human partner Bernie are investigating the disappearance of a teenage girl. It's not clear if the girl got taken away or if she decided to leave willingly, but this weird couple will surely find her. 


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    Jonathan Reed
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I had never read or even heard of this series of books before. I happened on to 'Dog On It' and decided it sounded like something worth giving a try. Much to my surprise, this turned out to be a delightful story with very endearing characters. I thoroughly enjoyed the book being told from the point of view of Chet the dog. Chet has quite the perspective! This is the first book I have been able to sit and read on my Kindle in a long time. I suffered with diminishing eyesight and found out that a brain tumor was to blame. After surgery, I have been blessed with much-improved sight and this was a great book to bring me back to the world of reading enjoyment. I am looking forward to purchasing and reading the rest of the series. Thanks, Bernie and Chet, for making this such a great experience!!"
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    #4A Night in the Lonesome October

    A Night in the Lonesome October

    A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny contains 32 chapters representing each night of October. It follows the unimaginable, spooky encounters of Snuff - Jack the Ripper's loyal dog - with supernatural beings.


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    Zhao Song
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Are you tired of your stories told from the human perspective? Try something new, with a night in the lonesome october! This story takes you through spooky crazy worlds and you just might learn something."
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    #5The Labrador Pact

    The Labrador Pact
    The Labrador Pact is a fiction book by Matt Haig which follows the story of the Hunter family members who are caught in the problems of life and who are helped by their pet labrador, Prince. It was published in 2008 by Viking.

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    Kathy Moreno
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is an adorable book from the point of view of the family pet. The author does a great job of making this a believable story and you really feel the pet's emotions. "
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    Fluke is a fiction book by James Herbert which follows the story of a stringy mongrel who wanders the city streets and who later comes to realize that he was actually once a man. It was published in 1999 by Pan Macmillan.

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    Stephen Chapman
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I hadn't had a lot of experience with these kinds of books but I actually really enjoyed this one once I got into it. There's a twist right around the middle that I definitely didn't see coming. "
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    #7Fifteen Dogs

    Fifteen Dogs

    Fifteen Dogs is a fiction book by Andre Alexis which tells the story of how fifteen dogs were blessed by the gods with human intelligence, and what they did with the intelligence they were given. It was published in 2015 by Serpent's Tail.


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    Andrea Kelley
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Stories with dogs are the best stories. This one is not only cute but also made me think, which is something I look for in everything I read. "
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    #8A Dog's Purpose

    A Dog's Purpose

    A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron is a touching text that tells the relation between dog and humans from the point of view of a dog. This captivating tale is the first book in the A Dog's Purpose series.


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    Thomas Ryan
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "'A Dog's Purpose' is a book worth your time. It is sweet and funny, but at the same time can pull at your heart. If you think you get it because you've just seen the movie version, then you are doing yourself a disservice."
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    #9Henry the Queen’s Corgi

    Henry the Queen’s Corgi

    Henry the Queen's Corgi is a book by Georgie Crawley which follows the story of Henry, a corgi who gets lost and ends up being mistaken for a royal corgi by the Queen's Guard. It was published in 2017 by Avon.


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    Muhammad Chauhan
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "What a great and fun book. As a pet owner that has lost a dog in the past on a family trip I can relate to this adventure that the family got them selves into. A wonderful book for many ages to enjoy."
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    #10The Dog Who Dared to Dream

    The Dog Who Dared to Dream

    The Dog Who Dared to Dream is a book by Sun-mi Hwang and translated by Chi-Young Kim. It follows the story of a dog named Scraggly whose distinctive appearance keeps her from the life she wants. It was published in 2016 by Abacus.


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    Jesse Tucker
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I felt that this was a really wonderful, sweet book. It almost made me cry at one point... and that doesn't happen very often. "
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    #11Flush: A Biography

    Flush: A Biography

    Flush: A Biography is a fiction book by Virginia Woolf. It follows the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel named Flush, and the adventures that he and his mistress get into. It was published in 1976 by Mariner Books.


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    Bobby Tucker
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "What a delight! Sometimes you just want to imagine that you are the beloved dog of a Victorian poet, and this precious little tome is just what the doctor ordered. Written from the point of view of a cocker spaniel, which is my life long dream to morph into after ingesting one too many magic mushrooms."


Best What are the best adult fiction with a dog narrator
1This Dog's AfterlifeBooks 32 Paid
2The Art of Racing in the RainBooks 28 Paid
3Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery Books 25 Paid
4A Night in the Lonesome OctoberBooks 23 Paid
5The Labrador PactBooks 22 Paid
6FlukeBooks 19 Paid
7Fifteen DogsBooks 16 Paid
8A Dog's PurposeBooks 15 Paid
9Henry the Queen’s CorgiBooks 13 Paid
10The Dog Who Dared to DreamBooks 10 Paid

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