Marley & Me

  • by John Grogan
  • Narrated by John Grogan
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Biography of the Year, 2007.Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happiness through a larger than life, bad-boy dog? Just ask the Grogans.
The New York Times bestseller, with over 2 million copies of the book in print, read by the author.
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 wiggly yellow fur ball of a puppy. Life would never be the same. Marley quickly grew into a barrelling, ninety-seven pound steamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged through drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women¿s undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewellery.
Obedience school did no good ¿ Marley was expelled. And yet Marley¿s heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behaviour, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple¿s joy at their first pregnancy, and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms. The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog who taught them what really matters in life. For lovers of Tuesdays with Morrie, The Year of Magical Thinking, and even, of course, dogs!

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What the Critics Say

"A book with intense appeal...tenderly follows its subject from sunrise to sunset, from the ball-of-fluff stage to the heartbreaking farewell." (The New York Times)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Love you, Marley!

This audiobook kept me company through a weekend of chores and gardening. I hardly noticed the work! It's warm and human and sentimental; sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and sometimes touching or downright sad. I howled throughout the last 30 minutes!

Ok, so the author (who reads this) is a big soppy mutt and should maybe be reined in a bit on the sentimentality, but he is American, after all. Just wallow in it.
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- Joan

A pleasant and heart-warming story

This was a feel-good listen about a loyal and loveable family pet and friend. If you're anything like me, this audiobook will stir thoughts about your own family pet and remind you what incredible animals dogs really are!

Would recommend it as a nice listen for those just getting into audiobooks.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-08-2006
  • Publisher: Hodder Headline Limited