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The Art of racing in the rain
(CD Unabridged)

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Published:
[Place of publication not identified] : Harper Audio, [2008].
Format:
CD Unabridged
Edition:
Unabridged.
Physical Desc:
6 audio discs (7 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 5.7 - AR Pts: 11
Lexile measure:
850L
Rating:
850L
Status:
Description

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Steina heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle.

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

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Bayfield Audiobooks
AUDIO CD STE (6discs)
Available
Apr 22, 2024
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061780301, 0061780308
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
850

Notes

Participants/Performers
Narrated by Christopher Evan Welch.
Description
Told through the thoughts of the family dog, Stein's novel follows the affecting tale of Denny, a widower attempting to become a race-car champion even as he cares for his precious daughter and their beloved pet.
Target Audience
850L,Lexile.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,5.7,11,129630.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Stein, G., & Welch, C. E. (2008). The Art of racing in the rain. Unabridged. [Place of publication not identified], Harper Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Stein, Garth and Christopher Evan. Welch. 2008. The Art of Racing in the Rain. [Place of publication not identified], Harper Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Stein, Garth and Christopher Evan. Welch, The Art of Racing in the Rain. [Place of publication not identified], Harper Audio, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Stein, Garth. and Christopher Evan Welch. The Art of Racing in the Rain. Unabridged. [Place of publication not identified], Harper Audio, 2008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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