Pukka's Promise: The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Written by:
Ted Kerasote
Narrated by:
Luke Daniels

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2013
16 hours 54 minutes
When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle - who died too soon, as all our dogs do - he knew that he would want to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago.

In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles all those subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a pure bred be as healthy as a mixed breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make forour companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village.

Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.
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Mike D\'Amico

The narration by Luke Daniels was very much a part of my wife and I enjoying Ted Kerasote's book, "Pukka's Promise"! The change in tenor of Luke's voice for the other characters was very well done. One thing that would help future recordings would be to raise the audio gain (volume) during the times when Luke speaks as characters, especially females and some of the other characters as these voices were very low volume. I found myself turning up the car stereo volume to hear the character, only to be blasted during the normal reading. I look forward to another of Luke Daniels narrations, especial to top notch authors such as this one... very well done! Thanks so much, Mike D'Amico

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