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Hugo was a dog. He died. Now he's a kitten. As Hugo adjusts to his new body (not just a cat - a baby cat!), his new home (San Francisco), his new outside (Where are the mountains? Where is the lake?), and his sudden urge to sit in every box he sees, he wonders if he'll ever see Cassie or Jerry again. 

Back in Lake Tahoe, Cassie and Jerry attempt to come to grips with life without Hugo. Cassie fills the void with "Tadpole Guard" and "Worm Patrol" and ups her protection of Jerry (her human), who is in the midst of a cataclysmic midlife crisis. In addition to his dog dying, Jerry's last two books have been monumental flops, and he's still reeling from his fiancee leaving him for another man. As if these problems aren't enough, his parents (who have become late-stage hippies) are coming to live with him for the entire summer. 

And so begins the journey of three souls, intertwined by love, loss, and perhaps something even greater. Told with Nick Pirog's charm and razor sharp wit, The Speed of Souls is at once a hilarious, moving, and transcendent work of storytelling.

©2020 Nick Pirog (P)2021 Tantor

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Need more

The only problem I have with books written by Nick Pirog is that there isn't more. He always has just the right about of seriousness to be interesting and the silliness to be entertaining. His picks for narrators are always top notch as well. Look forward to his next book

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SO GOOD!

I'm in love with Nick Pirog. I've listened to all his books. The 3 am series is my absolute favorite! listened to this book with my mom ❤

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loved it

wasn't sure initially, thought Jerry was a little wimpy but I loved it. I am a cat and dog lover so it was funny to hear their perspectives.

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I couldn't get enough

I adored this book. It had so much love and humor in it. This is what pet ownership and companionship is to me as well.

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Happy tears

I’m not the crying type but this one had me going a few times. I have seen and can imagine the rest of all the emotions and antics that he describes in this book. It makes me better appreciate the time I have on this earth with all my animals. Highly recommend.

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Don't hesitate to listen to this!

I have loved all Nick Pirog's books, but this storyline seemed to be a bit too farfetched for me, so kept passing over it. I should have known better. It's fantastic! As soon as I finished it, I curled up with my 14 yr. old dog on the bed and gave him kisses and tummy rubs. If there was one storyline to nitpick, it was the girlfriend. It really didn't add anything to the main storyline for me, but overall, I enjoyed the book immensely.

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The best story

I love Nick Pirog stories in general, this one is different in every way,but may be his best ever.
I have listened twice now . I’m a truck driver and listen to lots of books.
My wife was with me this trip and we found our selfs laughing,crying,holding hands ,and just plane having a great time. We were sad it ended and hope he writes more like this. Thanks MR Pirog.

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Listen to it, Now!

Anyone who's loved a pet will understand. Trust your pets. It's just what I needed right now.
I recently got a puppy and her temperament, personality and quirks remind me so much of my old dog. She picked me not the other way around. Daisy is that you?
So, listen to it, cry some happy tears and hug your pets.

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Best read so far

I thought this would be a book for kids - NOT. This is a book for adult dog and cat lovers. And, I could not put it down; I was completely invested to the very end. I was down right on the edge of my seat, biting nails. And speaking of nails, Nick nails it - this is why our fur babies own us - because we know we will never find a truer or more pure love. Thanks to the maker!

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Amazing!

This is such an amazing heartwarming book! It brought tears to my eyes and smiles to my heart! I highly recommend the book and the narrators!

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Wonderful!

What a wonderful, sweet, lovely, joyful story! I've only recently discovered Nick Pirog's books after finding 3.00 a.m. Henry Bins series in the free Audible Plus catalogue (fabulous btw). And I have to say The Speed of Souls is most definitely worth the credit...Animal lovers especially will enjoy this. Highly recommended.