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Waking up late one day, Pongo finds that none of the humans will wake up. He finds out that the same has happened all over the country, and then dogs everywhere hear the voice of Lord Sirius the dogstar, offering to free them from their humans.

©1967 Dodie Smith (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • 02-01-20

What the heck did I just listen to????

Quite rambly , and no stable suspense of disbelief. :/ As someone who deeply enjoyed the 1st book, I am deeply disappointed.

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An interesting sequel to a classic story

These are the further adventures of Pongo and Missus. Strangely, to me, this seems geared towards a slightly younger audience than 101 Dalmations was.

What if dogs got to choose if they wanted to stay with humans or to simply live happily forever amongst themselves? That is the question that our heroes must decide. But first there is a mystery to solve as only dogs are awake in the entire world. Magic and metaphysics abound in this charming story.

Recommended for those who loved the original book and wanted more.

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TRIPPY!

wow... wt_eff... this one is bizzare... that 60s acid must have blonde Dodie's mind.

psychic powers, flying abilities, Sentient star gods and a Staffy that wants to tear Creulel le Devil throat out. (yes that is the only reason the staphshire shows up for) truthfully bizarre, great for kids of all ages!

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great voice!

The narrator was exceptional - loved the voices of all the different animals. The story itself is bananas.

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  • 04-23-21

Gentle story

Not the most riveting plot and some of the voices the narrator gave the characters were a little annoying, but a gentle enjoyable "supposing" tale - definitely more metaphysical than 101 Dalmations but not totally alien to it.

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  • 02-10-21

Unexpected sequel

As many reviewers have said, this sequel is a significant contrast to the first novel. It has a much darker theme and plot, and it is definitely less of a a children’s work than the first book.

Without giving too much away, it deals with a mysterious vision seen only by the worlds dog population, a vision which requires Pongo To make a difficult decision concerning the relationship between a dog kind and humanity.

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  • 02-09-21

A great Sequel

102 Dalmatians was a rubbish sequel. But this book is great. Weird concepts but definitely worth a read for all ages!

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  • *Grace*
  • 11-29-18

Unusual sequel!

Not quite sure what to say about this book - I loved 101 Dalmatians so decided to listen to this one too. Won’t spoil it buy giving too much away but expect the unexpected! Did enjoy it, just a little puzzled as it’s very different to the first book. Brilliant performance by Delia Corrie.

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  • Tamsin Doyle
  • 03-07-18

What I liked

I 😍this book because I love dogs I love how the story is built it really inspires me to write a story every time I hear it

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  • 04-30-17

starlight barking

This is very different from 101 dalmations. more sci-fi. I prefer 101 Dalmatians to be honest.

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