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From New York Times best-selling author Susan Wilson comes What a Dog Knows, another heartwarming novel about humans and the dogs that change our lives.

Ruby Heartwood has always lived a life on the move. As a traveling psychic, she makes her living working at carnivals and festivals and circuses around New England. It's a life Ruby has made peace with - settling in one place has never been for her. She needs no one, and no one needs her.

Until one night, when she is camped by the side of the road in her trusty Volkswagon "Westie" van, a fierce thunder and lightning storm erupts. In the middle of the downpour, she hears a distinct voice telling her to "let me in." In jumps a little black and white dog, and to Ruby's astonishment, she can hear the dog's thoughts. Has she been struck by lightning? Did the storm do this? Is she losing her mind?

It turns out, Ruby can hear many dogs' thoughts. She decides to set up semi-permanent residency in the town of Harmony Farms, until she can sort out what is going on, and who the little dog, Hitch, belongs to. But some people in Harmony Farms don't want her there. And it seems that events keep preventing Ruby from leaving. What secrets is this town keeping? Why was she meant to find this dog? And what has Ruby really been running from, all these years?

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2021 Susan Wilson (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

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Addicted to this story

Maybe because Ms Wilson covered subjects that have always interested me: Dogs (of course!), the supernatural, small towns and both animal and human psychology but this one grabbed me and held on tight! There was so much in this book to hold onto. The characters were detailed just enough so you thought you knew them. As for the prime character, Ruby, her past experiences came in dribbles and drabs--not frustratingly but you knew there was still more to know about her which added to my addiction. I am already looking over other novels Ms Wilson has written. Can't wait for my next listen by this talented writer!

Christina Delaine, the narrator, did an absolutely perfect voice for all the characters and her talent also contributed greatly toward my being entranced with all of it.

I am and very very picky listener and I was much surprised that I loved this book so much. There were surprises I hadn't expected and actions I didn't see coming. Love that!

Another book by Ms Wilson that I loved was "The Dog I Loved" which was down to earth yet still touched my heart. Recommended too!

Highly recommend this book. If you love animals and he supernatural, you will love this book. I guarantee!

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Great story!

If you are a dog lover this book is for you! Performance is great too.

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Phenomenal story!

I love Susan Wilson stories and Christina Delaine is the perfect narrator for her stories. I kept looking at my dog Bear wondering what he was thinking this whole time and now look at him wishing I could hear his thoughts. I'll listen to this book over and over again.

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Loves this book

This book was so cute. The story line was good. The talking animals were cute and funny. Just a nice book to enjoy and have some giggles.

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The best book I've listened to in a long time!

I love long books because I get so involved that I don't want the story to end. Getting lost in the character's lives makes me want the story to continue. Susan Wilson's books are certainly on the top of the list when it comes to that feeling. So, this longer story fulfills that need. Of course, an animal, especially a dog, makes it better. A dog who communicates is even better yet! Psychic powers also intrigue me, so this book called to me so much that I listened to it in one day with a short nap before the ending. So, if animals and psychic intuition intrigue you, you won't be disappointed. Spoiler alert! No animals die!

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Perfect

The narrator is fantastic. The story was heartfelt and meaningful. I highly recommend it to any dog lovers.

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Truely a TREAT!!

Loved this story. Loved the narrator. Will keep you entranced. Didn't want to stop.

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Wonderful story

This was just what I wanted! This book was fabulously well written and very fun! I enjoyed every word of it! If you like dogs and care about rescues of both human and animal kind this book is for you!

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Exceptional

I can’t say when I’ve read/listened to a story so special. I like Susan Wilson’s other books a lot and maybe the performance by Christina Delaine made it even more exceptional. I enjoyed the ups and downs. The indecision and then being led down a path that circulated through good bad and challenging times. I was torn between not being able to stop listening but not wanting it to be over. Absolutely loved it and will be gifting it to my BFF for Christmas. .
Will be looking for others narrated by Ms Delaine.

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Wonderful story and narration.

I really enjoyed this from start to finish. this is a book for any dog lover. The author really knows how to use real life and human emotion to create a heartwarming story.