A Good Dog: The Story of Orson Who Changed My Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jon Katz
Narrator: Tom Stechschulte
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Non-Fiction, Essays & Anthologies
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: September 2006
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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In this gripping and deeply touching book, bestselling author Katz tells the story of his lifetime dog, Orson: a beautiful border collie--intense, smart, crazy, and unforgettable. 7 CDs.

Reviews (2)

Lost his touch

Written by Shirley Temple from Wilmington, DE on January 9th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Jon Katz's earlier books were close to brilliant. This book is trite and boring. It was enough to make me stop reading his work altogether.

Overly sentimental

Written by Anonymous from Sterling, VA on March 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book is an overly-sentimental story (told in pages and pages of hyperbole) about a flaky pet owner who loves his unmanageable dog. I've heard the author interviewed on the radio and he sounded normal. However, listening to this book makes me think that the author is as damaged as his pet. That said, it certainly never occurred to me to stop listening to the book. It drew me in like watching a car wreck. I had to see what was going to happen next.

Author Details

Author Details

Katz, Jon

Jon Katz has written eleven books, six novels and five works of nonfiction. A two-time finalist for the National Magazine Award, he has written for The New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, and Wired. He currently writes about technology, media, and culture for the Web site Slashdot.org, and is a contributing editor to public radio's Marketplace and to Bark magazine. A member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, he lives in northern New Jersey with his wife, Paula Span, a reporter for The Washington Post, and their college-student daughter, Emma Span. Jon Katz can be e