Pets play an important role in our personal lives that only sporadically appears in fiction; normally these relationships are relegated to the realm of memoir. But when novelists do give us pets, they do so with heart, ingenuity, and quirkiness, as shown by these seven audiobooks.
Hig survived the flu that killed everyone he knows. His wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog. But when a random transmission somehow beams through his radio, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better lifeâ€”something like his old lifeâ€”exists beyond the airport.
Listen to an excerpt The Dog Stars
Eleven-year-old Alex Petroski loves space and rockets, his mom, his brother, and his dog, Carl Saganâ€”named for Alexâ€™s hero, the real-life astronomer.Â From Colorado to New Mexico, Las Vegas to L.A., Alex meets lost, remarkable people and uncovers secrets that will change his life.
Listen to an excerpt See You in the Cosmos
Only too eager to run an errand for the vicarâ€™s wife, twelve-year-old Flavia hops on her trusty bicycle, Gladys, to deliver a message to a reclusive wood-carver. She finds him murdered, and the only living creature in the house is a mysterious cat.
Listen to an excerpt Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mewâ€™d