Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family – sometimes returning to say hello years later. While visiting Australia, Louis de Bernières heard the legend of Red Dog and decided to do some research on this extraordinary story. After travelling to Western Australia and meeting countless people who'd known and loved Red Dog, Louis decided to spread Red Dog's fame a little further. The result is an utterly charming tale of an amazing dog with places to go and people to see.
©2002 Louis de Bernieres (P)2010 Associate Producer, Nelson Woss. Audiobook recording produced by ABC Audio.
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"Can we listen to Red Dog again?"
A long drive in the car has always been preceded by this question, have you packed Red Dog? We want to listen to it again. It has been a family favourite for a long time with us. We love Red Dog, and we love the people who love him. He is part of our permanent cast of characters in the nurturing world of imagination and narrative.
David Field hits the right note of laconic friendliness that is Red Dog.
This story will make you laugh and it will make you cry.
All of us who saw the movie, preferred this story as a listening pleasure.
Living in the Pilbara and having seen the statue of Red Dog in Dampia its great to finally hear the story, a great way to pass a few hours highly recommended
"Great heart string tugger"
Yes. Great expansion on a true story/outback legend. Very good writing makes the story come alive and fills in the blanks with very believable details. Makes the story really come alive.
The way the author portrayed Red as an independent "thinker" "walk about" dog. I loved the human-dog interactions
Well not really performed but of course Red
Reds unfortunate and senseless demise....a real tear jerker
"Enjoyable, especially if you like dogs"
Nice story, I think everyone believes their dog is a bit like red dog; free at heart but knows where home is
"OK for a freebie but glad I didn't buy it"
Although it was well narrated I felt that it was missing a bit of substance. I had to check if it was a children's book early on as nothing much seemed to happen in it.
The fact that the author had pieced together stories of this dog's life from word of mouth stories.
I understand that it has been. Maybe it is better than the book.
A bit of a disappointment for a book by this excellent author. I think I'll dig out Captain Correlli's Mandolin again for something a bit more engaging.
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