The Labrador Pact

The Labrador Pact

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The story of a family in crisis and the loyal dog that holds them together, from the witty, imaginative author of The Dead Fathers Club.

The Hunters—Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte—are a typical family, with typical concerns: work, money, love, the trials of adolescence. What sets them apart is Prince, their black labrador.

Prince is an earnest and determined young dog. He strives to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact: Duty Over All. Other dogs, led by the springer spaniels, have revolted, but Prince takes his responsibilities seriously. As things in the Hunter family begin to go awry—marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide—he uses every canine resource to keep the clan together.

 In the end, Prince must choose: the family or the Pact? His decision may cost him everything.

Wry, perceptive, and heartbreaking, The Labrador Pact is a cunning and original take on domestic life, with an improbably poignant narrator.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598871029
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Edition description: Unabridged; 6.75 hours on 6 CDs
Pages: 6
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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"A wry, serio-comic family tail, er, tale, for our serio-comic times."
-The Washington Post

"Dark, comic, and quite brilliantly adult."
-The New York Times

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Labrador Pact 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
streamsong on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the one that I swore I wasn't going to listen to once I found out after purchasing it that the dog dies.Labradors share a special special pact to take care of their family. This is the story of a labrador's eye view of one family's disintegration. The more our narrator tries to fix things, the more out of control they become. Partly I chose to listen to this because I was intrigued to read that it is a retelling of Shakespeare's Henry IVth part II. Our four footed narrator's name is Prince. His best doggy friend is named Falstaff. Things go wrong and no matter how hard our hero tries to change this, bodies (dogs and humans) pile up, including, at the end our narrator.You do find out in the first few sentences that the dog will be put down. However, it seems so inevitable from the beginning, so much the classic tragedy, that I didn't have the same emotional reaction that I do to most stories where the animal dies.
monzrocks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A novel about an ordinary British family told through the eyes of their labrador. The labrador believes he is responsible for the well-being of his family, and tries to protect them from themselves. Thought-provoking and worth your while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like this book at all nothing good about it
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